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Country Musicians to Perform for AFBF in ‘Music City, USA’

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 28, 2012 – The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced the country music artists who will be performing at its 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn., also known as “Music City, USA.”

The three-part country music group Edens Edge will perform at the opening general session on Sunday Jan. 13, which begins at 9 a.m. The Arkansas trio is composed of Hannah Blaylock, Dean Berner and Cherrill Green.

Edens Edge is signed with the Nashville independent record label, Big Machine Records, and released its debut single “Amen” in April 2011. In the past year, the trio has earned new fans all over the country opening tours for Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Reba. In addition to stunning vocals, the group boasts skilled musicianship on a range of instruments including acoustic guitar, dobro, lap steel, mandolin and bouzouki.

On Monday Jan. 14 at 8 p.m., the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will host a Night Out at the Grand Ole Opry House for Farm Bureau members and guests, featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar. Vassar has co-written songs with country greats such as Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson. His first self-titled album came out in 2000 and went gold; his latest album, Noel, celebrates the holidays.

Night Out at the Grand Ole Opry House will be hosted by former Miss Mississippi and Great American Country personality, Nan Kelley. Other performers include: The Driven Bow; Line Dancers: Barry and Dari Anne Amato; The Fiddleheads; and Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman performing together. General admission tickets for this fundraiser, which is sponsored by Chevrolet, are $55 each plus tax.

Approximately 8,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in Nashville for the 94th Annual Meeting to hear from distinguished leaders and participate in a grassroots policy-setting process that will guide AFBF through 2013.

Visit www.annualmeeting.fb.org for more information.

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Contacts: Tracy Taylor Grondine
(202) 406-3642
tracyg@fb.org
Cyndie Sirekis
(202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org