Allen Hurt and the "Mountain Showmen", March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017, Because of personal issues, our scheduled performers for March 17, 2017, Bridgett Huffhines (Patsy Cline impersonator) and Joyce Marek (Minnie Pearl impersonator) had to cancel their appearance. We are fortunate that Allen Hurt was available for that evening. Thank you, Allen, for meeting our need on short notice. Allen has been entertaining music fans from an early age and has written over 1,500 original country and bluegrass songs; some were never recorded. He is known for wearing the traditional rhinestone suits and singing with a unique high lonesome, tenor voice that would become his trademark sound. Over the years, Allen?s music gained airplay on radio stations throughout the US and Europe. His career crossed paths with music legends such as Ray Price, with whom Allen toured and shared the stage for many years. He shared the stage with other greats, such as, Don Williams, Bobby Bare, Del McCoury and his long-time mentor, Porter Wagoner. Allen?s music talent earned him 14 Gold and 2 Platinum Texas Music Legends (TML) music awards. The TML was awarded in 2005. He received the Gatesville Country Music Hall Of Fame?s ?Entertainer of The Year for 2013? and ?Male Vocalist of The Year for 2014?. Continuing to write songs and play the Country music he loves, Allen proudly performs today with his band ?The Mountain Showmen?. He is a member of the Gatesville Country Music Hall Of Fame and a Member of the Country Music Association (CMA). He is also an honorary member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association. Larry Light, Allen?s drummer, is a proud, permanent member of The Mountain Showmen, and will sing a few of songs as part of the opening act before bringing Allen on stage. Larry provides that smooth touch which makes the ?showmen sound? truly come alive. His music industry background spans a lifetime of professional experience performing with many bands that have graced the stage. His unique style of playing country music has earned him a reputation of being one of the best and most sought after in the business. Other members of Allen?s band are Al Mouledous on the fiddle, David Groves playing lead guitar, and his bass player, to be determined. Terry Pilant, steel guitarist, will perform with Allen?s band. Terry has played a few times in our house band ?The Country Sounds?.