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Talent Line-Up for Wing-Off announced

February 6th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Western Maryland Jaycees are excited to announce the entertainment line-up for the 2023 Thomas Automotive Wing-Off and Music Festival. The event will be held on June 17th at the Allegany County Fairgrounds from 12:00pm until 11:30pm. Camping options are available.
This year’s headliner will be country music superstar, Gary Allan. Since his debut album, “Used Heart for Sale” in 1996, Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Ruthless, Allan’s first new album in eight years was released in June 2021. His last album, “Set You Free”, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth #1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)”. Over the span of his career, Allan has released 9 studio albums selling over 8 million albums, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums, and been certified gold five times. Allan has five #1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed over 2.8 billion total streams.
Allan is not the only lengthy resume making an appearance on this year’s Wing-Off stage. The Kentucky Headhunters declared “the great American rock ‘n’ roll band” by Billboard magazine, began their professional journey in 1968 when brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney formed the Southern blues-rock band Itchy Brother. The band morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters in 1986. Their first album, 1989’s “Pickin’ On Nashville”, was released by Mercury Records and surprised the world, becoming a bona fide hit, selling over two million copies. The album won a Grammy Award, three Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and an Academy of Country Music Award. It spawned four consecutive Top 40 Country hits such as “Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine”, “Oh, Lonesome Me” and their most popular song “Dumas Walker”, which has currently accumulated over 20.6 million streams on Spotify.
Also supporting an incredible day of Country Music will be Confederate Railroad, who first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s with its unique style and sound. Headed by founder and front man Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records. The first single from their debut album ("Confederate Railroad") was "She Took It Like A Man".