1:03pm

Wed June 8, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

New Exhibit at Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

It will be a double dose of Breathitt County native Chad Warrix Saturday night at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, which is located near Mount Vernon off I-75 in Rockcastle County. One of the founding members of the duo “Halfway to Hazard” will not only be on hand for the unveiling of the new exhibit bearing his name at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame at 5:30 p.m. - Warrix will also be at the museum's site to meet with his fans from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Then he'll join the country group “Lonestar” to perform during the “Concerts 4 A Cause” event, which begins at Renfro Valley at 7 p.m.

Warrix said Monday he's delighted with the work he's done for Concerts 4 A Cause, which includes a song he recorded with Troy Gentry, one of the co-founders of the country duo “Montgomery Gentry.”

“This show marks the beginning of my solo project and my team and I have been working on brand new material and we are excited for everyone to hear it. We'll all be releasing the first single to radio soon, and I look forward to getting back out on the road to see all the great fans and supporters,” Warrix said.

Recently asked to perform at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame's Induction ceremony which honored singers Patty Loveless of Pike County, the late Keith Whitley of Elliott County and others, Warrix has maintained a wonderful relationship between himself and the Hall of Fame. He also has kept his skills intact by writing songs, singing, and playing guitar with his friends Randy Houser and Keith Anderson while they were performing on the road.

While with H2H, Warrix and bandmate David Tolliver of Knott County had a hit with their single “Daisy,” and toured with country superstars Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean. Since it began in 2008 the annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride in southwestern Breathitt County has raised over $400,000 for local charities, including the Buckhorn Children's Center. Along with bringing popular entertainment to Eastern Kentucky, the event also spotlights adventure tourism in the region and will be held this year on Aug. 27 and 28 at Crockettsville.

Lonestar's beginnings go back to the early 1990s when the band got together at what was Opryland USA in Nashville. The four-member band is best known for hit tunes like “Amazed,” “I'm Already There,” “No News,” “Come Cryin' to Me” and “Mr. Mom”.