2022 Heritage Days Entertainment
We are proud to announce the 2022 Heritage Days Entertainment!
Contemporary country star Collin Raye burned up the sales charts in the 90’s, thanks to a blend of country-rock tunes and socially conscious material. Nothing if not passionate, Raye’s soulful delivery set the country standards with searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You,” while also blazing through the other side of the spectrum with vivid rockers like “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 Top 10 records, 16 No. 1 hits, and a 10-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, Raye remains one of the great voices of our time. Click here for to hear Collin Raye
In 2019 Jukebox Rehab wrapped up their latest EP titled “Wild” after their signature song “Wild on a Weekday”. The EP includes two incredible songs “By The Door” and “Two Empty Glasses” that tells stories about break up and choices. The EP finishes with two fan favorites “Whiskey” and “Jeans Like That”. The EP is now available on all major media platforms. All the members of JBR have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Country Music and toured all over the US. Just in the past few months JBR has opened for national stars such as Chris Lane, Cadillac 3, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sawyer Brown and Riley Green. Mark Miller, the lead singer of Sawyer Brown, proclaimed from the stage at their show in Winston Salem that “we have toured all over the world for more than 30 years and heard 100s of opening bands but Jukebox Rehab is one of the most talented bands that we have ever seen and I predict it won’t be long we might be opening for them”. Jon Montgomery, the former lead singer of the national touring band Norlina is the initial member of JBR. In 2017 Jon paired up with an incredible vocalist, Morgan Keene. With two distinct voices they began to perform and build a very loyal fan base all across North Carolina and Virginia. They soon added “the beat” to the group when Mike Pitts, one of the regions most accomplished percussionists came on board. When JBR hit the studio to record a few songs, the producer brought in Dustin Bryant to lay down some guitar and banjo tracks. The chemistry between Jon, Morgan, Mike and now Dustin was immediate, and theses four artists knew they had something special. Their accomplished instrumental and vocal talents along with their abilities to write incredible songs has nurtured a tremendous following of fans called “Jukebox Junkies”. Along with performing their original music, they also perform remixes of many classic country songs in their own unique style. With their 3 part harmonies you often feel you’re listening to some of the greatest vocal talents of the 80s and 90s such as The Eagles and Shenandoah.
Dave Fenley was born and raised in the small town of Lufkin, an East Texas town is deeply rooted with religion, family values, and music. At a young age, Dave showed an aptitude for learning melodies and lyrics. As a child, he sang with the children’s choir in his Southern Baptist church while his father sang bass in the “big choir.” His father Elton would sing in the home all the time and teach Dave harmonies to all the “good” country songs on the radio. Dave also joined the choir in his elementary school and stayed with it till high school.
In high school, his family moved to Canada, so Dave had a whole different set of influences. No longer surrounded by only country music, Dave found that he loved anything with soul. Starting with Boyz II Men, Dave back tracked to artists like Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Percy Sledge. Thats when Dave really started using his voice. He began writing songs at the age of fifteen and picked up a guitar at 18. There was no stopping him after that. He taught himself how to play songs he loved and would perform them at bars before he was even legal to drink alcohol.
The next decade was just Dave honing his craft, figuring out what type of artist he would be, and learning that he loved every kind of music. He had a “genre-free philosophy” for his shows so the audience would always be surprised by what would come next. Dave’s talent with an audience did not go unnoticed. He has shared the stage with musical royalty like Dwight Yoakam, Miranda Lambert, and Dierks Bentley. Dave currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and writes songs for a living.
Based in Amherst County, Virginia – Glen has performed at HUNDREDS of Outdoor Events, and worked with over
40 National Acts (from groups such as Lonestar to artists such as Joe Nichols.
Rural Retreat's very own...
Jim Lloyd is a barber, musician, and storyteller, who lives, works, and plays in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Lloyd doesn’t fit in a single neat category as musician or entertainer. Much like Doc Watson, his mountain upbringing provided a much more eclectic background that just the traditional music they mastered, including the pop and jazz they heard on radio and records. Jim, further, never made a choice between bluegrass and old-time, between open back and resonator banjos, between overhand and Scruggs style banjo playing. He never made a choice between banjo and guitar, those just the most frequently used of the several instruments he has mastered.
Jim Lloyd is an Appalachian barber, musician, presenter, music teacher, banjo historian, and radio host whose accomplishments go on and on in old-time, bluegrass, storytelling, and organizing. His latest release, Play Guitar in Seven Days, captures the Doc Watson-like variety of music that he interprets through his mountain lens. The selections range from traditional ballads (“Darlin’ Corey”) to jazz (“St. James Infirmary”) and country (“Crazy) classics to bluegrass (“Amelia Earhart”) and even 1960s pop (“Little Red Riding Hood”).
A multi-instrumentalist best known for his banjo and guitar work, Jim’s musical roots extend back through at least four generations of fiddlers, guitar players, dancers and singers from the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. His uncle Buddy Pennington played banjo with Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys in 1958 and 1959.
Rural Retreat's very own...
The Rich's- The Rich's are a southern gospel group consisting of Betty Rich, wife of the late, beloved Roger Rich, who is now singing with the angels, their daughter, Sherry Rich Long, and Roger's sister, Shirley Robbins. The group resides in beautiful Southwest Virginia in the small, quaint town of Rural Retreat.
The Rich's have recorded eight projects during their twenty plus years of singing. Their latest project, "I Want to Meet You Up in Heaven" with Shirley was released in May 2010. The project is a tribute to a loving husband, dad, brother, and for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom we give all the honor and praise.
The Rich's mission is to present the hope of Christ to a hurting world. We earnestly seek God's wisdom and direction for our ministry.