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BREAKING NEWS: Three to play at Celebration 2012
Darryl Worley, Bo Bice and David Lee Murphy to perform July 3
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Three gold record award-winning performers will headline Celebration 2012 when the Paintin’ The Town Tour rolls into Martinsville Speedway on July 3 for the annual free event.
The trio of all-star acts includes Darryl Worley, Bo Bice and David Lee Murphy, according to a release from the Speedway.
The three artists have produced dozens of top 10 hits and several number-one albums. Their live shows are a mix of country, rock-a-billy, American and patriotic songs that keep crowds on their feet, the release stated.
Worley has been a mainstay of modern country music for a decade and has produced an impressive and wide-ranging body of work in six albums and 18 chart hits.
His biggest hit, “Have You Forgotten” was number-one for seven consecutive weeks. Other number-one hits include “I Miss My Friend” and “Awful, Beautiful Life.” He also has many songs into the top 20, including “I Just Came Back From A War,” “Tennessee River Run” and “If Something Should Happen.”
Murphy’s iconic “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd” put him on the map as a performer in the mid-1990s, with both reaching number-one status, propelling his debut album, “Out With A Bang” to a million-seller.
Bice has sold more than two million albums, but may be best remembered for his performance in Season Four of American Idol when he was runner-up to Carrie Underwood.
In addition to the concert, there will be more than a dozen children’s carnival rides and the evening will culminate with the largest fireworks’ display in the area.
The children’s rides open at 5 p.m. and remain open until 11:30 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by the fireworks.
The entire event, including the rides, will be free of charge.
Martinsville Speedway’s concession stands will be open with items at reduced prices.