Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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May 7, 2014

Paslay, Sundy Best to headline Thunder

May 7, 2014 — Carter County Thunder will once again be a two-day event, July 2 and 3.

The kickoff concert on July 2 will feature Sundy Best. It is the second Thunder appearance for the duo.

According to the group's Facebook page:

“Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick on guitar and Kris on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass, to make it personal. Offstage, the pair are lifelong friends, college athletes and dog-lovers; onstage the musical duo delivers something wholly fresh and original, blending their best influences with personal music histories.”

Tickets for the Wednesday concert are $10 before June 1 or $15 at the gate.

The free main event will be Thursday, July 3, and will feature Eric Paslay. Thursday's celebration will include inflatables and a fireworks show after dark.

Eric Paslay is currently on the Let It Ride Tour with Brantley Gilbert which includes stops at the KFC Yum Center and the Charleston Civic Center, as well as more than 20 other major stadiums and arenas. 

"Within a four-month period, Eric has charted a number one single and has another already inside the top 25 which is nearly unheard of for rising artists,” said Thunder organizer Lincoln Theinert. “Over the past few years our goal has been to target up and coming country artists as Thunder's headline entertainment. Most have the potential to be picked up in the following few years by a major artists tour.”

The event is still searching for sponsors. To become a sponsor or for more information, call 776-6560.

To purchase advanced tickets for Wednesday's Sundy Best concert, mail a check with the number of tickets to Carter County Thunder, 92 Buffalo Creek, Olive Hill KY 41164.

Leeann Akers can be reached at lakers@journal-times.com or by phone at 474-5101.

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