Walker Hayes Any of you guys know Walker Hayes? You’re going to. He’s just been listed as the opening act for Eli Young Band at this year’s Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. Walker will take the stage around 7 p.m., and EYB will follow him at 8 p.m. Reserved seats for this show are $5 each.

Walker1 Born in Alabama, and living in Nashville for the past five years, Walker says on his web site that he recently signed a record deal with Capitol Records, and will have his first single released this fall. His album, he says, will be out shortly after the single is released. But, he’s also offering free downloads at his web site, so be sure to check that out.

He’s a cute kid. But I really didn’t listen to enough of his music to make up my mind if he’s a great singer. I did like the song “If This Isn’t Love,” on his MySpace page… and, “I’d Rather Hate You,” isn’t bad. As for what I think of “She Can Wear the Pants” …. I have no idea what I think of that one. I’ll let you all form your own opinion.

But I do hope you will check out his web site and his MySpace page, and plan on coming out to the Appalachian Fair on Tuesday night, Aug. 25, for a great night with Walker Hayes and the Eli Young Band.

Lonestar1 Our update for the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., has to do with the Wednesday (Sept. 16) night show that Zac Brown Band canceled. The fair has Lonestar coming in to fill that empty space on their schedule.

I saw Lonestar at our Appalachian Fair, back when “Amazed” was somewhere in the middle of its very long reign at the No. 1 spot on the country music charts. I have to admit that I haven’t kept up with these guys much. I know some of the members of the group have changed… and I can still tell you the names of most of their hit songs – all of which I loved, including “Mr. Mom,” and my favorites “I’m Already There,” “My Front Porch Looking In,” and “What About Now.” I think they were a great choice for the Washington County Fair to put in that opening ZBB left on Wednesday night.

Richie McDonald, was the lead singer at the time “Amazed” hit the country charts, and Cody Collins has taken over that role. Still, I wanted to put “Amazed” up here for you guys today, cause it really is a great song.

Talk to you all real soon!
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Any of you guys know Walker Hayes? You’re going to. He’s just been listed as the opening act for Eli Young Band at this year’s Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. Walker will take the stage around 7 p.m., and EYB will follow him at 8 p.m. Reserved seats...