Special to The Greenup Beacon
Raceland RaceDays are set to get under way Aug. 7-9.
Gold City is a highlight on the schedule.
Their name is synonymous with setting the standard for male quartets since their inception in 1980. Many have tried to pattern their style and sound, but there’s only one Gold City. Theirs is a stellar career with numerous number one songs, fan and industry awards, and prestigious honors. Yet this Gadsden, Alabama-based group remains down-to-earth, grounded in their southern roots, and committed to continuing their mission of delivering power-packed four-part harmonies and singing songs that are meaningful, entertaining, inspiring, and uplifting.
There’s something to be said for longevity. In a time when too many people lack what it takes to stick to a plan for the long haul, Gold City has proven they are a mainstay in the world of gospel music. In addition to a full-time year round touring schedule, Gold City has a wall of awards and accolades from the past thirty-four years. Radio continues to embrace this quartet, honoring them with number one songs in each of the last four decades, their most recent being "Peter James and John" in 2012. With an energetic vocal line-up and fresh musical arrangements of dynamic songs, you can expect many more years of success for this great group.
Every musical genre has its artists who defy the norms of the average life span of a career. Whether it’s the Eagles in rock music or country’s mainstay, The Oak Ridge Boys, there are those who rise to legendary status and continue to make music that appeals to their generation while gathering new fans on a continual basis. Gold City is among those elite groups who continues to reach new audiences and consistently amass new fans who fall in love with their distinct sound as soon as they hear it.
Now in their 34th year, legendary bass vocalist, 2013 Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame Inductee, and multi-award-winning Tim Riley continues to anchor the group with his rich, deep, and clear bass voice. His son, Daniel Riley, bartione, has assumed the management role and leads the group onward into the future. He provides a smooth baritone vocal that blends perfectly with the other voices in the group, but also has the versatility to step out for a solo with power and soul. Lead vocalist Chip Pullen follows a long list of dynamic lead vocalist and takes a back seat to no one. Although the newest member to Gold City’s team, Chip has quickly gained fans with his commanding voice and musical delivery as well as his easy-going personality. Tenor Robert Fulton puts the top on the sound with his high clear tenor voice and sincere delivery of each song. Bryan Elliott accompanies the group with his talent and skill on the piano, providing those subtle yet effective musical enhancements for the group’s vocals–as well as shining center stage on instrumental solos.
Each member of Gold City is talented and dedicated to sharing the good news of the gospel through songs with encouraging and challenging lyrics, presented in an exciting performance on stage. Each man is committed to moving forward and taking Gold City even further than it has gone before. Remaining true to the heritage of the legacy of the past 30-plus years, Gold City continue to build on the great foundation that has already been established. In other words, there’s a lot more in store for Gold City fans old and new, so get ready–the future is now and the best is yet to come.
ALL Day Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9 History Channel’s Cast of Hatfield and McCoy White Lightning will be there taking free pictures and autographs plus they are bringing their moonshine steel.
To this day, the backwoods descendants of the Hatfields and McCoys continue to live in the remote and volatile hollows along the West Virginia and Kentucky border. Settled in one of the poorest areas of the country, they work in coal mines, hunt squirrels, raise goats, revere their grannies, make moonshine and take pride in their history. While more than 100 years has passed since their historic feud began, locals know there is still no love lost between the Hatfields and McCoys. Now, a new state law could make things even worse, starting a whole new chapter of their infamous rivalry.
To aid a troubled economy, West Virginia recently legalized the distillation and sale of moonshine. Residents can now openly sell the once-illicit whiskey their ancestors killed and died for. Seeing the potential for a hot new brand and billion dollar profits, a St. Louis investor offers to set the Hatfields and McCoys up in business to make a completely “authentic” HATFIELD & MCCOY Moonshine. The families must supply their legendary recipes, well water and family labor, and they must agree to work together. “Every silver lining has its cloud,” Granny McCoy sighs.
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning follows these two famous families as they try to put aside their hateful history and come together to build a new business. Their story is less about making moonshine and more about the clashes between and within the two families that threaten success at every turn. The only thing they agree on is that they are suspicious of their new investor: “He seems as trustworthy as a fox in a henhouse,” says patriarch Mark Hatfield. Progress is slow and often comedic as tempers flare up, tensions run high and family competition and century-old rivalries continue on a whole new level. Can the Hatfields and McCoys get past their famous feud and find a path to a brighter future and a new history?
Saturday at 6 p.m.
THE SOUL MEN- Blues brothers tribute band
The Soul Men, Blues Brothers Impersonators, perform a tribute to Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues.
The Soul Men's persona, is an uncanny resemblance to "The Blues Brothers". Dressed in black from head to toe, displaying finger tattoos, The Soul Men impersonate Jake & Elwood to perfection.
The Soul Men's performance is a high energy, fast paced, audience participating routine. They perform all the favorite "Blues Brothers" songs, and get the audience moving and dancing.
ABBEYROAD BEATLES BAND
"Abbey Road" has provided the Ultimate Beatles tribute show for over three decades.
Originally formed in Northeast Ohio in 1983, "Abbey Road" is rated in the top five of Beatles Tribute bands in the world. "Abbey Road" performs with the same guitars, Vox amplifiers and drums that the Fab Four used in their concerts, and has five costume changes from Ed Sullivan to Sgt. Pepper. "Abbey Road" continues to sell out concerts because of their passion for the music!
"Abbey Road" played benefit concerts for the American Red Cross, helping Tsunami and Katrina victims. They have also performed at the famed "Boca Raton Health Spa" in Florida and have played three concerts a day in the Boston region. The band has performed in concerts with, Davy Jones of the Monkees, Cheap Trick, George Thorogood, The New Rascals, Tom Jones and Michael Stanley! We have been featured on NBC, CBS and ABC television broadcasts. Among the people that have attended the concerts were, Cynthia Lennon, Louise Harrison, Mike McCartney and Pete Best. Enjoy your concert with Abbey Road! The band remains one of the top five Beatle tribute bands in the world! Yea, Yea, Yea! Look for Abbey Road to be coming to your town soon!