BALLINGER – Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard is in the process of getting a committee formed to make the plans for the upcoming Meals on Wheels Benefit, which is tentatively scheduled for April and will feature Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and guitar aficionado Brad Davis and his fellow player Tom Glosup.

BALLINGER – Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard is in the process of getting a committee formed to make the plans for the upcoming Meals on Wheels Benefit, which is tentatively scheduled for April and will feature Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and guitar aficionado Brad Davis and his fellow player Tom Glosup.

“We have already had some folks volunteer,” Hilliard said.

On Friday, Davis and Glosup will be in town for a planning meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Texas Venue. After the meeting, folks can get a little sample of the music too, as Davis and Glosup plan to take the stage and play a few sets.

Glosup and Davis have been back and forth to Ballinger in recent months to assist Hilliard and the commissioners with roofing projects on several county buildings.

Davis, who has played with the likes of Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, Sheryl Crow and Marty Stewart, is known for his flat-picking guitar style – a technique he teaches in the Metroplex where he lives. He is currently a member of Billy Bob Thornton’s band and has played on the Grand Ole Opry.

Glosup and Davis have been picking together for years. And a few months ago, they offered to play a benefit for the county and Hilliard took them up on their offer.

“We are excited to come there and play next Friday and are looking forward to the benefit,” Glosup said. “I love the people out there they have made us feel so welcome.”

Hilliard is seeking volunteers and sponsors for the event, which will benefit Meals on Wheels Plus of Abilene.

The commissioners are considering several locations for the event, including the Miles Young Farmers Building and the Catholic churches in Rowena and Olfen. The event will include a raffle and barbecue as well.

“This is going to be a great event,” Hilliard said. 

If you would like to sign up to volunteer, attend the meeting or call 325-365-2633 to sign up.e