Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon to perform in Pigeon Forge

shenandoahBy Michael Williams

Shenandoah, featuring Marty Raybon, will be performing at Country Tonite Friday July 3 at 8:00 p.m. Shenandoah earned 13 number one hits in the 1980s and ‘90s. The band is best remembered for such hits as “The Church in Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South,” “Two Dozen Roses,” “If Bubba Can Dance, I Can Too” and a duet with Alison Krauss, “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart.”

They have released nine studio albums, including two that have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition, Shenandoah has racked up an impressive 26 singles on the on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts.

Shenandoah earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for the duet with Krauss. Raybon recently appeared at Dollywood where he performed during the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The band is currently on a tour of 30 dates with plans to continue touring in 2016 for 70 dates.

The band has spent time recently in the recording studio laying down new tracks for an upcoming project.

“We have Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts working for us on this project,” said Marty Raybon. “He is a genius and has such a deep process to what to put into songs. We want to get back to basics and not lose a lot of the lyrical content. There is a great deal of excitement in the band.”

When not touring with Shenandoah, Raybon returns to his roots performing bluegrass music at festivals and other venues.

The concert is produced by First Class Productions which has six other celebrity concerts on the schedule this year featuring Ray Stevens, Gene Watson, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Mickey Gilley and more.

Country Tonite is located at 129 Showplace Blvd in Pigeon Forge. For ticket information call (865) 453-2003 or visit CountryTonitePF.com.

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