2023 Concert

Tracy Lawrence


The final activity of the week of Operation Cherrybend historically was held at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio from 2015-2019. 

In September 2021, we held the first outdoor concert at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm with full production and awesome venue vibes!

2015   John Michael Montgomery
2016   Lonestar
2017 Joe Diffie
2018   Mark Chesnutt
2019 Tyler Farr
2021 Randy Houser-Outdoor

2022 Neal McCoy

 2023 Tracy Lawrence

To add to the special performance, songwriters from Nashville open the show with acoustic guitar performances of their own songs. Some of these songs are chart toppers. It’s a real treat to have the songs performed by their writers live on stage in Wilmington, OH.


Some of the talented songwriters that have participated in Operation Cherrybend are:

  Jason Michael Carroll, Rick Tiger, Sal Gonzalez, Daniel Dean, Tyler Satterfield, Buddy Owens, Ray Stephenson, Mark Ramsey and more.



Rick Tiger- Legendary Songwriter and well known in Printer’s Alley “Cherrybend Song”,Every Sad Song, Shine On 

Jason Michael Carroll- Musician and Songwriter “Alyssa Lies, “Livin Our Love Song”, “Hurry Home”

Jared Ashley- Blaster Recording Artist, 2013 Billboard top 40 single “Last Train To Memphis”

Buddy Owens- 2015 CCMA Songwriter of the year.

Lewis Brice- Artist with current single at radio now “Best Ex Ever.”

Ray Stephenson- Singer/Songwriter with hits by (Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson) to name a few.

Mark Ramsey- Professional musician/songwriter who’s played bass for Johnny Lee, Andy Griggs and Blake Shelton

Daniel Dean- Singer/Songwriter and former Marine Corps. Sniper.

Tyler Jay USMC Veteran and Musician/Songwriter “Circus”, “EAS” song


since the very beginning and hasn’t miss an event…

Sal Gonzalez- Singer/Songwriter, RETIRED U.S. Marine, Combat Wounded Veteran amputee, America’s Got Talent finalist,                                      and Inspirational speaker