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18th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert

Come join us at the Brenau University Front Lawn for the 18th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert, Saturday, September 28nd 2019 at 6pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. For sponsorships and tables call (770) 710-9191 or email jjackson@johnjarrardfoundation.com.

Rain or Shine
5:00 pm- Gates Open
6:00 pm- Opening artist
7:15 pm- Main Show

Songwriters this year include Jonathan Singleton, Lee Thomas Miller, Wyatt Durrette, and Levi Lowrey. All of these songwriters have combined written over 25 hit songs!

Jonathan Singleton

Jonathan SingletonSince he had his first hit in 2007, Jonathan Singleton has been known as a top songwriter in Nashville. Impressively, he has co-written nine Top 10 country hits, several which have reached number one on the Billboard charts. Originally from Jackson, Tennessee, he’s also been an artist, and he’s a partner in the successful music publishing & artist development company, 50 Egg Music.

Hits include:

“Beer Never Broke My Heart” by Luke Combs

“A Guy Walks Into a Bar” by Tyler Farr

“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” by Tim McGraw

“Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner

“Don’t” by Billy Currington

“Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan


Lee Thomas Miller

Lee Thomas MillerMiller left his hometown to attend Eastern Kentucky University and graduated in 1990. After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to find work as a songwriter. Ken Mellons was the first artist to record his material, in 1994, but it was not until Blackhawk released “Days of America” in 2002 that Miller had a writing credit for a chart single.[1] Another recording from 2002, “The Impossible” by Joe Nichols, was nominated for a Grammy Award a year later.[2] Both it and Terri Clark’s 2003 single “I Just Wanna Be Mad” earned Miller BMI Million-Air awards in 2004 for receiving one million radio plays each.[3] In addition to 3 Grammy nominations, Miller won CMA and ACM song of the year awards with “In Color”.  Lee currently serves as the President of the board for the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI). Which takes him to Washington DC often to advocate in congress on behalf of composers.

Hits Include:

“In Color” by Jamey Johnson
“The Impossible” by Joe Nichols
“Whiskey and You” by Chris Stapleton
“The World” by Brad Paisley
“You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins
“I’m Still A Guy” by Brad Paisley
“Southern Girl” by Tim McGraw

Wyatt Durrette

Wyatt DurretteWyatt Durrette was born in Virginia but moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He wrote his first song at age eleven, and was inspired to pursue songwriting after seeing Jimmy Buffett in concert. After graduating college, Durrette worked as a bartender and manager of a bar in Atlanta, Georgia, where he met Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band. He began writing songs with the band, and the two began writing songs together. Durrette is the co-writer of many of Zac Brown Band’s singles, including their breakthrough “Chicken Fried”.

Hits Include:

“Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs
“Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
“Toes” by Zac Brown Band
“Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band
“Highway 20 Ride” by Zac Brown Band
“As She’s Walking Away” feat. Alan Jackson by Zac Brown Band
“Knee Deep” feat. Jimmy Buffett by Zac Brown Band
“Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band
“Keep Me in Mind” by Zac Brown Band
“Goodbye in Her Eyes” by Zac Brown Band
“Sweet Annie” by Zac  Brown Band
“Homegrown” by Zac Brown Band


Levi Lowrey

Levi LowreyLevi Lowrey formerly toured with The Zac Brown Band and co-writer of the ZBB hits, “Colder Weather,” “The Wind” and “Day for the Dead. Lowreys multi instrumental roots come from his Great Great Grandfather the amazing fiddler Gid Tanner. In the sixth grade, Lowrey began taking classical violin lessons and soon moved on to playing fiddle music, taking in and assimilating all the instrumental techniques and flourishes he saw on display at the Chicken House. Even so, he stayed in the school orchestra throughout high school. In his sophomore year, he joined a rock band, playing lead guitar, and performing at fairs and clubs in Atlanta, Athens and the surrounding areas.

Hits Include:

“Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band

“The Wind” by Zac Brown Band

“Day for The Dead” by Zac Brown Band

“How Could I” by John Driskell Hopkins

“Good Country People” by Travis Meadows


September 28, 2019


6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Brenau University Front Lawn
Gainesville, GA United States

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Auction Items

  • Autographed Guitar by Luke Combs - Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • 1/2 Day Class A Kart Racing School- Courtesy of Atlanta Motorsports Park

  • Houseboat for up to 100 People on Lake Lanier – Courtesy of Barry Brooks

  • Tap It Beer Package– Courtesy of Tap It (Jim Tortorelli)

  • JJF Bluebird Cafe Nashville Package for 4- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Nashville Hall of Fame Induction for 4- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Peach Pickers | Georgia on my Mind- Courtesy of Lisa Love, Georgia Music Foundation

  • Southern Woods Plantation Hunt- Courtesy of Southern Woods Plantation

  • Sunset Cruise for 8- Courtesy of Singleton Marina

  • Costa Rica Getaway- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Taste of Amp- Courtesy of Atlanta Motorsports Park

  • Rooftop Party at 330 Main Street Building- Courtesy of Brian Daniel/Carroll Daniel Construction

  • Savannah Getaway at the Brice Hotel in Historic Savannah- Courtesy of The Kimpton Brice Hotel

  • Colonel Littleton Leather Goods + Stationary Set- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • O Sleeper Manufacturing Co Table/Chair- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Carroll Daniel Construction Camping Gear Package- Courtesy of Brian Daniel/Carroll Daniel Construction

  • Maggie Thomason Original Art Framed- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • The Fresh Bloom October Flower Package- Courtesy of The Fresh Bloom

  • TeXga Farms Beef Package- Courtesy of TeXga Farms

  • Tap It Gift Basket - Courtesy of Tap It

  • Fly Fishing Session (North Georgia) - Courtesy of Blackhawk Fly Fishing + Eli Crumley

  • Dress Up Gift card and Gift Basket- Courtesy of Dress Up/Liz Webber

  • Reef Donkey Package- Courtesy of Reef Donkey

  • GoVolt Flashlight Package- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Janet Cornett Painting- Courtesy of Janet Cornett

  • Rose-Themed Basket- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Teeth Whitening Trays (trays + Product)- Courtesy of Dr. Stephanie Green

  • 20 Units of Botox- Courtesy of Dr. Stephanie Green

  • Atlanta Braves Quilts - Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Mary Kay Basket- Courtesy of Liz Robbins

  • Athens Package- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • 4 Football Tickets: UGA vs. Kentucky (includes Parking Pass)- Courtesy of John Jarrard Foundation

  • Happy Everything Co. Mini Session or Family Session- Courtesy of Happy Everything Co.