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Another Jamboree in the Hills in the books

By CATHRYN STANLEY Published: July 19, 2017 12:00 AM
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The 41st Jamboree in the Hills came to a close Sunday. Heavy rains Friday afternoon did not scare away most of those who had already gathered to watch the country music spectacular, although Mother Nature left the hillside and parking areas a muddy mess for the rest of the festival. The headliners this year included Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean. Among the numerous up and comers that performed, the standout may have been Canadian brother act High Valley. Doubts as to how well their performance was accepted would be squashed by anyone witnessing the exceptionally long line that gathered outside the souvenir tent to obtain the Rempel brothers autograph following their Saturday afternoon performance. The less pop, more traditional country music acts returned Sunday headlined by the legendary Tanya Tucker, former Star Search winners Sawyer Brown, veteran performer Aaron Tippin and a former Barnesville visitor Sammy Kershaw closed out the show with the kind of music that made the Jamboree popular to begin with. For more photo, see pages A8 and A9.


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