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Music in the Mountains Show welcomes special guest musician Rick Crawford

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Music in the Mountains Show has hosted many talents over the years, many country music singers, stars, and even dancers. This month the Hwy 289 Band will welcome a very special guest, Congressman Rick Crawford. Rick currently represents Arkansas's First Congressional District and serves on the Agriculture and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees in the 112th Congress. You may ask, how does this tie into the Music in the Mountains Show? Congressman Crawford has also been referred to in the past as a "singing cowboy". After being seriously injured in a bronc riding accident in 1993, he laid down his saddle and picked up a microphone and guitar. He has performed many venues, which includes singing on horseback at the 1993 Missouri Finals Rodeo, and spent time entertaining rodeo crowds across the country in his years before his political career. He still enjoys entertaining now and then, as his schedule permits.

Music in the Mountains Show founder/director Melodie Clemmons recently met Congressman Crawford, and after learning of his talent, immediately invited him to perform on her show. He will appear on this months June 16th show. This month's show theme will focus on Fathers, Grandfathers, and Great-Grandfathers, with many musical numbers. With Fathers Day on Sunday, this would be a perfect opportunity to get dad, pawpaw, or great grandad out for a fun evening of entertainment. Bring dad and have him recognized. Joining the Hwy 289 Band on the June 16th show will be Robert Hutcheson and his son Joe, who are favorites among the show attendees. Robert will be performing some gospel numbers throughout the night. Amy Clemmons Brown and Darrell Brown of Sherwood, and Wayne Gunter of Franklin will perform, as well as the regular Music in the Mountains cast members.

As of press time, the long awaited air system is being installed. Thanks to the generosity and support of the community, those attending the MITM shows, and corporate sponsor FNBC, a dream has become reality.

There will hamburgers and hot dogs grilled prior to show time. The grill will fire around 5:00 p.m. Admission to the show is always by donation. Concessions are available. For more information: 870-373-3303.

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