Due to the rain yesterday. Most of the acts were rescheduled to perform today.
The show started with the ROPE legends show. Performers were Kyle Cantrell, a radio emcee host, presenting Jeanie Seely. She can sure belt out a song.
Next Moore and Moore are identical twins with a lot to offer. Jim Ed Brown did only one song then asked to be excused so his voice could rest due to throat problems. He promised to do some duets with Helen Cornelius. Helen is just as beautiful as ever. This portion of the show closed with Stonewall Jackson doing his biggest hit "Waterloo".
Next was the "Sunday in the South" show hosted by B. Bubba Bechtol. Up first The Bellemy Brothers. These guys are still great. They had the women worked up and got several pairs of panties thrown on the stage. Jimmy Fortune was one of the Statler Bros. quartet that is going solo now. He did "Elizabeth" and "More than a Name on the Wall" he got a standing ovation.
BR549 did their bluegrass. They showed their true form. A new act, J. Michael Harter was good. I think we will be hearing a lot from him in the future. Mountain Heart and Sisters Wade, Kylie Harris, and Rhonda Vincent concluded the bluegrass show. If you have never heard Rhonda Vincent, do yourself a favor and see her.
The Jenkins are a mother daughter act in the style of the Judd's. Jedd Hughes is a good looking Australian. He has a style definitely his own. Kellie Coffey and Michelle Poe were both great. John Berry is long overdue for another hit. This guy can sure sing a song and make you feel it.
Doug Stone is still looking good. The crowd roared their approval when he started "I'd be Better off in a Pine Box". Craig Morgan...what can I say about this guy? He's good-looking, talented, and in the military active reserves. He is undeniably one of the greatest talents of Country Music.
John Arthur Martinez was up next. John is one of the undeniably best artists I've seen. He did the title song off his new cd, "Home made of Stone". He closed with "La Bamba". The whole crowd went wild. He had the senior citizens along with the young kids dancing.
Jeffery Steele was set up to perform when the park was closed due to oncoming storms.
Today's show was wonderful. It makes me realize that there is still a long future in country music. The new up and coming acts are worthy of a listen, and the older established acts brought back many cherished memories. It made me appreciate the world of country music all that much more.
Till Next Year,
Lisa Article Written & Submitted by Lisa Young