County Day Entertainment
to entertain the crowd
singer Stallins brings
country sounds to La Grange
Helen E. McKinney
(July 2010) Raised on the old country classics,
Don Stallins remains true to his roots. He started a band, Legacy, and
plans to carry on the tradition so that the forefathers of country music
will not be forgotten.
Second Street Gazebo
7 p.m.: John Manning and The Thrillers
Second Street Gazebo
8-10 a.m.: Freeheart
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Whiskey Tango
2-3 p.m.: The Longshot Band
3-5 p.m.: The Rezzurrectors, O.C. Cowboy Church,
Shane & Marty, The Rev. David Woosley, Savannah West
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Acapella Fellows
12:15-1 p.m.: Morgan
2-3 p.m.: Legacy
3-4 p.m.: Tom Gowin
4-5 p.m.: Benjamin Brainard, La Grange Baptist
1-2 p.m.: Oldham County Community Band
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Living Statutes
Information: Project Guild Booth at Gazebo
My dad started teaching me the old country songs
at 14 years old, said Stallins, now 61. After drifting away from
his musical upbringing, Stallins has become serious about performing
About four years ago, he formed Legacy. The name comes from the
music I love to play; the music handed down from the past to us,
he said. Three months ago, singer-songwriter Joyce Ann replaced the
first female signer he had hired and the duo perform wherever asked.
The band is scheduled to perform at Oldham County Day as part of day-long
entertainment July 17 in downtown La Grange, Ky.
Stallins started a couple of bands himself in the past and used to play
with a band in Corydon, Ind., before leaving for personal reasons. Born
in Madisonville, Ky., he has also lived in Indiana and Florida. He has
lived in Henry County for the last 20 years.
Legacy has performed 50s and 60s country classics locally
at the Henry County Spring Fling, Campbellsburg Day and Big Rs
BBQ in La Grange. Stallins plays rhythm guitar and only by ear.
As a loader operator in a rock quarry, he only has time to play on the
side, but he would like to build up for retirement, he said.
This will be the first time Legacy has performed at Oldham County Day
and they are doing so to get our name known.
Sometimes You have to start off small, said Stallins. He
has traveled around a lot to get the word out about Legacy.
Joyce Ann at Oldham
County Day will get
him more exposure
for his band.
In addition to being a signer-songwriter, Joyce Ann is
a dance teacher who lives in Jeffersontown, Ky. Eventually, Stallins
said he would like to add some of her songs to Legacys repertoire
to introduce them to the public, he said.
Legacy is just one of several bands and individual performers in this
years Oldham County Day entertainment line-up. This is the 40th
year for the event, and there is a variety of musical sounds sure to
please any ear.
New to the entertainment schedule will be adult games. Three card tables
will be placed around the Oldham County Courthouse lawn next to the
gazebo for adults to enjoy checkers and other table games, said Project
Guild member Susan Benson. The Project Guild of Oldham County organizes
Oldham County Day.
Project Guild members raise funds on Oldham County Day to put back into
the community from the sale of the Cats Meow pieces. This years
piece is the Old Train Depot. The pieces can be purchased for $20 at
the Grand Marshal Luncheon on Tuesday, July 13, or at the Project Guild
booth, which will be located in the gazebo on the Courthouse lawn.
A special treat this year will be a tug-of-war contest between local
police and fire departments at 2 p.m. Participating departments include
the La Grange City Police,
Oldham County Police, Sheriffs Department, and the Ballardsville,
North Oldham, South Oldham and La Grange Fire Departments.
This is something we plan to do every year, said Benson.
The tug-of-war winner will receive a trophy that they may keep for one
The childrens activity area has been taken over and organized
by the La Grange Christian Church as an outreach program with
great prizes, Benson said.
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