Country bands to entertain at community concert

Area residents will have the opportunity to hear quality live music on Saturday, March 3, when country bands The Kentucky Headhunters and Confederate Railroad will be perform at a community concert at the St. Marys High School auditorium. The concert, sponsored by St. Marys Auto Body, is being held to give area residents a fun, affordable, family-friendly night out, according to St. Marys Auto Body owner and concert organizer Sandy Buerk. The Kentucky Headhunters will headline the concert. They released their debut album, "Pickin' on Nashville," in 1989, and most recently released "Dixie Lullabies" in October 2011. Their rockin', rollicking country style should keep the performance happening, Buerk said. Confederate Railroad was established in the early 1990s. They have had several number-one hits and received the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group Award in 1993. Some of their most well-known songs are "Jesus and Mama," "Queen of Memphis," and "Trashy Women." "And in between [the groups], we have the comedian Bubba Bradley from St. Marys, who will perform a 20-minute act," Buerk said. Less than 200 tickets are left for the concert, which will begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, which cost $20 each plus tax, are available at St. Marys Auto Body on Trout Run Road in St. Marys by calling 781-1961 or stopping in Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. "If there are tickets at the door, we will sell them, but we don't anticipate having any tickets left," Buerk said. The first concert sponsored by St. Marys Auto Body featured Little Texas and was held in 2011 at the SMAHS auditorium, with popular local band Six Pak opening. "Little Texas, last year, was completely sold out. And it was a blast. It was so much fun," Buerk said. She said she got the idea to sponsor concerts for St. Marys and the surrounding area one year after participating in Picnic in the Park, a popular community event whose success inspired her and St. Marys Auto Body Manager Ryan Herzing to brainstorm about other activities that might appeal to people. "We thought, 'Can you imagine if everybody would just come up with a couple different projects every year, how great this town could be?'" Buerk said. "It was just something we just decided we would do to try to give back to the community." Pick up a copy of the Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.