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Butler County Grand Ol' Opry Nets $4,500 for Project Prom

The BCHS gymnasium was packed with talented performers and local citizens on Saturday, March 22nd. The event, "Butler County Grand Ol' Opry" was  a fundraiser for 2014 Project Prom activities. An extensive list of local musicians and vocalists took the stage beginning at 6PM and went well on into the evening.

Greg Drake: Emcee and Performer

Allison Kurfiss

From Amanda Neighbors singing the Randy Travis classic “I Told You So”, Russell Givens’ performance of Exile’s 1986 song “Superlove”, this was a jam packed show.  There was even a Beatles appearance in the form of house band The Rose Band.  Randy Lanham played a fiddle instrumental called “Lost Indian”.  Randy and Darryl Dockery performed “Blue Moon of Kentucky”.

Lydia and Maddie Murphy sang Little Big Town’s “Little White Church”.  BJ Dockery performed Patsy Cline’s legendary “Crazy”.  Emcee Greg Drake performed the Hank Jr classic “Family Tradition”.  His daughter Maggie sang “Walkin’ After Midnight”.  Anita Grubb performed Loretta Lynn’s “You Aint Woman Enough To Take My Man”.  Rachel Rose sang Patty Lovelace’s “If My Heart Had Windows”.  Shera Lawrence, American Idol finalist, did a breathtaking job on the Tammy Wynette classic “Stand By Your Man” and Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing”.  Collin Coots’ “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”  on the banjo was a crowd pleaser.
Don Thomason performed the Ray Price classic “Heartaches by the Number”.  Barry Embry sang George Strait’s “Living and Living Well”.  Allison Kurfiss did a great job with the Judds’ classic “Grandpa”.  The Mudd Family performed an Everly Brothers song.The Johnson Family, Debbie Rose, Carelissa Young, Kirk Johnson, Doug Odle,and Tiffany Winchel also performed.  Boyce Flener performed several Elvis tunes.

Shera Lawrence

 Special appearances were made by the "Beatles" and "Elvis".

Story and photos by Jeremy Hack, Beech Tree News


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