This local country boy who also happens to be a successful singer/songwriter is giving back again because, well, that’s what country boys do. In early 2020, Shane Willis organized a concert to aid three men fighting cancer, Nathan Setzer, Jesse “BJ” Truesdale and Bobby Turner. Unfortunately, both Truesdale and Turner have since passed. When Willis learned that Setzer’s wife, Angie and another longtime friend, Kelly Edwards have been diagnosed with cancer, he stepped up to help.
One of the singer’s popular singles is entitled, “That’s What Country Boys Do” and that’s become his motto for what he’s doing to help these people suffering from cancer. It’s not just cancer though. Willis has formed a foundation called “That’s What Country Boys Do” which won’t be limited to just cancer.
“It might be if somebody’s house burned down,” he said. “We’re going to do all that we can to help people.”
A cancer benefit concert will be held for Angie Setzer and Kelly Edwards on Saturday, June 12 beginning at 3 p.m. with a truck show at Ramsey Farm. Music will begin at 5 p.m. with the lineup including Brian Robinson, Roger Fournier, Vinny D, Bailey Marie Griggs, 316 Band and Shane Willis.
General admission tickets are $10 and available online at https://www.shanewillismusic.com. Ramsey Farm is an outdoor venue and located at 1616 Ramsey Farm Trail in Crouse. Rain date will be Sunday, June 13.
Willis will also be playing at the fireworks concert at East Lincoln High School on June 26 and National Night Out in Denver on Aug. 5.