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Little Texas wrapping up Southeast Iowa Farm Show

Feb 28, 2018

Little Texas brings their rockin’ country hits to the Sondheim center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday following the Southeast Iowa Farm Show.

The free farm show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Little Texas is a replacement concert for the originally scheduled John Anderson Unplugged concert.

Little Texas shot to fame in the 1990s with their No. 1 hits, “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been,” and “My Love,” capturing them a CMT award, a Billboard award, a Radio & Record award and a Grammy nomination.

Little Texas was conceived in 1988, in Nashville, Tennessee, by a handful of guys in their early 20s who were willing to do just about anything to bring their brand of rockin’ country to the forefront of the music industry. Before hitting the big time, the band crisscrossed America for three long years, playing every bar and honky tonks writing songs that were destined to change the sound of modern country.

After the album, “First Time For Everything,” was released, five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, “Big Time,” truly was the big time for Little Texas, as it spawned their three No. 1 singles and has sold more than 4 million copies to date.

After the self-titled album “Little Texas” was released, the group needed a break. At the end of the year, each member went their separate way, spending time with family and friends and working on individual projects. Founding member Porter Howell said, “At that point it was time for our loved ones to have us back for a while. It all happened for a reason.”

But now, Little Texas is back.

With a fresh perspective, the band is on the road again with original members Porter Howell (lead vocals and lead guitar), Dwayne O’Brien (vocals and rhythm guitars), Duane Propes (bass and vocals) and Del Gray (drums), selling out shows and creating new music that can only be described as inspired.

The sound is blissfully familiar, the stage shows are electric, and one can only say that America’s favorite rockin’ country band, Little Texas, is poised for a return to prominence with their feet firmly planted on the ground, loud and proud.

Tickets for Little Texas are $40 for Zone 1, $35 for Zone 2, and $25 for Zone 3 and $15 for Zone 4 and $10 for youth tickets and are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center ticket office, 472-2787 or visit www.FairfieldACC.com.

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