This show features Randy Travis with his wife Mary, his original band that backed him for over 25 years, and Special Guest Vocalist James Dupree. A tribute concert with Randy Travis being a part of every step, featuring Randy’s 18 number 1 singles. A powerful show with the best of Randy Travis! The Music of Randy Travis on Vimeo
Doors: 6:30Watch the Derby with us!: 7:00 Nate Barns: 7:30-8:30 Tracy Lawrence: 9:00 TracyLawrence:Tracy Lawrence is one of country music’s truest traditionalists and this year he is celebrating his 30th anniversary in the Country music industry. His impressive catalog of timeless music has made Lawrence a mainstay in the genre selling more than THIRTEEN MILLION albums and charting EIGHTEEN No. 1songs.He has garnered numerous CMA and ACM awards and nominations, as well as a Grammy nomination. Commemorating his three-decade career in 2021, Lawrence is releasing three new albums which include all new music along with some of his favorite career hits. In addition to his chart-topping success, Lawrence hosts the Award-Nominated nationally syndicated radio show “Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence,” for which he has received two ACM nominations for National On-Air Personality of the Year. The show features music from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s and is heard on more than 115 affiliates. Tracy is also the co-creator of STORMING HEAVEN: THE MUSICAL, a production based on the novel Storming Heaven. Tracy, along with others, helped to develop the storyline of the musical and also composed songs for the drama. He was honored by the Nashville chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) with “Philanthropist of The Year” for his nationally recognized annual MISSION:POSSIBLE Turkey Fry and Concert, which has raised over Half a Million Dollars for the homeless and hungry in Dallas, Louisville and Nashville, and served more than 84,000 meals. MISSION:POSSIBLE is poised to make an even larger impact in the future, as the 501 (C)(3) organization expands into more markets across the country.Nate Barnes “Country music teaches you about life – about how to live, about how to be and about how to treat people. It made me feel things that I didn’t want to feel and that shifted my whole deal. It changed how I lived, how I thought and my whole perspective on life.” ~ Nate Barnes They say storytellers are at their best when they write about what they know. Quartz Hill Records newcomer Nate Barnes is no exception. The young, blue-collar power plant worker writes and sings about the work and the everyday life he lived in the small town of South Haven, Michigan. Barnes sings about God, family, hard work, heartache, love, the simple life and its simple joys. He sings about getting by – and the blood, sweat and tears that get us there. The sincerity with which he sings the stories of every day, working-class Americans is genuine – because he’s one, too.
FRANK’S STORY-Frank Foster embodies musical independence at its highest level. He not only has taken the road less traveled, but the road almost never traveled. Acting as his own record label, management, booking agency and publishing company, he has managed to find success that some major label artist may never find. This rural Louisiana native and former oilfield man has taken his songs from the campfire to the coliseum seemingly overnight, all the while gaining a following of fans whose loyalty is unmatched. His musical journey started in 2011 with the release of his first album “Rowdy Reputation”. To follow that up, in the late summer of 2012, he released his second album “Red Wings and Six Strings” which debuted at #30 on the Billboard Country Charts and #1 on Billboard’s South Central U.S. Heat Seeker’s chart. Foster’s next five albums also all debuted on the Billboard Country Charts. Southern Soul was released in 2013 debuting at #11. Rhythm and Whiskey was released in 2014 debuted at #4. His early 2016 release, Boots On The Ground, debuted at #7. Later in 2016, he released Good Country Music, which debuted at #13. In 2018, he released his seventh album, ’Til I’m Gone, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Sales Charts giving Foster his highest mark yet. He’s a singer, a songwriter and his own boss. He refuses to let anyone water down his kind of country music. If he lives it, he writes it; if he writes it, he sings it; if he sings it, he believes it. Frank Foster … a true original. “FRIENDS, FAMILY & WHERE YOU COME FROM… MAKE YOU THE PERSON YOU ARE TODAY.” – FRANK FOSTERCounty Wide Band A homegrown band based in Southeastern Kentucky, County Wide has an energetic show that excites and gets people on their feet. They started their journey in 2014 and caught on quickly. County Wide quickly started spreading to several different states and surrounding areas. Their Original songs caught on with an ever growing fan base as well as their variety of Old/New Country, and Southern/Classic Rock covers. Their debut album, ‘Justice in the South’ was released in 2016. County Wide is a Kentucky country band that has a rapid growing fan base of supporting fans. County Wide songs represent the heart of Kentucky and the South, each original song pays homage to growing up and life in Kentucky.
