|Rhythm In The Hills
Pigeon Forge, TN
May 26, 2006
Three days of great music, good times and fun for everyone!
Con Hunley joined a wealth of talented entertainers for the Rhythm In The Hills music festival in Pigeon Forge, TN, including Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Chely Wright, Trick Pony, Blue Country, Neil McCoy and many more!
|Every good festival starts out with a fan "meet & greet." These fans are the internet winners of the "Getaway To The Smokies With Con" Sweepstakes.
Thomasina Cole registered to win the trip on Con's web site and brought her family to the Smokies for Memorial Day Weekend by winning the sweepstakes!
It was a great package including 3-day passes to the Rhythm In The Hills festival, a luxury cabin provided by Mountaintop Resorts and $100 cash for gas money from IMMI Records!
|Con with his longtime friend Bobby Denton, a former radio executive with Dick Broadcasting.
Bobby was one of Con's earliest supporters, and was the person who encouraged Con to sing a song at the "guitar pull" after a music industry golf tournament. Con played guitar and sang a song for the informal assembly and the following week had interest from several major labels.
Con ended up signing with Warner Bros. Records and recorded five albums during his time there.
|Lots of fans get the chance to meet Con and get their photo made with him before the show.
|Con's good friend Kevin Miller of WIVK-FM interviews him before Con goes onstage.
|Con Hunley Headquarters!
|The crowd is ready to hear some Con Hunley tunes!
|At last, it's showtime!
|Sing it Con!
|As always, Con and the band do a great job onstage - everyone loves their job!
|After the show, Con goes back to the booth to give out autographs and meet more fans!
|Con with some ladies from the IMMI team after the show.
|An extended IMMI team gathers for a photo. Hard work but good times!
|One of the highlights of the final evening of the festival was a candlelight tribute to the troops, emceed by WIVK's patriotic radio personality Gunner.
Wayne Thomas Duncan, a member of the 278th Armored Calvary Regiment who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, sang the national anthem. A very sweet and brave young lady named Kristy, who loves country music almost as much as she loves her country, joined Duncan and Gunner onstage as the crowd lit their candles in honor of the troops.
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