The line-up for the International Cowpea Festival , set for Sept. 14 in the Charleston Park, and features all Tennessee artists headlined by Grammy award-winner Billy Dean who takes the stage at 6:30 p.m.
Some of his biggest hits include “Only Here for A Little While,” “Billy the Kid,” “If There Hadn't Been You,” “Let Them Be Little” and his signature hit and Academy of Country Music’s 1992 Song of the Year, “Somewhere in My Broken Heart.” Dean has sold over four million albums and scored 11 Top 10 singles on the country charts. His musical style transcends the country music genre with a blend of folk, rock, Americana and country.
Opening for Billy Dean, The Collins Brothers Band will rock the park with their self-described “bang and twang” style of country excitement.
The Funny Dummy Show is a unique comedy revue featuring ventriloquist Ken Karter, his wife Renee and large colorful characters that sing, dance and tell funny stories.
Other Tennessee talent taking the festival stage include Cool Mule, a bluegrass combination of local legends like Mitch Dickson, Richard Taylor and Donald Goode; Kennedy, Sydney and Friends features songwriting sisters performing a diverse selection of original and familiar songs with pop/folk style, while local duo Bad Tattoo who will “countrify” pop song favorites; Men of Praise, six voices from Green’s Chapel CPCA and The Lattimores, a family-based group featuring two sisters and their daughters will also perform.
For more information on the International Cowpea Festival, visit www.cowpeafestival.com.