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Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Articles, Music, Paris Live | 0 comments

Local Musicians and Friends Come Together For Kent Gooding Benefit

What a beautiful gathering of music and friends! The “Come Together for Kent” benefit held at Three Brothers Drafthouse was full of people celebrating the life and legacy of our forever missed brother. He was right there with us throughout the day as countless musicians graced the stage including Stone Rosevelt, Cas Haley, Pearl Street Riot, Russel Wilson, Jason Dyess, Gary Cheatwood, Porterfield Blues Band, The Triptones, Billion Dollar Blues Band, Adam Walker, Joey Jordan, Shut Down Town, Michael O’Neal, Merrol Ray & the Regulators, and many more.

I could never have put this event together without the help of charitable businesses, organizations, and individuals.


  • Sonic of Clarksville/Paris
  • Dairy Queen of Clarksville/Paris
  • Paris Regional Medical Center
  • Kroger
  • Brookshire’s
  • Pam & Greg Burns
  • Paris Family Fun Center
  • Burger Land
  • Mrs. Bairds independent dealer Blake Lott
  • Home Helpers
  • J&L Paving
  • Laura Reynolds
  • Home Helpers

So many items were brought in for the live and silent auctions. Some of the larger items went for substantial amounts like a guitar from Rockin L Music, framed posters of Kent from Paul Ray Spencer and myself, and Kent’s drums went for $1,800!

The gathering brought lost friends together once again to reminisce on the good times. That is the gift that was left for everyone from Kent. The benefit lasted from noon until midnight! Thanks to Super Dave Millsap, Stacey Musgrove, & Sherry Yeatman the celebration of Kent Gooding raised over 13,000 for his loving wife and daughter. The most tear-jerking moment of the entire event was when Russel, Jason, and Gary played “Shifting of the Blame” while India danced around her daddy’s drum set innocent and free.

I would like to mention to everyone that came out to support the cause that I appreciate everything you did to help me bring this together especially my girls.

Karen Boaz, Cassy Haley, my mom Gaila Vickers, Laura Reynolds, Lisa Walker, Pam Burns and my wife Autumn Gunn were my corner team and I will never forget how hard you ladies worked to make it all go smooth. Thank you.
Photos by Robbie Gunn




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