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BANDWith a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of themost accomplished bands in American roots music.The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band andby 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their careerbreakthrough came in 1970 with the release of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy andthe single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple of their live show.During a tour stop in Nashville around that time, Earl Scruggs and his family came backstage tosay hello. That introduction led to a friendship and some of the connections the band needed torecord Will the Circle Be Unbroken. That three-disc album brought Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandtogether with a number of country, folk, and bluegrass legends. Heroes like Roy Acuff, MotherMaybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, and Doc Watson joined the scruffy, young bandto record country music standards such as “I Saw the Light” and “Keep on the Sunnyside.” Theacclaimed project is considered a landmark recording in American music.Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earned a pop resurgence in 1980 with “An American Dream” and “Makea Little Magic.” Those singles also found traction on the country chart, setting the stage for amajor run at country radio. The band secured 16 Top 10 country hits between 1983 and 1990,including three No. 1 singles: “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream),” “Modern DayRomance,” and “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Bernie Leadon, a founding member of The Eagles, playedin the band from 1986 to 1988 filling a vacancy by longtime member John McEuen.At the peak of their country career, the band toured Europe with Johnny Cash and June CarterCash, who hinted that they’d love to appear on a sequel to Will the Circle Be Unbroken, if the band ever decided to make one. That gesture convinced the band to get back in the studio torecord another all-star album. Circle Volume II featured Johnny and June, as well as RosanneCash, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, John Denver, Ricky Skaggs,New Grass Revival, and many other marquee names – not to mention encore performances byRoy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, and Earl Scruggs. Released in 1989, the album won three Grammysand a CMA Award for Album of the Year. Dee WhiteDEE WHITE IS ONLY 20 YEARS OLD, BUT HIS MUSIC SOUNDS JUST AS VINTAGE COUNTRY AS THE REAL STUFF. THE ALABAMIAN SINGS LONGINGLY OF SOUTHERN LIFE, LOVE AND LOSS, HIS LUSTROUS VOICE WRAPPING AROUND MELODIES LIKE THOSE OF JOHN DENVER. WHITE’S DEBUT EP, 2018’S SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN, WAS PRODUCED BY NONE OTHER THAN VINTAGE KING DAN AUERBACH AND RELEASED THROUGH HIS LABEL, EASY EYE SOUND, AND WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE. THE PROJECT IS A SHOWCASE OF WHITE’S ’70S COUNTRY SOUND — EVEN FEATURING VOCAL HARMONIES FROM ALISON KRAUSS — AND HIS GOLDEN VOICE OVER PEDAL STEEL SWELLS AND FIDDLE FLARES MAKES FOR SOMETHING AS IRRESISTIBLE AS IT IS CLASSIC. — OL
Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt.Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions” and songs of his new album, Set In Stone; the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.
Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt.Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions” and songs of his new album, Set In Stone; the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.Doors Open 7:30PMShow at 8:30PM
A Piece of HistoryTheirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. “When I go on stage, I get the same feeling I had the first time I sang with The Oak Ridge Boys,” says lead singer Duane Allen. “This is the only job I’ve ever wanted to have.” “Like everyone else in the group,” adds bass singer extraordinaire, Richard Sterban, “I was a fan of the Oaks before I became a member. I’m still a fan of the group today. Being in The Oak Ridge Boys is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.” The two, along with tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden, comprise one of Country’s truly legendary acts. Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others. In 2009, they covered a White Stripes song, receiving accolades from Rock reviewers. In 2011, they rerecorded a thirtieth anniversary version of Elvira for a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store project. The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album—plus one double platinum single—and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits.