Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chorus Hopes To Raise Money Thru Concerts

Members and supporters of the Monterey  (and Baxter) Chorus hope that two big county music concerts in one week will help push them over the top in raising funds for their trip to a competition in Italy this summer. On Monday, April 25, Billy Dean  will be in concert  at the new Prescott South  Middle School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 VIP passes are $50. The VIP passes include a meet and greet after the concert with Dean and photo opportunities.

A native of Quincy, Florida, Billy Dean was raised appreciating the value of music and has a diverse array of musical influences. After attending college on a basketball scholarship, Billy moved to Nashville in 1983 and by 1990 had recorded his first Top 5 Hit "Only Here For A Little While" After twelve albums and eleven Top 10 singles spanning over a period of eighteen years, Billy has founded the publishing company BDMG (Billy Dean Music Group). Billy continues to make contributions to the Country Music world by building brands with music and empowering children, by being a spokesperson for Averitt Cares For Kids, and Sunkist's Take A Stand Program. His latest album "Let Them Be Little" was inspired by those closest to him,his two children Hannah & Eli, and his wife Stephanie. Tickets for the Dean concert are available at Monterey High School, Upperman High School, Cornerstone Middle School and all branches of the Bank of Putnam County (including Crossville, Sparta and Livingston.)

On Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Monterey High School, the legendary Ed Bruce will be in concert  With a string of hits, both as an artist and a writer, Ed Bruce has maintained a successful career for more than four decades. "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys", "After All", "Girls, Women and Ladies", "When You Fall In Love Everything's A Waltz", "My First Taste of Texas", "Ever, Never Loving You", "The Last Cowboy Song", and the "Theme from Bret Maverick" are just a few of the self-penned hit songs. Then there's "Texas When I Die" and "The Man That Turned My Mama On" which were giant hits for Tanya Tucker.  Ed and Judith recently sold their "Home At Last" ranch and relocated to a log home with a wrap-around porch. There, on the back porch, overlooking a river and the mountain beyond, Ed loves to sit with friends and talk sports, horses and dogs, and he loves to talk about the change Jesus has made in his life.  Ed Bruce's career now spans both sides of the Atlantic and he has gained an enormous following in Europe. But Ed's heart is to lead people to the Cross of Calvary wherever he has the opportunity to sing.