Musicians Pay Tribute to Late Banker
7/18/2007 Michael McDonald, Hal Ketchum, Radney Foster, Tracy Lawrence, Collin Raye, Matraca Berg and Jason Sellers were among the artists gathered at a tribute to late Nashville banker Brian Williams at the Ryman Auditorium on Monday. Williams, who was senior vice president/group manager of SunTrust Bank's Sport and Entertainment Specialty Group, drowned at Center Hill Lake outside Nashville on July 8, 2006. He was 45. During a videotaped tribute, Martina and John McBride said Brian gave them a line of credit so they could put down 20 percent to buy their first home here. “I was surprised by his faith in me,” Martina said.