20 Country Stars Who Have Performed in Quincy
Over the years, many great country stars have performed in Quincy. The Quincy Firefighters shows, Quincy Raceways and The Oakley Lindsey Center have all hosted big shows. We've complied a list of 20 of those stars, but there are many more. Can you help us complete the list?
The Quincy Firefighters Local 63 put on their benefit show for 30 years. Some the names that made those shows great include Jake Owen, Emerson Drive, Restless Heart, Wade Hayes, Hal Ketchum, Jason Michael Carrol and Joe Diffie. The annual fundraising show was held in the Morrison Theatre at Quincy Junior High School for years, until moving out of town to The Adams County Fairgrounds at the end.
Quincy Raceways crowds have enjoyed Travis Tritt, Clink Black and Patty Loveless.
The Oakley Lindsey Center has seen some great shows over the years too. Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, John Berry, Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Paul Brandt, Little Texas and Martina McBride have all performed there at one time or another.
Many of the shows over the last 20 years or so I've been fortunate enough to attend. My favorites include seeing Restless Heart at the Quincy Firefighters show. The bands drummer, John Dittrich and I hung out backstage and talked for a good 20 minutes before the show and I learned a lot about drummers gloves. Randy Houser was one of the nicest stars I've ever met. He even came early in the day and lent our radio station staff a hand when we were setting up and decorating for the show. Jason Michael Carrol was also extremely nice and very accommodating during our meet and greet backstage. He also felt bad for having to fly to Nashville right after the show, which didn't give him time to stay and sign autographs. He remedied the situation by coming into the crowd in the Morrison Theatre and signing probably over 100 autographs while he sang! It was a special and very rare close up with a performing artist for many of the fans there that night.
20 is just the start of the list of country stars who have performed in Quincy though. What others can you think of?