||by AllAroundGordon.com / Calhoun, GA / Submitted
Gordon County native and Grammy Award winner Monty Powell will return to Calhoun on Friday night, June 1, to entertain at a concert labeled "Highway 41 Revisited." Proceeds from the evening will benefit the local Family Resource Center.
Powell, who is the son of the late Dick and Joy Powell of Calhoun, will be joined on stage at the GEM Theatre in Downtown Calhoun by his wife, Anna Wilson, also a Grammy Award winner. With them will be their new band Troubador77 (T77) and two special guests. Langston Creative Systems is the lead sponsor for the evening which kicks off at 7:00 p.m.
The Calhoun audience on June 1 is in for a real treat. The husband-wife duo and their band will be performing "new music with a classic sound," that they "discovered" after pulling away from the Nashville music scene and retreating to their second home in the Utah mountains. Wilson and Powell, the founding members of T77, are writing new music in an effort to carry the torch of the 70s Laurel Canyon, Southern California sound, that is reminiscent of the classic singer-songwriters that influenced and helped define their generation. That metaphorical flame has been fully ignited on the band's debut release, "Selma Avenue."
T77 is the brainchild of singer-songwriters Powell and Wilson who have made music together as artists, songwriters and producers based in Nashville. Collectively, they've written a dozen Number One songs and countless album cuts that appear on over 70-million records. Their portfolio includes work with and for the Eagles, Billy Joel, and the Countrypolitian era of music. They penned the international theme song for Habitat for Humanity and Powell was a key creative force in establishing the mega success story of Keith Urban.
Joining Monty and Anna and T77 will be Georgia Country Music award winner, Ricky Gunn, and local southern rockers "Revolver." Gunn is a Columbus, Georgia native whose debut album produced three singles, and he's opened for country stars like Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, and Gary Allan. He is billed as the consummate entertainer for the way he gauges and interacts with his audience.
"Revolver" was founded in January 2016 by Gordon County natives John Harris and Bruce McLeod. Twenty-five years after their involvement with the award-winning band "Western Flyer," the duo reunited to form "Revolver." They play a variety of Southern/Classic Rock and Outlaw Country.
Other sponsors of what is predicted to be an unforgettable musical evening, in addition to Langston Creative Systems, are Brian's Auto Sales, City of Refuge – Calhoun, Textile Rubber and Chemical Co., Systems Distributors Inc., Wright Electrical Supply, Greater Community Bank, Cherokee Mechanical, Bartlett Construction, Elkettes, WEBS Kickin 103.5FM, Dukes of Adairsville, Battlefield Building Supply, Fitness Barre, Tactical Guns & Ammo, Marty's A Bail Bond, Dairy Queen, Joey and Pam Stewart, Taco House, Country Inn & Suites, The Birthday Spot, and Erwin's Ace Hardware.
All of the proceeds will support the prevention of child abuse in Gordon County. Tickets are on sale now at the GEM Theatre box office or online at www.calhoungemtheatre.org.