From staff reports
French Camp Academy and WFCA FM 108 are pleased to announce the concert lineup for Pioneer Day. This year’s toe-tapping concert will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 and will feature country-gospel group Red Roots, southern gospel trio True Heart, and bluegrass entertainer Bobby Hathorn.
“We’re so excited about the lineup for our concert this year,” said coordinator Tekoa Miller. “We feel like we’ve found groups that everyone in your family will enjoy.”
Starting off the 1 p.m. concert will be guitar and banjo-picker Bobby Hathorn, whose talents range from old-school Elvis to an impressive Foggy Mountain Breakdown. A native of Ellisville, Mississippi, Hathorn has a great sense of humor and musical flair to match that keeps his audiences entertained.
Mother/daughters trio True Heart will also take the stage with their family harmonies and classic southern gospel style. Hailing from Millry, Alabama, these ladies have found growing success with their first album, “Blessed.” Their single, “Mountain Mover,” is currently at #19 on the ICM chart.
Headlining the concert will be Red Roots, triplet sisters who originally hail from Moss Point, Mississippi. Heard regularly on French Camp’s WFCA FM108, Red Roots is known for their real-life lyrics, rolling banjos, and rocking guitars. Their hits include their first single, “Red Roots,” and tracks from their sophomore project, including “Christian Country Girl” and “The Middle of Nowhere.” Their latest album, “Triplicity” was released in January 2014 and was featured on iTunes’ New & Noteworthy for both Country and Christian/Gospel.
Red Roots was featured as contestants on season 2 of the game show “American Bible Challenge” and has opened for artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Guy Penrod, and Charlie Daniels.
The concert will be hosted by WFCA personalities. A love offering will be taken to benefit the students of French Camp Academy. Pioneer Day will feature other festivities, including living history demonstrations, square dancing, kid’s activities, arts & crafts vendors, live animals, and more. The festival begins at 9 a.m. and will close around 7 p.m. Concessions and lodging are available.
For more information on Pioneer Day, visit www.frenchcamp.org/historic or call (662) 547-6482.