Nashville Hitmakers bring country music to Indian Lake (Audio included)
7/26/2013 8:53:10 PM
By Nate Dunham
Country music will be performed in the lake region this weekend.
The Nashville Hitmakers have returned to the county for the second year in a row and will perform at Indian Lake High School at 7 pm.
The annual event is to benefit the Indian Lake Watershed Project (ILWP) and the Indian Lake Music Boosters. The proceeds help the watershed project stay self-sustaining and not have to rely on state or grant funds to keep the project going. The music boosters are aiming to update the sound equipment in the auditorium.
ILWP Executive Director Vicky Boots discusses what the event does.
Indian Lake Alum and songwriter Even Stevens (pictured in red) is headlining the event. He says that he is thrilled to play in his home county and thinks it is amazing to be performing at his school.
Steven's shares what it means for him to do the event.
Stevens will be performing with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Scotty Emerick, Hugh Prestwood, Paul Overstreet, Richard Leigh, Leslie Satcher, and Mike Loudermilk.
Nielsen Chapman has six number-one hits including This Kiss by Faith Hill.
Nielsen Chapman explains why she wanted to be a part of the event.
Emerick has written many Toby Keith songs including I Love this Bar and Beer for My Horses.
Prestwood wrote The Song Remembers When for Trisha Yearwood.
Overstreet is the only person to ever be named Nashville Songwriter of the Year for five straight years. He wrote She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy by Kenny Chesney and Some Beach for Blake Shelton.
Leigh wrote Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue performed by Crystal Gayle.
Satcher wrote Troubadour for George Straight and When God Fearing Women Get the Blues by Martina McBride.
Loudermilk is a phenomenal Nashville guitar player.
Stevens, Emerick, Overstreet, and Loudermilk will perform the final set and combined have 76 number-one hits.
Steven's sister and event manager Sandy Helgeson discusses the show.