Vince Gill, Ray Price, Jimmy Dean Join Bill Anderson’s Festival Lineup

Vince Gill, Ray Price and Jimmy Dean are among the stars who will join the Grand Ole Opry’s Bill Anderson for the sixth annual City Lights Festival, June 20-21, in Anderson’s adopted “hometown” of Commerce, Ga. It was in Commerce, where he was then working as a disc jockey, that Anderson wrote his first hit song, “City Lights.” Price’s 1958 recording of the song stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 13 weeks. The festival begins Thursday morning, June 20, with a celebrity golf tournament (list of players not yet completed) and continues that evening with a “Dinner With the Stars.” Participating in the latter event will be Anderson, Dean, singer Donna Meade Dean and Grand Ole Opry regular Jan Howard. On Friday evening, Anderson and his Po’ Folks band will headline a concert that also will feature Gill, Price and his Cherokee Cowboys and comedian George “Goober” Lindsey. Information and tickets are available through the festival’s toll-free number, 1-877-826-8482. 03/08/02