Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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September 26, 2013

America's Musical Memories Showcase coming to Palace

CROSSVILLE — America's Musical Memories Showcase, a family variety show, will showcase many artists Saturday evening, Oct. 5, at the historic Palace Theatre in Crossville. Special guests will include Alex Harvey, famed singer and writer of many hit songs such as "Delta Dawn," and Kenny Lee, singer and songwriter. Produced by Ricky Gooden and Glen Vaughn, the show will feature many genres of music and original songs.

Harvey, who was born and raised in Delta country outside of Memphis, makes his home in Nashville and also resides in a bucolic mountain town in East Tennessee. One of his most recent endeavors is a album of Christian music. He participates regularly with the Cowboy churches around the country and has performed in many TV shows and films. Many of his songs were recorded by Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Andy Williams, Henry Mancini and many more.

In addition to singing and songwriting, Lee is also an movie actor, producer and director. He also produces music videos.

Crossville's lsaac "'Hawk" Gilbert will entertain with his soft rock and accomplished guitar playing. Originally from Lindsey, CA, Gilbert is a musician, singer and songwriter. In addition, he paints and is a potter.

Thirteen-year-old Kelli Anne Wilson of West Virginia will also be among the many entertainers performing for the Musical Memories Showcase. Wilson, who recently recorded  new album of touching renditions of original songs, will sing traditional country music.

Rose Pyatt, a singer and extraordinary songwriter, will sing her gospel and country songs. She grew up in the mountains of Montana, but has lived most of her life in Idaho. She taught herself to play guitar at the age of 15 and wrote her first gospel song at 20. Now, in her 50s, she has recorded four CDs and performs on many stages weekly. She says she has traveled 26 states on a whim, a job or a mission. That road has led her to be reunited with her brother, Jeff Pyatt, another talented singer, songwriter and guitarist who will take the Palace Stage.

Jeff Pyatt will pull on heartstrings with his gospel and country tunes. Born in the upper Northwest and raised in Trout Creek, MT, Pyatt's musical heritage stems from his father. He learned to play guitar at the tender age of 13. By age 17, he had written his first song titled "Silver Moon." He is a recording an album that is dedicated to his late wife's memory. His musical influences range from Johnny Horton to Jim Croce, with a special appreciation for the music of country crooner Merle Haggard.

Singer and songwriter Brenda Joyce will also perform in the showcase Oct. 5. She writes and sings all genres stemming from her country roots. Music has always played a big part in her life. Born and raised in a musical family, Joyce has been on a journey to return to her country roots. She has come a long way from her childhood mountains of California and finally home to Nashville. She will capture your heart with her charm, and her songs will come alive to tell the stories she has experienced.

Brooke Taylor will be joining them from Canton, GA, with her smooth, lilting voice. this young lady will melt your heart with country songs. She has been singing since she was eight years old and has sung all over Georgia as well as the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

Rounding out this great team of entertainers will be Gooden, a country, soulful singer and songwriter with a sensual sound. Joining him in a couple of duets will be Glen Vaughn, singer and songwriter. As co-founders of America's Musical Memories Showcase, they welcome everyone to this night of fun at the Palace Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online from the Palace Theatre or at the door. The show will start at 7 p.m.

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