Tribute to writers who have passed is Nov. 16
The annual FBISF tribute to the fest’s songwriters who have passed will be held at the Flora-Bama on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2-5:30 p.m. Hosted by Joe Gilchrist and Rusty Budde in the Flora-Bama main room, the show will include participating songwriters paying tribute by sharing their favorite songs written by FBISF legends who have passed.
FBISF alumni who have passed include Chris Penise Larry Butler, Wayne Carson, Todd Cerney, Hank Cochran, Bill Clampit, Richard Fagan, Joey Feek, Mike Fincher, Flash Flanagan, Lorna Flowers, Larry Henley, David Johnson, Kacey Jones, Red Lane, Billy Earl McClelland, Rusty McHugh (pictured), Wayne Mills, Mickey Newbury, Jody Payne, Carey Pitts, Freddy Powers, Curly Putman, Clyde Smith, Dave Watkins, C.J. Watson, Bryan Wheeler, Larry Jon Wilson and many others.
“Throughout the years, we have been fortunate to have these people visit and live in our area,’’ Gilchrist said. “They have helped us use music to make the world a better place. These friends will always have a place in our hearts and our lives and our memories.’’