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Pikeville musicians use their talent to protest bullying

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BLEDSOE COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - Garth Pendergrass, musician, "It shook this community hard. I cried for 2 months straight. I didn't know what to do"

"It devastated me that day, the day after then the funeral."

A group of local musicians decided to use their talents to help deliver a heartfelt message -  while helping support each other after loosing two close friends they say were bullied.

"A month and a half ago a girl named Tamara Jones.  She took her own life and a few weeks later my good friend Dustin did too.  She was from Sequatchie and was 17 years old and he was 20."

Invitations were sent out on Facebook that said come help us raise suicide and bullying awareness that helped fill the Main Street Stage in Pikeville.

"You only bully someone because you are insecure."

Their goal to help stop those who are deliberately hurting others with hateful words while empowering anyone that feels they are being bullied

"I just want people to realize what they are doing that they aren't perfect nobody is and no one has the right to belittle anyone else."

After a few original songs were played, this group addressed the crowd saying nothing is worth taking your own life. 

"Talk to someone, call me, don't let it build up because it just makes it worse."
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