I received a press release about the groundbreaking ceremony for Dothan, Alabama’s resort, Country Crossing. The proposed opening event for this 400 acre resort and entertainment center is the Fall of 2009.
This place is going to be fantastic. How cool would it be to live near something like this. Here’s the press release and photos from Music City News, Nashville.
COUNTRY CROSSING OFFICIAL!
Dothan, AL-Ronnie Gilley (President of Ronnie Gilley Properties and Ronnie Gilley Entertainment), his family members, business partners, staff, city and government officials, celebrity guests, and residents of Houston County and surrounding areas participated in a special presentation and celebration at the official groundbreaking of Country Crossing held on location at the site located off U.S. Hwy. 231 South in Dothan on Monday, October 27.
Ronnie Gilley Properties, in affiliation with Resorts Development Group II, recently closed on the purchase of a 400-acre parcel that will become the home of Country Crossing–an unprecedented, master-planned resort and entertainment facility designed to become a mega tourist destination for the entire country.
More than 2,000 folks were in attendance along with a number of celebrities and special guests including Academy Award-winning actor, musician, singer and comedian, Jamie Foxx, country music legend, George Jones (Ronnie Gilley Properties’ national spokesperson), as well of some of the biggest names in country music (John Anderson, Tracy Lawrence and Lorrie Morgan). The country music stars (including Darryl Worley) will endorse various venues/restaurants with more celebrities expected to come on board. (Pictured: Jamie Fox and Ronnie Gilley)
Ronnie Gilley Properties is scheduled to break ground to begin the development in the coming days.
Country Crossing will feature star-powered, celebrity-themed venues and restaurants, a hotel, amphitheatre, family entertainment center, RV Park and festival grounds. A variety of events will be held on the festival grounds including a series of music festivals (Country, R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Gospel and more), rodeos, monster truck competitions and bible crusades. (Pictured: Top Row: Chris Lucas & Preston Brust of the duo LowCash Cowboys
Bottom Front Row: James Stroud, Lorrie Morgan, George Jones, Ronnie Gilley, John Anderson, Tracy Lawrence)
Country Crossing is scheduled to open in Fall 2009.
How about that. I’m ready to make my reservation and pack my bags…Fall 2009? That’s just one year form now. I plan on going for a visit, and hope I’ll see some of you there as well. Thanks Kat, for the press release and photos. And to all of you, thanks for the e-mails and concert photos, and suggestions and ideas for Country’s Chatter. I’ll talk to you all soon.