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Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel tunes will fill the air at Frontier Village on September 12, 2015. The Chuck Haggard Memorial Music Show is an annual favorite and the proceeds help maintain some of the oldest buildings in Grayson County. The festival will begin at noon and continue until 5 pm.

Tanner Young will be the headliner of the festival. Tanner is a 17 year old singer and musician from Colbert, OK who performs old country, bluegrass and gospel music. He has been playing since he was ten when his grandparents took him to a bluegrass festival. Mesmerized by the banjo, he has taught himself to play several instruments including mandolin, guitar, dobro, fiddle, lap steel, banjo and bass.

He has performed at festivals and shows in the Texoma area and has won several awards. He was first Runner Up in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, winner of the 2013 People’s Choice Award, and the National Traditional Country Music Association’s 2014 “Rising Legend”. His Gospel CD recently released was named "Classic Gospel CD of the Year" from the Rural Roots Music Commission.

Tanner's first love was bluegrass but influenced by old country music artist Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and others, he has branched out into country. He recorded his fourth CD, which is gospel last year.

Other performers include The Twin Fiddles, Rick Wilson (Comedian), Gary Perkins, Larry and April Ballou, Won My Way Band, Gary Jones, Jr, A.T. Thomas and Ashley Douglas and the Sherman High School Orchestra. If you enjoy Western Swing, Country, Celtic and Gospel music, these talented musicians will have your toes tapping all afternoon.

In addition to the live entertainment there will be vendors, games, concessions and a Silent Auction. Admission is Adults $5; age 6-18 $2; ages 5 or younger free. Frontier village consists of 11 historic homes including the county’s oldest school, a country store, old church, newspaper office, a museum, and research center.

The Village will be a great backdrop for a day of great music. Bring your own lawn chairs (NO alcoholic beverages) for a day of family fun. Parking is free!

Grayson County Frontier Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving a replica of a pioneer village and a museum filled with artifacts and historical information for the public to enjoy.

Frontier Village is located at Loy Lake Park, 100 RC Vaughn Road, Exit 67 on Hwy 75, Denison, Texas.

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