Macon County Chronicle

Rock & Reminisce in Red Boiling Springs

Country music fans from all around the southeast will want to be in Red Boiling Springs this weekend for a “once-in-a-lifetime” concert featuring some of the most famous country music artists ever.

The concert, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at The Donoho Family Entertainment Theater, will feature two shows, including one at 3 p.m. and the nightcap at 7 p.m.

Portland native and legendary country music artist Ronnie McDowell has teamed up with Red Boiling Springs native John Cook to create “The Great American Jamboree,” a gathering of some of the music industry’s most notable artists.

“I think The Great American Jamboree will be a remarkable evening this weekend. I hope it will be a continual performance and will serve to enhance the area,” said Robert Stroop, owner of the Donoho Hotel. “I think this concert will bring attention from all over the country to Red Boiling Springs. If you’re a country music fan, this will be the one concert you will want to attend because of the intimate atmosphere and the up-close contact fans will be able to have with the artists.”

McDowell, known best for “The King Is Gone” and “Older Women,” will headline both shows on Saturday, but will be joined by artists that have set the foundation of the country music business.

For the early show, McDowell will be joined by T.  Graham Brown and Eddy Raven. Brown, a Country Music Association award winner, is probably best known for standout singles “Stand Up For Love” and “As If You Didn’t Know.” Raven, known to still have one of the industry’s top voices, is an ASCAP award winner and some of his top hits include “Bayou Boys” and “I Got Mexico.”

The night only gets better as the lineup for the evening show is sensational. Performing with McDowell in the 7 p.m. show on Saturday will be award-winning artist Lorrie Morgan. The multiple CMA award winner has a long list of hit singles, including “Dear Me” and “Something In Red.” Doug Stone, who set the country music world on fire when we was named the 1993 Music City News Star of Tomorrow, is also on the evening bill. Stone’s fans will remember his chart-toppers, “I’d Be Better Off” and “Fourteen Minutes Old.”

Opening for the star-studded lineup at both the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows will be Bailey Birge of Glasgow, Ky., Andrea Tonaro of Munfordville, Ky., and Cherry and Tyler Cole of Red Boiling Springs. Teresa Patterson of Lafayette will sing the National Anthem.

Concert officials say tickets are moving quickly, but some still remain available in limited quantities for both shows. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Donoho Hotel at 1-800-799-1705, The Armour’s Hotel at 615-699-2180, The Thomas House at 615-699-3006, or by calling Jo Ann Gore at 615-325-4783.

The Theater doors will open one hour prior to each show. Concessions of food, CD’s, hats, t- shirts, and etc. will be available. Most artists will sign autographs. Cameras are welcome, but do not bring video equipment. No smoking will be allowed.

“Family Style” meals at many of the local hotels are available, along with weekend packages.

For more information, call The Great American Jamboree at 615-699-2000 with any additional questions.