Former Air Force Senior Airman and singer/songwriter Jamie Teachenor will perform a free concert following the Dickson Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 10.
The Veterans Day Parade starts at 2 p.m. at Dickson County High School and follows its usual route through downtown before ending at Dickson Middle School. Teachenor and his family will be riding in the parade and he will perform on the stage on the west side of the War Memorial Building campus in downtown Dickson.
The concert presented by the City of Dickson Parks and Recreation Department.
“After kicking off our Veterans Day concert last year with popular singer/songwriter Leslie Dysinger, we are excited to continue our new tradition by bringing in a veteran with the caliber of talent that Jamie Teachenor has,” Dickson Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Cherie Wilson said. “In addition to the concert, we’ll have face painting and an inflatable for the kids. South Main Street between Walnut and Chestnut streets will be closed so bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy a great show in celebration of Veterans Day.”
The theme for the 2019 Dickson Veterans Day Parade is “One Team One Fight.” The parade participants will exit the high school’s east gate onto North Charlotte Street, proceed south to turn left on McFarland Lane, then turns right on Highway 48. It proceeds downtown on Main Street, turning left before the railroad tracks to Church Street, then left to East College Street and right to Academy Street where it will end on the campus of Dickson Middle School.
The Topless in Tennessee Jeep Club is honoring local veterans by offering to escort them in the parade. Any veteran interested in riding with a member can contact Paul McCallister at (615) 856-9856 or email@example.com with name, rank, branch, years of service and any campaign served in or during to be displayed on a sign on the vehicle.
Teachenor, a former Dickson resident, is a multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter who was lead vocalist for the U.S. Air Force Academy band Wild Blue Country during his 2015-19 service. During that time, Wild Blue Country released the album “Here We Are,” which included songs written by Teachenor.
Teachenor came to Middle Tennessee to attend Belmont University in 2001 and the following year signed his first music publishing contract. Teachenor released his debut album, “The Departure,” in 2012 and the first two singles, “I Never Know” and “Free Birds Have Cages,” received airplay on both country and rock radio stations.
“It was an amazing journey and I am forever humbled God gave me the opportunity to serve our great nation that so many brave men and women have given their lives to keep our freedoms,” Teachenor said. “I am also thankful for the selfless spouses and children. They serve also.”
Teachenor is the son of Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame member Jim Teachenor and is married to author Jen Teachenor. The couple has two children and resides in Hendersonville.