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OUR FIRST CELEBRITIES FOR 2013 HALL OF FAME HONORS AT LeMARS:
Aug 26 - Far Side Banks of Jordan composer, Terry Smith, all week
Aug. 29 - Lulu Roman from Hee Haw
Aug. 30 - Ed Bruce "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "Texas When I Die" and much more
Aug. 30 - Joanne Cash Yates (Johnny Cash's sister)
Aug. 30 - Dr. Harry Yates (Founder of Cowboy Church)
Aug. 31 - Kenny Serrat, Wylie Opry, incredible Texan writer, the man behind the voice of Merle Haggard
Aug. 31 - Michael Martin Murphey (still holding)
and please don't forget the Oak Tree Opry in Anita.....
May 31 - JUNE WEBB from Sarasota, Fla. She was Roy Acuff's vocalist, and opened for Hank Williams Sr.
We have my song "Dear Grand Ole Opry" up & running: http://youtu.be/3xDswcKKVhU
LeMars, Iowa, Festival August 26-Sept 1, 2013
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, 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