Kelley Lovelace And Friends Host Bethel Country Connection Thursday

Golf Tournament Is Friday And Saturday

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bethel Bible Village announced Grammy-nominated country songwriter Kelley Lovelace will host a writers in the round type concert on Thursday at the Chattanoogan.  Mr. Lovelace will take the stage along with songwriters Rivers Rutherford, Neil Thrasher and singer, songwriter Dustin Lynch. The event is a sell-out.

Mr. Lovelace has written many songs among those recorded are 18 Top 10 Billboard hits: 14 of which have reached the #1 position.  He has written songs for popular artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, Jason Michael Carroll, Kristy Lee Cook, Tracy Byrd, Joey & Rory, Kenny Chesney and recently for Lauren Alaina. Mr. Lovelace has written two books, the first co-authored with Brad Paisley "He Didn't Have to Be” along with the song of the same title. His second book was written for aspiring young songwriters entitled "If You've Got a Dream, I've Got a Plan."

The evening will also feature a live auction with some opportunities to bid on unique gifts including a trip to Nashville to write a song with Mr. Lovelace, a guitar autographed by George Strait and other items. All proceeds go to help support the children at Bethel Bible Village.  

Platinum sponsors for the event include Metro Services, Southern Champion Tray, Yerbey Concrete & Construction, and Wingfield Scale. Gold sponsors are WRCB Channel 3; Coca-Cola Bottling; and US101. Silver sponsors are AEED, Inc. Advanced Energy Engineering & Design; COS - Chattanooga Office Supply and Tuftco. Bronze sponsors include Dignity Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist; Grearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC.; JDH Company; Morgan Stanley; State Farm Agent Nancy Moore; and Payroll Professionals.  Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union is the evening’s stage sponsor. 

Mr. Lovelace will also host the Bethel Golf Classic, the 41st annual golf tournament. This is his second year as host.   

Two days of tournament golf is scheduled at Bear Trace Golf Course for Friday and Saturday.  Entry fees are $300 for individuals and $1,200 for foursome teams. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days.  The tournament is open to men and ladies of any skill level.  Flight prizes and skills contest prizes will be awarded. 

For the last 57 years, Bethel Bible Village has provided safe, nurturing and Christ-centered homes for children of families in crisis.  

For more information, contact Kenny Turpen at ktrupen@bethelbiblevillage.org or call 842-5757 extension 233, or visit Bethel's website at www.bbv.org



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