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August 1, 2013

Nashville night: Three country music artists to perform in benefit concert at county fair

NEW CASTLE — A Country Music Festival is coming to the Lawrence County Fair.

Sponsored by the Keystone Blind Association of Lawrence County, the night will feature country music artists  Morgan Frazier, Frank Foster and Bucky Covington. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the fairgrounds grandstand.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.keystoneblind.org, by calling (724) 347-5501, or at the entrance of the fairgrounds during the week of the fair (Aug. 12-17).

Proceeds will benefit blind and severely visually impaired children and adults in local communities.

The show opens with talented female Texas star Morgan Frazier. Frazier’s debut single “Yellow Brick Road,” a cleverly written, tongue-in-cheek tune, has inspired an exclusive competition on her social media sites.

Frazier already has achieved some milestones that few artists reach in a lifetime. Among the most significant is the fact that she already has played three times on the Grand Ole Opry stage. She has been featured in Country Weekly Magazine and has been introduced at the Academy of Country Music awards.

Her debut record was released to country radio in April. Since then, she’s been crisscrossing America being introduced to radio programmers.

The next act comes out of Louisiana. Oil baby and down-home country boy Frank Foster sports his newest album called “Red Wings and Six Strings.” Upon its release, “Red Wings & Six Strings” soared to No. 2 on the iTunes Country Charts and debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard Country Albums Charts. It also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s South Central U.S. Regional Charts and stayed in the top 10 for months. For an unsigned, independent artist, this was no small feat.

Since hitting the road in June 2011, Foster has been selling out shows all over the South. He’s played everything from 500-capacity bars to 5,000-seat arenas.  Whether he’s opening for the likes of Jake Owen, Sawyer Brown or Randy Houser, or headlining a fair, festival or farm party, Foster is carving out his own path in country music.

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