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Country music star Neal McCoy is making his way back to the Zanesville area this April. McCoy along with local band DoubleCut will perform at Secrest Auditorium on Saturday April 12th at 7pm.
"Neal's one that is just a really great entertainer. He's had a ton of songs, 34 different singles have charted on country charts. But he's one that we were consistently hearing from folks in Zanesville, 'when is Neal McCoy coming back into town?'," said Darren Tigner with Dusty Guitar Promotions. "It's be over ten to fifteen years ago since he's been back in town, so we're really excited to have him back. It's a really really big show."
Mccoy has been working with other country stars on his newest single "A-OK" and has an exciting tour planned this summer.
"It's actually a single that was helped produced by Blake Shelton, obviously popular on The Voice. So Blake and Neal were able to put this together, and Neal is actually going out on tour this coming summer with Blake Shelton so it's a really cool thing. It's kind of his newer song, A-OK. And it's a very typical Neal. Kinda relax and smile. It's a really really neat song," said Tigner.
Originally from Texas, McCoy's popularity in Ohio has grown through his performances yearly at 'Jamboree in the Hills' outside of Cambridge.
"Anybody that's been to those concerts knows that he's kinda famous and they bring him back every year because he does all these crazy things and he's climbing up on scaffolding and he interacts with the crowd and he's down in the crowd talking," said Tigner. "He's just that kind of an entertainer."
The doors for the April event are going to open up at 5:30PM for a single acoustic act out of Nashville which will be playing down in the concessions area for the first hour, and then they'll play from 6-7PM. DoubleCut comes on at 7PM, and then McCoy will take the stage at 8PM.
Tickets for the April show go on sale this Friday March 14th at 9AM. Ticket prices range from $20-39 and can be purchased at www.etix.com or by calling the Secrest box office at 740-454-6851.