Hattiesburg Parkway Heights group travels to Nashville


Several members of Hattiesburg Parkway Heights United Methodist Church recently attended the Stars for Second Harvest concert.


The annual musical extravaganza benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, a member of America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network that each year networks with more than 400 active non-profit agencies (e.g., soup kitchens, day care centers, senior citizens’ centers, food pantries) in 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties. In 2005, Second Harvest distributed more than 17 million pounds of food.


Attending from Parkway Heights were Iva Brown, Marlene Milkent, Delores Myrick, Lara Wilborn, Nita Davis, Ruth Ann Tanner, Nova Corley, Evelyn Wiseman, associate pastor  Julian Davis and wife Melissa Davis.


Serving as host for the group was songwriter Craig Wiseman, who put together the second annual concert, which featured some of Nashville’s top singers and songwriters performing at the historic Ryman Auditorium.


The informal concert featured only guitars and a electronic keyboard accompanying the writers and artists during the evening. The writers included Randy Owens of Alabama, Tony Mullins, Jeffery Steele and Wiseman. Some writers told the story that inspired them to write the song before playing and singing a few of their hit songs.


Wiseman has written songs such as Brooks & Dunn’s Believe, Tim McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying, Kenny Chesney’s Summertime and Leanne Rimes Something Gatta Give that she performed at the concert.