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Meet our entertainers this year ....

 

Jeff & Sheri Easter
Wednesday Night Main Act- 7:00 PM

 

For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families—Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family—they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.
In August of 1984, both were at the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Singing in Arkansas. Jeff, who was playing bass for the Singing Americans at the time, took the opportunity to reintroduce himself to Sheri’s mother Polly; they had met on a previous occasion. Polly introduced Jeff to Sheri and the two were married ten months later.

They traveled and performed as part of The Lewis Family for several years. But in 1988 they decided it was time to strike out on their own, and they haven’t looked back since. Also joining Jeff & Sheri on the road is their daughter, Morgan, who joins them with vocals to round out the kind of harmonies that only family can produce.  The youngest addition to the Easter family is Maura Grace, Jeff and Sheri's 'twentieth anniversary gift to each other', who generally makes her way onstage doing anything to bring a smile.

Jeff & Sheri have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards and won six. They’ve also received two career Grammy nominations, and Sheri has been named the Singing News Favorite Alto eleven times and the Singing News Female Vocalist four times. In 2012 Sheri received Alto of the Year by the National Quartet Convention's first annual awards.  Jeff & Sheri’s wall of awards also include three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association, nine Voice Awards for Female Artist, five Voice Awards for Song/Single of the Year, two Voice Awards for Christian Country Group, four SGM Fan Fair/USGN awards, seven SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards, and three Cash Box awards. They have also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million units.

Apart from their frequent appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, Jeff & Sheri have a fairly heavy touring schedule of their own. “When we perform, we want people to leave a little different than when they came in,” Sheri explains. “We want them to have a great time smiling, laughing, crying and healing. We want them to know God loves them and that He is in control.”

 

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Dirt Road Daises - Marci Mitchell
Thursday Night Main Act- 7:00 PM

 

The name itself, Dirt Road Daisies, provides a beautiful vision of an open field of wild flowers down the long dirt road so many country music fans have grown up on. In the same manner, their band name also describes the soft and rough edges of its two daisies, Marci Mitchell and Holli Nicole Smith. Raised hundreds of miles apart and from different sides of the road, one with strong hometown roots and one who grew up a gypsy; these two girls found themselves in the heart of country music with the same star in their eyes and dream in their heart.

 

Marci Mitchell is from a small town in Nevada, MO. Nevada is much like most small towns in the mid-west and shaped the true, authentic country girl that is Marci. Marci’s fearless attitude, strong country roots and delightful stage presence have kept Marci performing on the road since she was 16. In addition to her quick wit and kind heart, Marci’s soulful southern voice resonates with all who hear her and provides a realness of a true country woman. Whether it’s a hard rocking country beat or a soulful slow song, you can hear the influences of Patty Loveless, Fleetwood Mac, Clay Walker and The Eagles. With hints of old country music legends, Marci has a sound all her own which people are immediately drawn toward.

 

Unlike Marci, Holli Nicole Smith was born and raised on Air Force bases throughout the world. She moved every year or two and had no true "hometown". But her moves brought on a strong sense of family, hard work and love of country. In high school, Holli’s wish came true and her Dad made a sacrifice in his career so she could finally call a place home in Abilene, TX. I guess you could say moving a lot shaped Holli, but Abilene got to her heart and she’s a proud Texas girl. Always being the new girl never stopped Holli from singing. She’s shared her gift with people around the world. Her unique vocal combination of southern soul, blues and old school country continues to delight people. Singing Patsy Cline, Tanya Tucker and Reba McEntire since she was a small child, Holli found her sound in the real country music of the past by singing stories with heart and passion.

 

In 2015, fate brought these two together when they were both asked to join an all girls group. The spark between Marci and Holli was instantaneous. Immediately these two began working together and quickly became the highly anticipated next great female duo in country music, Dirt Road Daisies. Like combing country greats Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline into one unique, powerful sound; their music is unlike anything else in today’s market. On their own these two women are strong but together they’re magic. Dirt Road Daisies: Real Women, Real Country Music.

 

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Shotgun and Lace
Friday Night Main Act- 7:00 PM

Shotgun and Lace is a Country/Rock trio made up of siblings Jordan, Joanna, and Erika Coleman from the tiny town of Schell City, located in the Southwest corner of Missouri.

Starting out as just singing together for fun in the spring of 2013, S&L was formed and has since grown into much, much more than any of them would have ever expected. Although they continue to do it because they truly enjoy it, it is now a lifestyle and the trio’s shared passion.

Artists such as Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, and the Eagles are just a few of the influences who have helped shape their sound. Accompanying their signature harmony, and undoubtedly what sets them apart from other artists, is the sister’s twin fiddles. Both classically trained and equipped with years of experience, the girls bring a refreshing element not often found in country music.

Shotgun and Lace is well known for their unique rendition of the National Anthem and they have gained the recognition for their bare-bones acapella harmony. Since forming, Shotgun and Lace has sang the Anthem at the Kansas City Chiefs stadium and multiple PBR events, performed on the world famous Grizzly Rose, and have shared the stage with Mark Chestnutt, Parmalee, Confederate Railroad, Earl Thomas Conley, Brothers Osborne, Roger Creager, Turnpike Troubadours, and Jason Boland and the Stragglers.

You can catch all that they are up to and where they will be this year here and on their website, www.shotgunandlace.com! Their recorded single, "Tearing Up the Highway", recorded in Nashville, is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

 

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Jason Pritchett
Saturday Night Main Act- 8:00PM

 Jason Pritchett is leading the charge for the NEW REVOLUTION of country music. Jason's first 3 radio songs have blazed into the top 40 charts in record time. In Jason's first week on the charts, he was the highest debuting artist with his single "Good Show" topping out at #16, earning him "Red Carpet" status at the CMA awards in Nashville TN. Jason has performed on tour, with performances opening for Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Kelly Pickler to name a few.....

To learn more about Jason Pritchett- Click here!