Smoot Memorial Benefit set for Friday

Central Virginia Angel Hearts presents the 19th Annual Warren Smoot Memorial Benefit concert, Friday, Aug. 23, 7:00 p.m., at Beulah Baptist Church, 528 Leesville Road, Lynchburg.

For the first time, the Williamsons from Wetumka, OK, will be the headline artist. The Williamsons are a Central Virginia favorite, having appeared in the concert series seven times before as the opening group. The Williamsons began singing as a family group in 1969 with Woody and Pinky Williamson and their children Donnie and Tennie. Members of the Williamsons today include Donnie Williamson and his wife Lisa, Darin Hebert, and Lisa’s brother Bo Chesser. They travel across the United States and around the world presenting their ministry in large concert halls and in churches of all sizes and denominations. They have produced more than a dozen recordings, with much of their material written by Lisa and Donnie. Many of their songs have reached the Singing News Top 20, including Number One hits “Shout” and “Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile.” They receive regular radio airplay on the XM satellite station enlighten! and perform on Christian television. 

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