BALLINGER – It really is no mystery that Ballinger and Runnels County have experienced some focus from the leisure marketplace in excess of the final 12 months. Final year a horror motion picture was filmed throughout Runnels County. This yr an additional film is established to be filmed all-around the county.
On Saturday, August 7, quite a few Texas musicians are coming to participate in a live performance at the airport in Ballinger. Contacting it a “live performance” seems disingenuous. The occasion is a lot more like a audio competition chocked complete of state and regional talent.
The occasion is remaining put on by Jeff Smith and KRUN radio. Smith has worked tirelessly above the last a number of weeks to make this party occur, “It really is been a good deal of perform, but we really feel that we want to celebrate all that Ballinger, Runnels County, and the Agriplex are. I believed that this would be the greatest way to do that. We were being fortunate to get some top rated-class musicians.”
The headliner “top class musician” is none other than Amarillo’s individual Kevin Fowler. Referring to Fowler as a “leading course musician,” is an understatement. Nationally, Fowler has experienced prime 40 state hits, these as “Pound Indicator (#?*!).” A number of of his music have strike #1 on the Texas Tunes Charts: “Lady in a Truck,” “Here’s To Me and You,” and “Before Any individual Gets Harm.”
The active musician, who is regularly in need by means of states in the location, has put out 10 albums: Beer, Bait & Ammo (2000), Higher on the Hog (2002), Dwell at Billy Bob’s Texas (2002), Unfastened, Loud & Mad (2004), Provide it On (2007), Chippin’ Absent (2011), How State Are Ya? (2014), Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You (2016), Bar Stool Tales (2019), and Dos Barrachos with Roger Creager.
Musicians such as Fowler and Creager have shaped the superior-power design and style of Texas place songs, which hearkens back again to the days of Honky Tonks. The viewers is as considerably a part of the present as Fowler himself. Fans rapidly obtain them selves drawn into his no-retains-barred daring Texas-roots tunes.
Fowler was not constantly a place musician. He traveled to Los Angeles when he was 20 to examine audio at the Guitar Institute of Know-how. Upon returning, he joined the significant metal band Harmful Toys in Austin. Unsafe Toys is a hard rock, glam metallic, Southern steel/rock band that is even now playing these days, 34-many years afterwards.
Texas region songs isn’t a little something that a musician out of the blue discovers, it is one thing that they need to be born with. You can consider to do anything else in lifetime, but Texas Country will usually call to you. Which is what occurred to Fowler, who abandoned major metallic music for a Texas Place sound. He has under no circumstances seemed back again. Musicians this kind of as Willie Nelson and other large stars have played alongside him. Mark Chestnut manufactured Fowler’s Beer, Bait and Ammo aspect of his clearly show. Sammy Kershaw recorded his individual edition of the tune.
Smith, the KRUN Typical Supervisor, was requested how he was equipped to land Fowler, “Mainly, it was the only working day that he had available. He’s booked reliable. If you want a large title like that to participate in, you have to reserve them months, or even a 12 months, in advance. Every person in Texas loves him”
But, Fowler is just not the only star to just take the phase on that Saturday, “We have booked Soggy Pesos, Point out Line Band, as perfectly as the J. Rodney Dunn & the Lost Frijoles Band. Tickets went on sale this 7 days for this West Texas Saturday Saturday in the sun for the Rejoice Ballinger concert.”
The Soggy Pesos, developing in level of popularity during the area, performed a live performance for the generating of the film in Rowena last 12 months. The Point out Line Band has played in this space right before, which include Dovefest 2 decades in the past. Area expertise from San Angelo making a name for them selves rapidly is J. Rodney Dunn and the Missing Frijoles Band.
There is no scarcity of expertise for the Rejoice Ballinger all day tunes pageant.
In addition to the musicians, there will be food stuff suppliers and other people established up on the live performance grounds.
The concert will be on Saturday, August 7th, from noon to midnight. It is a BYOB occasion. Tickets are $35. There is a $10 cooler fee. You can get tickets by going to www.KRUNam.com or you can purchase them at the gate on the day of the concert.