Premier Nashville Songwriters Come Together in Colorado Springs to Benefit Families of Fallen Military Heroes

Second Annual Songwriters Show & Dinner Supports Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 19, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – A lineup of country music stars will come together in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Sept. 28, 2019 for the Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner to support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the leading national nonprofit organization caring for the families of our nation’s fallen military.

The event will feature country music stars Andy Griggs, Frank Myers, Brett Jones and Jimmy Nichols, songwriters behind Billboard-topping country hits, “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely,” “You and I,” “Once Upon a Lifetime,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll” and numerous others. The musicians will perform to support families of fallen military heroes, who will be present at the program to share poignant stories of their loved ones and how they have found support, hope and healing through programs and services offered by TAPS. 

TAPS complements the honors rendered and benefits given to bereaved military families by the government and expands that care to all who are grieving the death of a military loved one. For over 25 years, TAPS has provided ongoing emotional support, resources, comfort and care to more than 90,000 surviving military family members, giving them a national network of trained peers, camps and retreats for all ages. The organization also offers casework services including financial assistance, connections to community-based care and a 24/7 helpline, all available at no cost to all who are grieving a fallen hero.

The Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner is organized by the TAPS Colorado Executive Committee, which comprises Lynne and Bo Cottrell, General (Ret.) Gene and Jill Renuart, Lt. General (Ret.) Mike and Col. (Ret.) Paula Gould, Tom and Jill Tarver, and Kelly and Bill Eustace.

A limited number of tickets for the event are available at The event is made possible by the generous support of United Concordia and PAE.


Who: Country music entertainers, families of fallen military heroes and TAPS President and Founder, Bonnie Carroll

When: On Saturday, Sept. 28, the show will run from 6-9:30 p.m. There will be interview availability prior to the start of the show between 2-5:30 p.m.

Where: Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs 80921

Media RSVP: To request interviews or attend any part of the event, please contact Victoria Leoni at or (571) 385-2570.



The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 90,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).