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Thunder on the Iron Range presents Country Music Fest 2019

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NEGAUNEE — Legendary country music star David Allan Coe headlines the inaugural County Music Fest Saturday on Iron Street in Historic Downtown Negaunee.

Coe is an American songwriter, outlaw country music singer, and guitarist who first achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s.

According to Coe’s Facebook page, as a singer, his biggest hits were “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” “The Ride,” “You Never Even Called Me by My Name,” “She Used to Love Me a Lot,” and “Longhaired Redneck.”

His best-known compositions are the No. 1 successes “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)” which was covered by Tanya Tucker and “Take This Job and Shove It” — which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck and inspired a hit movie.

The fest’s other special guest is “international touring American Outlaw Country Songwriter” Cecil Allen “PeeWee” Moore.

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This all-day, all-ages outdoor show also features Upper Peninsula country music performers Chasin’ Steel, Chad Borgen & The Collective and Tom Katalin & Highway 41.

The gates for this festival will open at noon and the music starts at 1 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be out along Iron Street throughout the day.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Part of the proceeds will go to two local entities: The Historic Vista Theater and the Negaunee High School softball program.

For more information, search for Thunder on the Iron Range on Facebook.

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