Gary Hogue Benefit Concert

Several of Gary's friends got together and held a benefit concert in Gary's honor. Howard Decker and his band performed. The bluegrass group, WhiteWater, featuring Greg and Brad Davis and Randy Childers also performed. Marty's Rock & Roll Cowboy band also did a couple of songs with guest singers. All in all, it was a fabulous afternoon.

Lots of items were donated and auctioned off. Autographed CDs, pictures, a leather outfit from LeAnn Rimes, a beautiful fringed denim jacket by Emmylou Harris. George Jones had signed a guitar and Marty and the Rock & Roll Cowboys also signed a guitar. The entire event raised $3,000.

There was a huge dance floor and a few of the attendees danced. Marty's fans showed up: Cindy Allred, Shelby Jean Gootee, Tami Krato, Margie Sullivan, Mary Runyan, Judy Trickett, Evelyn Totty, Gary, Barbara and Melanie Renfro.

This warm, sunny afternoon of music was for Nikki and Elliott. It was good seeing a smile on Nikki's face and she was invited out on the dance floor by several gentlemen. She even tried to teach Elliott some dance steps.

Howard Decker and friends open the show Auction items - Emmylou's jacket is lower left.
It came with 3 Emmylou CDs and went for $400.
Danny and Kathy Meadows (l) eye the new
Sullivans' CD and tape (which they bid on and won).
There's the guitar autographed by Marty. To the right
of that is the guitar autographed by George Jones.
The gentlemen in the sunglasses bid $600 and got it!
The three gals standing on the other side of this
are: Mary Runyan, me, and Melanie Renfro. Melanie
took quite a few items home with her.
Greg Davis, Brad Davis and Randy Childers are
WhiteWater! Notice the photo of Gary on the left
and the picture of the Marty and the Rock &
Roll Cowboys on the right.
Long-time Marty fan club member, Melanie Renfro
shows off her beautiful singing voice. She
performed "Once A Day" and "Hillbilly Rock."
Howard got up and performed with
the Rock & Roll Cowboys
Melanie sang background vocals with
Billy Minshew (left) and band.
Elliott did not want his picture taken. At least Elliott tried to smile. Nikki, you look beautiful!
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