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Worley cancer center opens in November

Friday, October 22, 2010 – Darryl Worley's vision will soon become a reality when the new Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center celebrates its grand opening on Nov. 3.

Previously scheduled to open in early 2011, the new center will be open for business in November. Located on the campus of the Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, Tenn., cancer patients will now be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy without the long drives currently required of many who need these treatments.

Since 2004, the Darryl Worley Foundation and the representatives of Hardin Medical Center and Hardin County Community and Healthcare Foundation worked to raise enough money to meet their $2 million goal for the project. Together, they have raised $1.7 million and hope to be debt free by the time of completion.

"We will be so pleased to show the new center to our community on Nov. 3," said Charlotte Burns, CEO Hardin Medical Center. "The center is a tribute to the generosity and commitment of Darryl, the Hardin Medical Center Board, the foundations, and our neighbors and friends. It will stand as a reminder of our determination to care for one another and share hope with those we serve."

"The generosity of all the donors from around the country and the Savannah area has been amazing," said Worley. "I think it's very surreal that this has happened so fast and just confirms that we are doing God's work. This is a defining moment in my lifetime and career."

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Never taking anything for granted. That's the point of Darryl Worley's song, You Never Know. The song might have a heavy theme about treating every day as if its your last. But that's the exception on a disc filled with fun-loving songs with a recurring theme of having a good ol' time. Fellow country artists Jamey Johnson, Mel Tillis and Bill Anderson lend their voices on Don't Show Up (If You Can't Get Down). But the highlight is definitely, Honkytonk Life - which »»»
Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
It's been three and a half years since Darryl Worley gained fame for "Have You Forgotten?" Worley has changed with the political landscape, choosing to record a different type of patriotic song on his new 13-track album. "I Just Came Back from a War" is written from the perspective of an Iraqi war veteran returning home and how he deals with everyone around him saying he's a changed person. It's a powerful message, and it's pro-war sentiment is much more »»»
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Darryl Worley gets dark on his fourth and deepest album. The dozen songs often focus on the hardscrabble small town Southern life, murder, facing death and difficult relationships. This is not easy subject matter to digest even when Worley applies a lighter side musically (the well done "I Love Her, She Hates Me"). "If Something Should Happen" is sung in the voice of a cancer victim who may not survive. Not exactly the typical major label country fare these days. "Facing Death" describes the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Three years late(r), wait for Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon was worth it – The album, "Solstice," coming out this Friday from Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, took "only" three years to be released by New West. The recording sessions were an outgrowth of a few friends getting together and recording music. Those friends would be folks like Birds of Chicago and Amy Helm (on the album,... »»»
Concert Review: Guthrie brings welcome vibe of sweetness – Before launching into "This Land is Your Land," Arlo Guthrie recalled how his father taught him this song when he was just eight or nine. His father, however, wasn't just any father, but the father of protest folk music, Woody Guthrie. Then when Arlo's daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, took the stage midway through the first half of the... »»»
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