Local birthday benefit honors Texas legend


On Sunday, July 17, from 2-9 p.m., the Texas Voices & Camp House Concerts will present a benefit concert to honor Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Cindy Walker. This benefit will also raise funds for the Cindy Walker Foundation.

Walker, born in 1918 and an American country music songwriter, as well as singer and dancer, was directly responsible for many successful and beloved songs, recorded by many different artists. Her very large body of songs have been described as “direct, honest, and unpretentious.” Walker had many top 10 hits over five decades.

Walker was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, as well as the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in March 2011. Just a few of her songs include “Cherokee Maiden| (1941), “Miss Molly” (1942), and “Bubbles in my Beer” (1948) performed by Bob Wills and his band. “Blue Canadian Rockies” (1952) performed by Gene Autry, with a revival in 1968 by The Byrds. Walker’s song, “You Don’t Know Me” has been recorded by Jerry Vale, Ray Charles, and Elvis Presley. “Dream Baby” was performed by Roy Orbison in 1962, and again by Glen Campbell in 1983.

Walker died at the age of 87 and was buried near her home in Mexia, Texas, seven days after Willie Nelson released a tribute album for her.

The Cindy Walker birthday bash is scheduled to be held at The Camp House in Nixon, Texas, and the lineup includes Matthew Ryan, Jana Pochop, Chad Richard, Aaron Lacombe, Alex Coba, John Dempsy, John Arthur Martinez, Richie Allbright, Women of Western Swing, and Manzy Lowry.

This event will also include both silent and live auctions, with tickets including a BBQ brisket dinner.

General admission tickets for this event are available at $50, with a limited number currently available by pre-sale only, with VIP & Sponsorship packages available.

For more information on this event visit camphouseconcerts.com, or Bud Box at 210-275-7558.