Country superstar, whose single "I Still Miss You" is No. 6 on the charts, will headline the StarNite concert that will close out the Hopkns County Fall Festival on Sept. 20.

Country star Keith Anderson to headline Fall Festival's StarNite concert

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 7, 2008 - Written after a bad breakup a couple of years ago, country music superstar Keith Anderson's latest hit, "I Sill Miss You," has taken on new meaning this summer. Anderson's mother, Janice, died June 30, after a long battle with cancer. He has dedicated the song's video to her memory.

The song is the first single release from Anderson's new CD "C'mon!" which was released Tuesday and is already charting at number 6.

Hopkis County residents will be able to hear Anderson perform songs from the CD when he performs as the headline entertainment during Hopkins County Fall Festival.

After working as a landscape designer, a personal trainer and starting a successful singing telegram business in Dallas, Anderson, a native of Miami, Ok., had his first hit as a songwriter in 2001. "Beer Run" was performed as a duet by Garth Brooks and George Jones.

His debut album, "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll," released in 2005, produced four hit singles, including crowd favorites, "Pickin' Wildflowers" and "Everytime I Hear Your Name."

Anderson also co-wrote Big & Rich's smash single "Lost in This Moment," a number 1 hit on the country music charts in 2007.

Anderson, one of People magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" in 2005 will headline StarNite at Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Opening for Anderson will be the Cumby band Exit 110. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Check out Arts Editor Terry Mathews' interview with Anderson and review of the new CD in an upcoming edition of the News-Telegram.

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Written after a bad breakup a couple of years ago, country music superstar Keith Anderson's latest hit, "I Sill Miss You," has taken on new meaning this summer. Anderson's mother, Janice, died June 30, after a long battle with cancer. He has dedicated the song's video to her memory.

The song is the first single release from Anderson's new CD "C'mon!" which was released Tuesday and is already charting at number 6.

Hopkis County residents will be able to hear Anderson perform songs from the CD when he performs as the headline entertainment during Hopkins County Fall Festival.

After working as a landscape designer, a personal trainer and starting a successful singing telegram business in Dallas, Anderson, a native of Miami, Ok., had his first hit as a songwriter in 2001. "Beer Run" was performed as a duet by Garth Brooks and George Jones.

His debut album, "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll," released in 2005, produced four hit singles, including crowd favorites, "Pickin' Wildflowers" and "Everytime I Hear Your Name."

Anderson also co-wrote Big & Rich's smash single "Lost in This Moment," a number 1 hit on the country music charts in 2007.

Anderson, one of People magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" in 2005 will headline StarNite at Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Opening for Anderson will be the Cumby band Exit 110. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Check out Arts Editor Terry Mathews' interview with Anderson and review of the new CD in an upcoming edition of the News-Telegram.

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