Labor Day James Longhorns 057The Full Moon Jam concert series officials have begun scheduling dates with regional bands for this summer’s lineup. While considering bands, one artist stood out not only because he has a strong following and definitely can draw a crowd, but his new gig. James Meadows is a country singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist who currently resides in Abingdon, VA. He has played at the city’s Downtown Center concert series for the last five years. He was recently chosen by NBC’s hit show, “The Voice” to audition in Atlanta, Georgia. Meadows stated, “It is a definite shot in the dark, but I feel I am finally grounded and ready to go for it.”

Darlene Cole, Asst. Director of Community Relations who books the bands for the concert series said, “James has a great voice, obviously and we have enjoyed watching him perfect his craft over the years, everyone here wishes him the best.”

Each year the city looks at new artists to present and what artist(s) drew the larger crowds in the previous season. This year some of the favorites have already been booked and include, James Meadows, along with Retroville, Thomas Taylor, Shooter, Southern 76, Music Memories and others. Bands that have never played the series before will be announced in coming weeks.

James Meadows 044To avoid having as many spring cancellations as the series experienced in the past couple of years, the opening concerts has been moved up and will begin in June rather than May. “It became a difficult situation when so many bands were being bumped due to weather and there were no dates available for them later in the schedule,” stated Cole. “We are hoping this schedule change will be the solution we are looking for.”

For more information on the Full Moon Jam Concert series that takes place every summer at Bristol’s Downtown Center, contact Darlene Cole at 423-989-5500 Ext. 2053 or email dcole@bristoltn.org.

In addition to his web site, visit James’ Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there! You can also follow him on Twitter @jmeadowscountry.  If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.

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The Full Moon Jam concert series officials have begun scheduling dates with regional bands for this summer’s lineup. While considering bands, one artist stood out not only because he has a strong following and definitely can draw a crowd, but his new gig. James Meadows is a country singer/songwriter...