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Tracy Byrd at Emory Founder’s Day May 6, 2017

Country music’s Tracy Byrd is not the only one coming to Emory, Texas on Saturday May 6, 2017.  People will come from far and near as Rains County celebrates it’s birthday with the third annual Founder’s Day Festival at it’s county seat.  Early in the day, there will be a pancake breakfast and 5K, vendors, quilts, tractors, antique cars, games and more in the downtown area and Heritage Park areas. At 4pm, gates will open on the music festival inside Sandy Creek Park, located on the west side of downtown.  Opening bands lined up to play include Colton O’Neil of Emory, Tyler and the Tribe of Sulphur Springs and Holly Tucker of Waco. About 9 pm, country music superstar Tracy Byrd will come onto the Sandy Creek Stage.  Tracy has 30 top-forty hits and has four gold records and when not on the road, makes his home in Beaumont, Texas. Tickets for the music festival are $25 through midnight Friday May 5. Tickets at the gate on Saturday will be $30 each. To order tickets and for full details on the festival and Rains County history, visit


Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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