Thursday May 8th is going to be one special night of country music in the state of South Dakota.

That's the night three generations of the greatest country music in history gather together in one place on one stage.

Royal River Casino and Hotel is the place, 8:00 P.M. is the time.  And the generations of country music?  Bobby Bare, John Anderson and Darryl Worley.

Well, let's talk about a Country Music Hall of Famer.  The legendary Bobby Bare is probably best known for his Grammy Award winning worldwide smash hit 'Detroit City'.  But Bobby has had more than five decades of the greatest country music ever recorded.  I've personally stated before, and I'll say it again...I believe the finest country music album ever is Bobby's 'Lullabys, Legends and Lies', a 1970's collection that included 'The Winner', 'Daddy, What If' and the #1 classic 'Marie Laveau' (and by the way, if you want to hear the best story song ever, listen to 'Rosalie's Good Eats Cafe', a place we've all visited).

But it truly was 'Detroit City' that everyone closed their eyes and sang along to.



In 1983 we were all 'Swingin''.  John Anderson's smash hit swept across the nation and it was one of those song's that, when you heard it, you had no choice: You had to turn up the radio, and then turn it up a little bit more, and sing along.  On a personal level, I'd have a hard time picking a favorite out of the dozens of hit records John has had.  The 1980's, 1990's, all the way to today, there have been great hit's like 'Wild and Blue', 'Black Sheep', 'Straight Tequila Night', 'Let Go Of The Stone' and on and on.  But OK, if I had to pin it down to one....'Seminole Wind' will do just fine.



Darryl Worley was once quoted as saying 'I want to make sure every song on an album is a good one'.  And with that simple philosophy, Darryl Worley has carved out an amazing career.  His number one hit's include great songs like 'I Miss My Friend' and 'Awful Beautiful Life', but a few years ago I had the honor of introducing Darryl at a show.  And when he sang 'Have You Forgotten', it was one of those incredible times when some people were cheering, some people were crying and others were doing both.



Yep, Thursday May 8th is going to be an incredible night of country music at Royal River Casino and Hotel in Flandreau.

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