We'll also have music throughout the weekend with singer-songwriters coming from all over the south. On Saturday night, we'll host Mark Wills, award-winning country artist for those of us who love the best kind of country music.
Mark Wills is a multi-platinum selling country music star with eight top 10 hits to his name including “19 Something,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh At Me;” all of which received nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year by the Country Music Association. Wills won the Academy of Country Music ‘s award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. In 2002, his single “19 Something” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1, was Billboard‘s top country hit of the year and was the second most-played song of the decade in 2009.
Jeff Struecker is our main speaker Saturday night. He is decorated soldier who enlisted as Infantryman and retired as a Chaplain with over 22 years of active federal service. In 2017, he was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Jeff is currently serving as Lead Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. He is an award-winning author with five books in print. He and his wife, Dawn, have five children and one grandchild.
Jamey Caldwell, US Army Special Operations Command; now a Pro Bass Fisherman will be ready and willing to give you fishing tips. He has over 9 first place finishes under his belt and is sponsored by some of your favorites, Black Rifle Coffee Co., Team Multicam, Bass Cat Boats and Quantum Reels. For more on Jamey, click here.
Mike served as a member of 1st Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Upon completion of U.S. Army Sniper School, he found a new passion for the art of precision shooting. Mike is a graduate of the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), multiple advanced long-range courses, high-angle and helo-platform shooting courses. Mike and his partner took 3rd in the 2006 International Sniper Competition. He continued to move up and is consistently in the top 10 in any shooting competition.
Andrew Georgiou is a Professional Golfer hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. He is 32 Years old and has played more that 500 professional events in over 10 Countries. Playing in The 2012 Open Championship with Rory Mcilroy & Ernie Els was one of his best memories. He is a man proud of his faith and has chose to reside in Atlanta GA.
Christopher Scalley grew up in Roswell,Georgia, doing the things he loves: hunting, fishing and trapping the Chattahoochee River and surrounding watersheds. Comparing and contrasting other fisheries throughout the world, Chris has fly fished New Zealand’s famed freestone waters of the South Island, Ireland’s productive loch angling, the Gmundner Traun tailwater of Austria, the Rocky Mountain Western U.S. to more domestic waters like the limestone rich spring creeks of the State of Pennsylvania.
Singer-Songwriter, Jason Hoard, has toured with local Georgia band named According To John, Third Day, Crowder and other artists. As the owner of Black Cat Studio, a production company he started, he has worked with various artists like Natalie Grant and Josh Groban.
Singer-Songwriter, Brian White has written fourteen #1 songs, won countless awards, and his songs have been recorded by Rascal Flatts , Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, The Swon Brothers, Steve Holy, Earl Scruggs, Terri Clark, Kix Brooks, Blackhawk and many others. He has a passion for performing, watching the Cincinnati Reds play baseball, being with his wife, and his relationship with God.
Zachary Kale is a singer-songwriter from Nashville whose creativity crosses multiple genres. This passion has led to various collaborations with noteworthy companies such as Disney, Sony, and Big Loud Shirt, one of country music’s most successful publishers. He also wrote, Florida Georgia Line's hit song, "Grow Old."
Maggie Renfroe is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Macon, Georgia currently attending Belmont University She has a soulful sound with a modern twist. She made her debut on the national stage with Season 11 of The Voice. She has two EP albums available, How Did I Get Here and Girl Code – now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Singer-songwriter couple from AtlantaJonathan Peyton is a singer/songwriter from Woodstock, Georgia, just north of Atlanta where he lives with his wife and three children. Jonathan released his first full length album, Waters Below, in March of 2016. His newest EP, Where Do We Stand, released this March. First place winner of the 2017 Undiscovered Artist Series, he closed out the year by opening for Merle Haggard’s sons, Ben and Noel Haggard.