Everyone ready for the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va.? It will start tomorrow, Sept. 8, and run through Saturday the 13th.
James Otto will start out the week with WXBQ’s New Country Night. His bio says he’s a “country singer and songwriter with a Southern rock heart”. I like that. He plays violin and saxophone, and learned both of those before getting his first guitar at age 13. “For You,” is his follow-up to “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” which was his first No 1 single.
I won’t be at the fair on Monday night, but I do have a friend going, and she should be sending me some pictures to post here for you guys on Tuesday.
The Kentucky Headhunters will take the stage on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The band has been around for a long time, but you might remember them best for “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine,” “Dumas Walker”, “Oh Lonesome Me,” “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” and “Take These Chains from my Heart.”
Get ready for Kellie Pickler to take put on Wednesday night’s show. Reserved seating for her show has been sold out for months, but I’ll be there – in the third row, with camera in hand! So be sure to check back for photos from that show on Wednesday or Thursday. I’ll get them up just as quick as I can. We first heard her on the radio when she released “Red High Heels”, and she’s since released “I Wonder,” “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” and her current hit “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful.”
Trent Tomlinson will be on stage Thursday, Sept. 11. This is Trent’s third year in this area, he did the Appalachian Fair the past two years. He puts on a great show, and I highly recommend it to anyone who missed him his last two times through our part of the country. Trent is best known for his songs, “Drunker than Me,” and “One Wing in the Fire.” This is another night I won’t be at the fair, but as I said in an earlier post – as much as I would like to, I just can’t make it to all of them.
A little different for a county fair, we have Percy Sledge on stage Friday, Sept. 12. I’m probably not alone when I say that I remember him best for his 1997 hit, “When a Man Loves a Woman.” I really can’t say much more about this entertainer, I’ve never seen him in concert – but I’m sure he will put on a great show.
Closing out the Washington County Fair this year will be Bucky Covington. Bucky was here last year for the Appalachian Fair, and I know everyone is excited about seeing him again. He has a large following, not only in this area, but fans who come in from just about all parts of the country to see him perform. I’m looking forward to seeing him again, too.
That’s all for tonight. I’ll get a new post up as soon as I can. In the mean time, please visit the web pages of all of these entertainers, and check back through some of my older posts to see what you might have missed. Drop me a line when time permits! Talk to you guys soon.