Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chester "Memphis Gold" Chandler - Certificate of Appreciation

The County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland awards this Certificate to Chester Chandler in recognition and appreciation.

Chester Chandler aka “Memphis Gold” is an international bluesman who has brought the joy of music to hundreds of thousands of fans around the country, and around the world.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, he has long time ties to the Silver Spring area. We recognize his courage as one of the heroic rescuers of survivors of the CSX train crash in Silver Spring in 1996.

Your love of country is well reflected by your proud military service in the United States Navy and your now frequent trips to perform for America’s soldiers and sailors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and many other venues.

We salute you for your dedication to traditional music and your steadfast commitment to public service and to our community.

Isiah Leggett
County Executive
November 10, 2009


Gloria Stewart said...

You just keep amazing me and others that grew up with you from elementary school to now, who ever thought that you would be singing and playing the blues all over the world. Remember I told you that you would make it. GOD has blessed you with the magic of music in your fingers and music in your heart.
One Love "DIVA"

Tommy said...

Great to see you, Chet, being recognized for the music you perform, but also for other reasons unknown to us music fans.
All the best,
Tommy in Sweden