Those is attendance on Saturday evening will get a real treat when Libertyfest headliner Cody McCarver takes the stage.
Cody is part of the all-day entertainment-filled freedom celebration at Camp Jordan Park originated by the East Ridge Merchants Association.
He's a real live good ole southern boy from Dunlap, who writes and sings songs about real life.
He's the kind of person who will take time to tell you where he lives and that he will be mad if you're ever in that area and you don't stop in and see him.
Cody and Libertyfest are an almost perfect fit for a celebration of freedom.
"This is a great honor to be invited to the first Libertyfest," Cody said. "When I wrote the song "I'm America" I was saying that we're not just Democrats and Republicans but we're all Americans."
“I’m America,” is a heart-strings tugging song that boosted Cody onto a 30-stop tour across the nation visiting in conjunction with Operation Troop Aid and the Wounded Warriors program.
Cody said he's prepared for the late June heat wave that has raised the temperatures and sales of cold drinks.
He joked he was wearing only a thong and bringing a bucket of ice to perform on Saturday.
"The hottest it's ever been where I performed was in Baltimore, Md.," he said. "I went out there and bought a bunch of workshop fans and I'll have them on the bus."
After more than 12 years performing as a member of the multi-platinum selling band Confederate Railroad, Cody decided on going solo.
Cody loves what he does and it shows in his music and his live performances.
"Through Gods Eyes," is a song dear to his heart that was the first Top 20 Single by an Independent Artist on any chart.
The song launched Cody into the national spotlight as spokesperson for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. He now works with children whose parents are incarcerated in prison, due to the song.
Cody’s father is serving a life sentence in a Tennessee State prison where a DVD Documentary entitled “Cody McCarver Behind the Walls” was filmed.
His career has also taken a trip to the silver screen where he stars with Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Thelma & Louise, Free Willy) in the western movie "Cole Younger & the Black Train."
Cody plays the role of Cole Younger in the movie.
Jim Quinton, of WPPL in Blue Ridge Ga. was quoted as saying Cody is a singer who is honest and true to the song he's singing.
“Just one listen to his hit "Though Gods Eyes" will tell you what kind of man he is,” Quinton said of Cody. “He also has a fun side to his performance as witnessed by his hit "Red Flag" and Cody can take a classic hit like Rod Stewarts "Tonight’s the Night" and make his own.”
Quinton said Cody is great singer and an even better person.
“I highly recommend him as an artist and a friend,” he said.
When: June 30 from 10 am -10 pm
Where: I-75, Exit 1 at Camp Jordan Park East Ridge
What to bring: Lawn chairs and blankets and wear cool comfortable clothes.
What to expect: A lot of fun, cold drinks and good food
Admission: $10 per car (limit 6 per vehicle)
How to get there: I-75, Exit 1 and follow the signs to Fred Pruett Parkway
How to volunteer: Call 423-432-4409
For more info: www.eastridgeparksandrec.com