Concerts on the Jack Daniel's Stage with music sponsored by H & R Agri-Power
Marshall Tucker Band ~ Saturday, September 9th, 2017 @ 8pm
In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.
Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band's current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound.
Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother's Finest and The Outlaws, multi instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music.
The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals.
In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries. Along the way, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations.
Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90's, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others as well as many TV Shows.
“The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock & roll" says Gray. "They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country, jazz, blues, rock & roll and all things in-between. As we've become older," Gray grins, eyes twinkling, "our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But, no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off." Gray also notes that people have gotten "married and buried" to classic MTB songs like "Desert Skies" and "Can't You See". After 40 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring, performing more than 130 live dates each year.
CMT (Country Music Television) named the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. The MTB’s debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar’s #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. UltimateClassicRock.com crowned the MTB's "Can't You See" as the #1 Southern Rock Song and in 2013, GRAMMY® Magazine named the group's logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in music.
+ learn more: marshalltucker.com
+ watch videos: Marshall Tucker Band on YouTube
Tennessee Shine ~ Saturday, September 9th, 2017 @ 7pm
Tennessee Shine is a traveling band that plays current country, country rock with some 90's favorites added in the mix. They will play anywhere from your local dive bar to your wedding and have traveled as far as Savanna, IL to entertain their fans. The group formed back in 2012 with Russell and Jared writing comedic songs in Jared's home studio in Hazel Green, AL. That was until Russell's son Jacob inspired him to write their first serious song "Hands Up". After that, they had come to nearly complete an album when Kevin Jackson became part of the newly developed duo. Russ met Kevin floating the Elk River in the summer of 2013 and invited him to the studio to record (audition). The self-made album "backroads and bonfires" was released on December 11, 2013. Since then Russ and Kevin have been traveling and playing and have recently formed a full band. Russell Gulley on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Kevin Jackson lead guitar and vocals. Casey Jenkins, formerly from the band Kohlwater, has joined the band as the bass and piano player, with vocal. And Roger Ivey who works with Russ at Jack Daniels is now their drummer.
+ learn more: facebook.com/TennesseeShine
+ watch videos: Tenness Shine on YouTube
4 Miles Gone ~ Saturday, September 9th, 2017 @ 6pm
Formed in May of 2010, 4 Miles Gone is a Country/Rock group based out of Belvidere, TN, that combines elements of Southern Rock with the influence of traditional Country. The traditional “honkytonk” country feel is backed by jaw dropping lead guitar licks, amped up bass and drum grooves, and a pinch of “Hick-Hop”. 4 Miles Gone, has garnered quite the reputation for their high quality of entertainment, a diverse set list, and simply knowing how to party.
4 Miles Gone released their inaugural CD, Stay With It, in early September 2013. The CD contains all original music. The band is currently in the studio recording the next project. 4MG continues to develop at a fast pace, playing downtown Nashville regularly at the Hard Rock Cafe, along with many bars on Broadway, such as The Second Fiddle, and even trips to the Tennessee State Capitol Building, and CMA Musicfest. Opening gigs in the past for nationally renowned artists such as: Doug Stone, Colt Ford, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, and 38 Special, gives 4MG the experience and professionalism necessary to kick it on the “big stage”. Whether playing a well-known cover or a 4 Miles Gone original, you won’t soon forget the sound, high energy, and the genuine love for a good party.
+ learn more: 4milesgone.com
+ watch videos: 4 Miles Gone on YouTube
Entice ~ Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 8pm
Entice is a great band based out of Middle Tennessee serving the entire Southeast and more. We have played most of the major campuses in the southeast, and have played hundreds of wedding venues across the south.
With some of the greatest music from the 60's 70's and today in our Song List, we are sure to have your favorite songs ready to go. If your song is not on the list, we can learn it! Whether it's for a Fraternity or Sorority Party, or for your special wedding day, Entice Music is your best choice for a live music band.
+ learn more: enticemusic.com
+ watch videos: Entice on YouTube
Four On The Floor ~ Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 6pm
Four friends that included local musicians, Danny Shelton, Edwin McAlister and Joe Widner, started a band and named it Four on the Floor in 1986. Dwight King joined the band in 1987. The sound and quality of entertainment has been a constant through these 30 years. The band currently consists of Joe Widner (Milan, TN) guitar, sax and vocals, Dwight King, (Fayetteville, TN) lead vocals and trumpet, Jim Sloan, bass and vocals (wherever his RV takes him), Jeff Quillen, guitar and vocals (Loretto, TN), Rusty Reeves, drums and vocals (Harvest, AL), sound is Kaeden Franklin (Loretto, TN) and Larry Ventress, equipment/road manager (Fayetteville, TN).
The guys play weddings, class reunions, fairs, private parties, and company events from Kentucky to Florida, Arkansas to South Carolina. They have played on flatbed trucks, patios, museums, grandstands, stages of various sizes and shapes and once in Kentucky at a wedding reception, inside a cave. No party too big or too small. Their music is a variety of 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s.
+ learn more: Four On The Floor on Facebook
+ watch videos: Four On The Floor on YouTube
Quarter Horse Races: Sunday, September 10th @ 2pm
Harness Races: Tuesday, September 12th thru Saturday, September 16th
Truck and Tractor Pull: Monday, September 11th @ 7pm
Monster Truck Show: Thursday, September 14th @ 7pm
Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull: Friday, September 15th @ 7pm
Demolition Derby: Saturday, September 16th @ 7pm