This past weekend the Pasadena Rose Bowl was packed for a Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean concert and the pre-show included Brantley Gilbert’s band playing a song dedicated to David Nelson, a Burbank High School graduate and Bakersfield Police Officer who recently passed away, the result of a fatal car accident following a pursuit.
Several of David’s Burbank High School and neighborhood friends and family attended the concert after special arrangements were made by Bethany Moss.
“When I realized that Brantley was opening for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean at the Rose Bowl, I wanted to get tickets for the entire family so they could see Brantley sing the song live,” Moss said.
Those friends included Michael and Camille Nelson, Rachael Osgood, Stephanie and Dan Meisenbach, Laura and Jon Bauer, Kristina Wolford, Clint and Kara Hamblin, Scott Talamantes, Grant and Natalie Talamantes, Ryan Lizzaraga, Melinda Osgood, Linda Osgood, Jef Rudino, Zach Guimont, Andrew Canino, Kandice Rae, Bryanna Edwards and Bethany Moss.
Family and friends met with Brantley who showed up to meet the guests and greet them wearing David’s shirt.
“We were all taken back by his kind heart and compassion for Officer David Nelson,” Moss said.
Brantley’s hit song “One Hell of an Amen,” which became the Country Radio’s number one song, was dedicated at the show in memory of David Nelson.
The song which was played during the recent funeral service meant so much to everyone in attendance.
The band wore shirts that had David’s name on them, made by Burbank’s Buddy’s All-Stars. The shirts are available on line and the funds raised are going to a scholarship fund in David’s memory.
They are available at: http;//SKREENED.COM/EOW062615
Pasadena Police Department motor officers escorted the family and friends to a special VIP parking area during the concert. One officer told the family, “We will always be here for you. We lost a brother.”
Moss said the day will never be forgotten and that everyone was touched and moved.