The sixth annual Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation (NRRF) banquet and fundraiser is Friday, September 20 at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington, Neb. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. and featured entertainers Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran at 8 p.m. Treat yourself to a steak dinner, some great entertainment and the fun of live and silent auctions! A limited number of tickets are available for $125 each, $25 for the meal and $100 as a 501 (c)3 donation to the NRRF. Contact NRRF Marketing Director Barb Bierman Batie at 308-325-2247 for ticket information or to donate an item for the auction. Deadline is September 15.
Ty Herndon will headline the entertainment lineup for the 2013 Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation fundraiser, set for Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center in Lexington, Neb. Herndon broke into the country music scene in 1995 when his debut single, "What Mattered Most," rocketed to No. 1. Since then he has sold more than 4 million albums and accrued 17 Top 40 singles. His most recent release is "Lies I Told Myself," his first country album in seven years. This album took a different tack in that fans were invited to invest in the record. Devotees more than doubled Herndon's financial goal, allowing him not just to give the album a proper launch, but shoot a video for the title song that features some of those same fans.
Joining Herndon for the evening will be veteran artist/songwriter/musician Anita Cochran. She started singing and playing her guitar at age 4, joining the family band in playing country, gospel and bluegrass music at age 5. Her debut CD featured a self-written No. 1 song "What If I Said," which was a duet with Steve Wariner. Her latest CD "Serenity" features personal songs, including "Better For You," a song Cochran wrote after her father was diagnosed with cancer. Cochran has traveled extensively with a variety of country artists and can be expected to share her musical talents on at least some of the following instruments during her stop in Lexington: mandolin, banjo, bass guitar, piano, drums, dobro and steel guitar.