WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
AND....good news from Iowa. A fantastic new story about the Oak Tree Opry and our work as old-time music preservationists just came out in the Nov-Dec, 2014 issue of the "Iowa History Journal." It's a tremendous story, and part of the 4-page article, written by Michael Swanger, is available at: http://iowahistoryjournal.com/roots-music-thrives
Don't forget our first show in 2015, is April 17-18-19, SPRING-FEST, at the Oak Tree with three top notch headliners, Bobby Awe from Fort Dodge, Red Johnson who recorded for Capitol Records, and Bill Hendren smooth singer originally from Texas. The line-up is supreme, please see Oak Tree Opry schedule.
Welcome to our 40th Festival,
Aug 31-Sept 6, 2015
Click up "National Old Time Music Festival" for details
The Fremont Festival in Nebraska is set for October 2-3-4, at Christensen Field House. Click up old time rural music gathering.
We have my protest song "Dear Grand Ole Opry" up & running: http://youtu.be/3xDswcKKVhU
There's also a new video out with Sheila and myself performing with the famous New Zealand guitarist, Peter Posa. The fidelity is pretty bad, just a camera mike, but we sure had a good time. http://youtu.be/xZtlthHWclo
To have your CD's reviewed for Tradition Magazine, Sunday Bulletin, and Country Music News International, as well as the Rural Roots Music Commission CD of the Year awards consideration, please send to:
Bob Everhart, P. O. Box 492, Anita, Iowa, 50020
Just in the last couple of years we have had Whisperin' Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown, Michael Martin Murphey, Charlie McCoy, Lynn Anderson, Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy, Mickey Gilley, Barbara Fairchild, Joanne Cash, Boxcar Willie Jr., and the legendary Patti Page at our festival, a truly 'authentic country' festival.
In 2010, Bill Anderson came to our festival to support our efforts in saving the music from the "heart of America" what we call old-timey country or rural music. We continue to preserve, perform, perpetuate, and promote America's rural music art forms at every opportunity. We like this particular website design, mostly because it finds you in a very agricultural field. Green plants everywhere, and as you read down beneath the surface of the earth, you get to the very roots of what country, bluegrass, and folk music from rural America is all about! ...the roots!
The legendary "Patti Page" came out of retirement to perform for us and support our efforts of 'saving America's upper midwest rural music. She had a wonderful time, and we inducted her into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. The audience she attracted was over 2,000, so many we had to shut the doors due to fire marshall orders. Some people did not get there early enough to see her show. She had a wonderful time with us, and one of the last things she said to us was 'Keep it country Bob & Sheila.'
All ten of our stages fill up - bring lawn chairs
P.O. Box 492
Anita, Iowa, 50020