If there's one thing that West Texans love...it's Texas country music. This weekend, a crowd filled the patio of Graham's Central Station to watch their favorite performers take the stage. From Brian Milson to the Josh Abbott Band...Country Fest provided hours of entertainment for a crowd that partied all night long.
"It was a great crowd. There were probably well over a thousand people here, and I thought they reacted well. We had a lot of good music, so I'm pretty grateful for everybody," Josh Abbott, event headliner, said.
"Country Fest is an event that we put together with several different bands just to celebrate Texas country music in West Texas," Rachelle Dixon, Graham's Marketing Director, said.
The so-called celebration began Saturday afternoon, but didn't finish up until early Sunday morning. It all took place at Graham's Central Station, but that wasn't the original plan.
"It was supposed to be Bubbapalooza over there at The Ranch and, as you know, it shut down. But it's about to reopen and they just moved the event here just to kind of give the bands a good deal and a gig to play, because everybody had that contracted out for the day. But it worked out great. It's a great event," Brian Milson, performer, said,
"Throw-and-go situations are always rough for us, but we always have a good time. So any time we get a chance to play...it's a good time for us," Kyle Bennett, performer, said.
Right after the Kyle Bennett Band finished up Honeybrowne took the stage, and even played one of my favorite songs.
"I love seeing new festivals come into town. This is a new festival, first year thing with Graham's and I just love it. I've been in this business for awhile and I think it's great to bring stuff out to West Texas. It's where I'm from and it sheds new light on the Texas music industry," Cody Baker, Owner of Lonestar Music Productions, said.
Buckshot Bradley and the Chris Brazeal Band were also part of the event on Saturday.