Just a few months after resigning as executive director of EventZone, Larry Landolt is right back into bringing up-and-coming country performers to Roanoke.
Jana Kramer, whose song “Why You Wanna” was a big country chart smash, comes to Roanoke’s new country-themed bar, Sidewinders Steakhouse & Saloon, for a Feb. 13 show. Kramer’s appearance was billed as the debut of the Blue Ridge Country — Concert Series. It is the only show listed for the series so far, but given Landolt’s experience with Festival in the Park, it’s safe to expect more of the acts that will be major players in years to come.
During Landolt’s time runing festival, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and others played the event well before they hit superstar status. Hunter Hayes, who is on the ascent, played last year’s event.
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Kramer has been best known as an actress on the TV show “One Tree Hill.” Her latest single, “Whiskey,” is at No. 41 on the Billboard country singles chart after three weeks. Her self-titled debut album is No. 28, after peaking at No. 5 on the country albums chart. It has been in the chart for 33 weeks.
UPDATE 1:53 p.m. 1.25.13: Advance tickets are $13. Call 800-838-3006. http://blueridgecountrymusic.bpt.me/