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February 24, 2007

George Strait tribute adds Texas swing

CUMBERLAND - Country music has many styles that draw a variety of country music enthusiasts. Tri-State Concert's country show "Men of Country" is one of the few shows that will highlight the many types of country music.

Scheduled for March 31 at Allegany High School Auditorium, Steve Fairchild recreates his idol Garth Brooks and brings six different styles of country music to one stage for one night only.

For those who like Texas swing country sounds, Ty Taylor will be performing as top country entertainer, George Strait. Taylor, performing as Strait since 1995, has been named the "No. 1" George Strait tribute artist. His resume includes play dates at the Christy Lane Theatre in Branson, the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland. Like George Strait, Taylor is also a cowboy who claims his musical influences were George Jones and Merle Haggard. His appearance, his musical style and his mannerisms on stage cause many a Strait fan to do a double take.

Taylor joins fellow tribute artists Doug Brewin (Alan Jackson), Steve Fairchild (Garth Brooks), Todd Sullivan (Tim McGraw), Marion Deaton (Willie Nelson) and Craig Turner (Vince Gill) for one night of country music at its best.

"It doesn't matter whether you are a fan of old country, new country, outlaw country or soft country, this show has something for everyone, including Texas swing," said a Tri-State spokesman. "George Strait is probably the most recognized hit-maker in country music for the last 25 years and to have Ty here to pay tribute to Strait is a real treat for everyone. This will be two hours or more of pure country hits from the past to the present performed live, including the band Late Nite Rodeo. This is an amazing show not to be missed if you love country music."

Tickets remain on sale by calling Tri-State Concert's call center at (301) 759-0580. Reserved and general seating tickets remain available however, reserved are limited.

Tickets and information can also be accessed through the website at www.tri-stateconcerts.com. Tickets are also available at TWR, 549 N. Centre St., Cumberland, during regular business hours.

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