Grammy Award winner to headline Campbell fair

Thursday, June 26, 2008

CAMPBELL, Mo. -- Grammy Award-winning country music artist Bryan White will bring his six No. 1 hits to the stage on Aug. 9, as the final event of the annual Missouri Peach Fair in Campbell.

The show will be held at the Campbell Community Building with the opening act, Justin Heskett, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. White will begin his show, featuring his from his platinum-selling albums, at 8 p.m.

Bryan began his musical journey by paying his dues as a teenage drummer in his parents' bands in Oklahoma before heading to Music City. Once there, he burst on the country music scene in the mid-90s with a string of six No. 1 singles, while barely into his 20s.

Hits like "Someone Else's Star", "Rebecca Lynn", "So Much For Pretending" and "I'm Not Supposed to Love You Anymore" helped Bryan's first two albums achieve platinum status. Bryan received the CMA's Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music's Top New Male Vocalist award and was named CMT Rising Star and Male Video Artist of the Year, TNN/Music City News Star of Tomorrow and SRO Touring Artist of the Year.

White received a special Humanitarian Award from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund for raising funds and awareness after the bombing of the federal building in his hometown of Oklahoma City. Bryan has since worked to aid a host of causes and was named recipient of the 1997 Entertainment Radio Networks' Humanitarian Award.

A host of special projects followed including a duet with Amy Grant for "The Civil War: The Nashville Sessions," a cut on "The Best of Country Sings The Best of Disney" and was cast as the singing voice for the lead male character in Warner Bros. first fully-animated motion picture, "Quest for Camelot."

In 2000, Bryan took some time off to start a family, marrying actress Erika Page and bringing sons Justin and Jackson into the world. But like anyone, Bryan found he couldn't ignore what he had loved doing for so long. As a way to step back into the game, Bryan began writing songs with some of Nashville's best and began recording again, completing his first studio album in four years.

As his journey continues, Bryan White brings the lessons of a stellar past to create a future rich with promise.

Justin Heskett, a native son, will open the show for White.

Heskett is a locally favored singer/songwriter and has performed with several bands in the area. He recently won the Youth Talent Show at the Missouri Peach Fair and placed in the finals at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis. He has opened shows for Wade Hayes and Trent Wilmon and was a member of the band "Outgrow" with Johnny Horton's son, Tommy.

Tickets are on sale now at Eze Cook Gas, Vancil's Foods, City Light and Water and Joyce's in Campbell. Prices are $15 in advance and $17.50 at the door. The door will open for the show at 6:30 p.m.

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