Tim Hendrix of Blue Eye MO was selected as the winner of the Gretsch ’57 Renown Giveaway. The prize was a five-piece set of Gretsch ’57 Renown drums, featuring a snare drum signed by members of the chart-topping country act the Zac Brown Band. The contest ran from June 1 to June 30 and received thousands of entries from across the country. The contest win comes as a welcome ray of light for Hendrix and his family. A career firefighter, Hendrix has been helping his five-year-old son, Cooper, battle a rare kidney condition that left him needing a transplant. Fortunately, his wife was able to donate a kidney to Cooper. With considerable waiting time at the hospital, Tim filled the downtime by searching online for drums for his fire department’s pipe and drum band. Eventually, his search led him to the Gretsch Drums Web site, where he submitted his entry to win the giveaway. Within weeks, Cooper was on the path to a healthy recovery, and Tim was the owner of his very own Gretsch ’57 Renown kit signed by the Zac Brown Band.