August 23- Sonia Leigh (Jay Stone opening act).
Shows are free, all ages, in Handy Park, and are 7:30-10pm.
The After Party will be held at Alfred's. Artists will be there signing autographs and taking photos with fans.
Loretta Lynn certainly didn’t know she was seeing a future opening act when she spotted a five-year-old girl in the crowd at an Alabama concert. As the story goes, during a quiet moment the enraptured child exclaimed, “now that’s country, dad!” The crowd stirred and the coal miner’s daughter herself spotted little Sonia Leigh, then bowed and waved, laughing, before moving on to the next song.
But nearly 30 years later, that little girl opened for Lynn, winning over audiences with her gritty vocal delivery and bold, disarmingly honest songwriting. Between her childhood concerts and her rising career today as a Southern troubadour were many hard days, battle scars and dues paid. Sonia Leigh has earned every bit of soulful, lived-in authenticity her songs and performances portray.
The rest of the series:
July 12- Ira Dean (formerly of Trick Pony) (local opening act TBA)
July 19 - Florida Georgia Line (local opening act TBA)
July 26 - Frankie Ballard (local opening act TBA)
August 2 - Parmalee (local opening act TBA)