15th Annual Tennessee River Run raises money for Darryl Worley Foundation

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — Sounds of Music City took over the West Tennessee city by the river Saturday afternoon for the 15th Annual Darryl Worley Tennessee River Run. Thousands grabbed their lawn chairs to enjoy music on Main St. in downtown Savannah.

Screen Shot 2016-10-08 at 10.12.28 PM“Nice music,” said concert goer Tonya Conway said. “I like country music so its very nice, relaxing.”

“Good food, good people, good music and its for a good cause,” Hope Phillips said.

For the 15th year, the country star from Savannah hosted his annual Tennessee River Run to raise money for his foundation. Money from every ticket sold will go towards people of Hardin and McNairy counties to help with cancer treatment and drug and alcohol recovery.

“What he’s done for this community is beyond belief,” supporter Tony Smith said. “He went above and beyond and what little we can do and come out here is excellent.”

Although the River Run is about much more than music, Worley says he couldn’t think of having the show anywhere else.Screen Shot 2016-10-08 at 10.10.57 PM

“Not sure that we wouldn’t do to concert even if it didn’t make money,” country artist Darryl Worley said. “Because its something that we want to do for the town of Savannah. They are so supportive.”

As Rocky Top was perform the crowd was energized, something Worley hopes will continue for many years.

“I pray that it will go for as long as I live and then some,” Worley said. “There’s nothing that I could leave behind even my music that would be this good.”

Chuck wicks, Kellie Pickler and Randy Houser joined Darryl Worley as headliners for Saturday’s concert. Worley says they should have raised $350 – $400,000 for foundation after the River Run concert.