Country Crossing Grand Opening Line-up

Twenty Acts Will Perform in Three Days – Combining 66 No. 1 Hits and 120 Million Albums Sold

DOTHAN, Ala. – Country Crossing announces artists to perform during its three-day grand opening event, January 15-17, 2010. Headliners for the event include Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Lorrie Morgan and John Anderson, who all have interests in the development. All live shows will be free to the public.

“As we’ve said all along, Country Crossing will provide first-class country music entertainment and this lineup is just the beginning,” says Ronnie Gilley, president, Ronnie Gilley Entertainment and developer of Country Crossing.

“Our grand opening will be nothing short of spectacular, and we are looking forward to many more great performances in the months and years to come.”

Dates and confirmed artists include:

Friday, January 15:

5 p.m. Matt Kennon
6:30 p.m. Confederate Railroad
8 p.m. Restless Heart
9:30 p.m. Little Texas
11 p.m. Aaron Tippin
12:30 a.m. Neal McCoy

Saturday, January 16:
3:30 p.m. The Grascals
5 p.m. Houston County
6:30 p.m. John Conlee
8 p.m. Pam Tillis
9:30 p.m. Blackhawk
11 p.m. Joe Nichols
12:30 a.m. Tracy Lawrence

Sunday, January 17:
3:30 p.m. LoCash Cowboys
5 p.m. Blackberry Smoke
6:30 p.m. Bellamy Brothers
8 p.m. John Anderson
9:30 p.m. Lorrie Morgan
11 p.m. Darryl Worley
12:30 a.m. Commodores

Bluegrass sensation, The Grascals, will also perform in the Worley Bird Saloon on Saturday night, Jan. 16

The performing artists have combined record sales of more than 120 million, 66 No.1 hits and 200 top ten singles.

“This is the first time in history that 20 artist, with a combined 120 million record sales and 66 No. 1 hits, will perform in three days at one venue – all free to the public,” adds Gilley. “You won’t have to go to a big city anymore to find high-caliber entertainment. We are bringing it right here.”

Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the venues with artists and officials will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17. George Jones will attend the ribbon cutting for the George Jones Possum Holler Bed & Breakfast. The Grascals will attend the ribbon cutting for the Bluegrass Hollow RV Park. Exact times for the individual ribbon cuttings will be released at a later date.

Venues for ribbon cuttings include:

George Jones Possum Holler Bed & Breakfast

Bluegrass Hollow RV Park

Lorrie Morgan’s Hot Chicken

John Anderson’s Cafeteria

Darryl Worley’s Worley Bird Saloon

Artists will be available for interviews at the ribbon cutting ceremonies. Artists performing each night will also be available for interviews. To schedule an artist interview, please contact Claire Ratliff at

For all entertainment-related questions, contact Kirt Webster with Webster & Associates at

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  • by Leigh Location: Dothan on Jan 5, 2010 at 08:48 PM
    Then quit reading the paper and watching the news Harry. Country Crossing is a huge boost for Houston County's revenue! If you don't like have a remote!
  • by Harry Location: Dothan on Jan 4, 2010 at 01:49 PM
    Please oh please could we not be hit everyday about Country Crossing and Gilley? This is getting so tiresome!
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