Bluegrass Opry Returns with Outstanding April Lineup and supports the GCHS DECA club
The Grayson County Bluegrass Opry will be presenting an outstanding lineup of bluegrass bands at this month’s free bluegrass music show on Saturday, April 18th, at 6:00 PM. The show is held in the old courtroom on the third floor of the Old Judicial Building at 125 East White Oak Street across from the Health Department. Guests are reminded to use the rear entrance of the building and access the elevator to ride to the top floor.
This month’s program is featuring the 2014 Kentucky State Champion Bluegrass Band, the Higher Ground band, from Bowling Green. The group is primarily a family band which includes husband and wife, Alan and Kim Beck, along with their son, Cody. Alan sings and plays the guitar, while Kim performs on the bass. Cody not only sings, but also plays both the fiddle and mandolin. The band also includes Leitchfield resident Randy Saltsman, who plays banjo and sings harmony.
Higher Ground won the award for the state champion bluegrass band at a contest in Elizabethtown last June. The band performs a variety of bluegrass music material, including both traditional and contemporary songs, along with some hard-driving instrumentals.
Performing on the April 18th Opry show for the first time will be the RidgeRunner band, which is a bluegrass gospel group from Cadiz, Kentucky. In addition, the host band for the Grayson County Bluegrass Opry, Hickory Grove, will perform.
Meanwhile, the local Bluegrass Opry will be supporting a local cause by assisting the DECA club of Grayson County High School. The DECA club will be operating a concession stand at this show to raise money for the club’s activities.