Vintage Country Music has found its home in Clay County at least for two dates this winter when Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist David Ball takes the stage at Ashland Theatre in February followed in March by Country Music Legend T. Graham Brown.
“It is so exciting to bring these two men to Clay County,” Promoter and owner of Cheaha Music Kevin Moon said “The Ashland Theatre is such a fantastic venue, too. “There is such an intimacy with a room of its size,” Moon said. “It is a very stripped down feel when you play there.” David Ball will bring hit tunes such as his 1994 platinum certified “Thinkin’ Problem” as well as his chart topper “Riding with Private Malone.”
“Playing the Ashland Theatre is kind of like sitting in your living room for a night of picking and grinning,” Moon said. “But with (David) Ball and T. Graham Brown, those guys just have a few more hits that the average joe on a Saturday night.” Tickets for the concerts are on sale at Cheaha Music on the square in Ashland or you may call 256.252.1023. Tickets for the February 24 show featuring David Ball with local favorite Johnathan East are $25 and the March 24 with T.Graham Brown are $35.
“We really do our best in keeping our showings affordable for the whole family to enjoy,” Moon said. “Trying to find a good fit for the area is tough sometimes. You want to bring someone with enough name recognition to fill the seats, but at the same time you want to have an artist that a whole family can enjoy.”
This is not Moon’s first event at the Ashland Theatre. In the past, Daryle Singletary, Jeff Bates and Michael Twitty played the Ashland Theatre with a sell-out crowd and Moon would love to bring more shows to the area. “We want this to grow so we can continue to support our theatre and town,” Moon said. “Entertainment is something that is always going to be crucial for an area to thrive. And, really entertainment is a revenue source just like a tire store and restaurant. We are trying to give people something to be excited about. “We get a ton of people from out of town that support these shows, and that’s great because they also get to see what is so special about Ashland.”
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