We have a lot of information to share about Racks by the Tracks in Kingsport, Tenn. The event will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, on the grounds of the Kingsport Farmer’s Market. The day includes everything! Music, 5 and 10K races, a Kid’s Station (featuring activities such as inflatables and face-painting), 40-beer craft beer tasting event; wine tasting event, and music!
Trick Pony is back together! And, they will be one of the acts headlining this great event. Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns, two of the founding members of Trick Pony, are back together after a having parted ways back in 2006. During the years spent away from Trick Pony, Heidi and Keith were finding successes in their own rights. Heidi embarked on a solo career with the release of her What Am I Waiting For album that spawned the Top 10 hit single “Johnny and June,” while Keith joined forces with Michelle Poe for their duo Burns & Poe, claiming the title for Music Row’s Independent Artist of the Year in 2010. [Source]
We all remember this group for their eight charted singles on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, which include four Top 20 hits, Pour Me, On a Night Like This, Just what I Do, and On A Mission, A Boy Loke You, The Bride, It’s a Heartache, and Ain’t Wastin’ Good Whiskey on You.
Junior Brown is being billed as ‘dual-headliner’ for the event. Junior is known to many country music fans by his nickname, “The American Original”. He has a unique sound and style, and his 12 albums have earned him CMA awards, Grammy nominations, and Blue Grass music Association Awards. He has performed duets with everyone from Hank Thompson and George Jones to the Beach Boys.
In addition to Trick Pony’s web site, you can follow them on Twitter @TrickPonymusic. You will find Junior Brown on Twitter @guitsteel. Taylor’s Twitter account is @TaylorRaysTweet. If you aren’t already following Countrys Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.
This is not just a great event, it is a fund-raising event, which generates thousands of dollars for local non-profit charities, which has included: The Sullivan County Humane Society, Relay For Life (American Cancer Society) Skin Cancer Foundation, Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee (Feeding America), Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Kingsport Association, and PEAK Young Professionals.
Tickets are on sale now, at the Racks by the Tracks web site, and at all (area) Food City Stores. Concert tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the event. And, that includes all of this great entertainment. The prices for the wine and beer tastings are on the web site. The event organizers are great, so if you have a question you can’t find the answer to on their web site, be sure to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready for this awesome event! It’s only about six weeks away!
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