Emerson Drive will once again headline the Quincy Firefighters Local 63 Country Music Concert. The show will take place at the Adams County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 28. We all know that Emerson Drive is a Canadian band, and that they've found success here in the U.S. with hits like 'I Should Be Sleeping' and 'Moments,' but did you know these five facts about the band?

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  • Emerson Drive was originally known as 12 Gauge, and under that name they actually charted two songs on the Canadian country charts, one of which was a Top 40 hit. Both songs had videos that were played on CMT Canada.
  • Adult contemporary/pop/rock singer/songwriter Richard Marx ('Endless Summer Nights,' 'Right Here Waiting' and 'Should Have Known Better') was a producer of Emerson Drive's debut U.S. album, and their follow-up album.
  • The current line-up of Emerson Drive has been together for over a decade. Lead singer Brad Mates is the only band member to have been with the group from the very beginning, since their days as 12 Gauge.
  • Teddy Gentry of Alabama was co-producer of Emerson Drive's album 'Countrified,' which produced their first U.S. No. 1 hit, 'Moments.' Gentry was also co-writer of the album's second track, 'Testify.'
  • Emerson Drive originally recorded 'You're Like Coming' Home' which was later covered by Lonestar and became a Top 10 hit for the American group. Emerson Drive has also included cover songs on their albums, recording their own versions of 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' and 'Fishin' in the Dark.'
Tickets for the Quincy Firefighters Local 63 Country Music Concert are $25 for track and bleacher seating. County Market at 24th and Spring in Quincy is a ticket outlet. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 217-214-1900.