This year, we are excited to welcome the first ever WHO Radio Tractor Ride concert, featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, T.G. Sheppard and Mandy Barnett!
Sunday, June 25, 2017, Doors Open at 4 p.m., Show Starts at 5 p.m.
Leroy Van Dyke - of “Auctioneer” and “Walk On By” fame and movie star is known -around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, actor, auctioneer and veteran of the Las Vegas circuit. He has recorded over 500 songs, and probably holds the record for most repeat performance bookings of any working, name country music entertainer. He has performed an estimated 3,500 shows at agricultural events, including fairs and livestock events, in addition to a great variety of other engagements. In his six decades of performances, Leroy has never missed a show!
TG Sheppard - Has always had an unstoppable passion for music. This passion along with 21 number one hits and being ranked in the top 100 Country artists of all time among all singers in the genre has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. It’s only natural with a show chock full of chart topping hits that TG has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. All this and more combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment has truly made him one of the great Legends in country music.
Jimmy Fortune - Whether requested by his loyal fans or heralded by fellow artists, the voice of Jimmy Fortune is one of those special instruments. His recognizable tenor has graced some of the biggest hits of Country music, earning the Virginia native a slot in both the hallowed ranks of the Country Music Hall Of Fame as well as the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Music has always been important in Jimmy's life, as he first began performing with his father at local square dances back home. At the age of thirteen, he formed his first band - The New Edition - and the Jimmy Fortune story began. As an adult, he built a reputation for being one of the most talented and versatile performers in the Nelson County/ Staunton area - becoming known as an artist who could sing anything, ranging from Country and Bluegrass to Rock and Roll.
Mandy Barnett - A native of Crossville, Tennessee, started singing at five years-old. She has been singing since. Mandy’s style is rooted in the classic country and pop crooning of iconic singers and enduring sounds. She delves into a song with a keen interpretative sense, studying the intricacies of its emotional content and rendering a powerful performance through her full-bodied voice.
As a teenager, Mandy starred as country music legend Patsy Cline in the stage show “Always . . . Patsy Cline” at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The performances sold out nightly and received rave reviews across the country. Mandy, in role as Patsy, appears on the Decca Records cast recording.
Tickets for the concert, which will be held after Registration on Sunday, June 25th, are on-sale NOW! For more info, and to purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE!