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July 13, 2014

Prater brings twang to Singing on the Square

— Singing on the Square, presented by the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association, recently experienced its biggest attendance thus far during the June 20 performance of Matt Prater and the Hired Guns.

About 300 people attended the show, held on the Limestone County Courthouse steps. Champion Chevrolet sponsors the event through August.

Prater’s voice has the qualities of Johnny Cash and Blake Shelton all in one.

With the professional system set up, we all felt as though we were amidst a big-time, well-accomplished country music star.

Pat Hicks of Harvest won a lawn chair from the association. The winner of the Champion Chevrolet ladies polo shirt was Angie Isbell of Athens, and the winner of the Antebellum Home driving CD was Peggy Russell of Athens.

Anna Catherine DeHart of Sikeston, Missouri, will perform at the July 18 Singing on the Square.

DeHart is a student at Belmont College in Nashville where she is studying music.

The Limestone County Event Center will be the performance site in case of inclement weather.

— Teresa Todd is president of the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association.

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