ITâ€™S great to see that my good friend Kimmie Rhodes has been added to this yearâ€™s CountryFest which takes place in Letterkenny this July.
For those of you who donâ€™t know Kimmie is from Austin, Texas and over the past few years has become a regular visitor to Ireland touring with Kieran Goss as well as performing at her own headlining shows.
Over the years Kimmie has worked and recorded with some of the biggest names in Country music including Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris and Kimmieâ€™s beautiful lullaby Love And Happiness For You was recently featured on Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harrisâ€™s duet album.
Kimmie will now join American headlining stars Vince Gill and Gene Watson at The Aura Leisure Complex in Letterkenny on July 31 and August 1. Also on the bill this year is Daryle Singletary, Brent Mason, Sarah Jory, Charlie Allen, Jimmy Buckley, Declan Nerney, Susan McCann, Hugo Duncan, Robert Mizzell, Nathan Carter, Linda Welby, Roly Daniels, Louise Morrissey, Kieran McGilligan, Patrick Feeney, Brendan Quinn, Shaun Loughrey and Justin McGurk.
Tickets for Country Fest are on sale now from www.jwpromos.com.