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August 10, 2012


Wilson, cohorts entertain McCoy audience with free concert Aug. 2

Nearly 5,000 people gathered for a free concert Aug. 2 at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park to enjoy performances by country artists Gretchen Wilson, James Otto and JT Hodges.
PHOTO: James Otto performs at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park. Photo by Sheila Peterson PHOTO: Gretchen Wilson performs at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park. Photo by Sheila Peterson
James Otto (above) and Gretchen Wilson (right) perform at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park. The free concert was held Aug. 2. Headliner Toby Keith was not able to appear at the concert because of minor surgery. Keith is scheduled to be in concert at Fort McCoy Aug. 30. Tickets purchased for the Aug. 2 show will be honored at the gate for the Aug. 30 concert. (Photos by Sheila Peterson )

Wilson’s biggest hit “Redneck Woman” describes her singing and dress style.

Otto is a Nashville breakout star who puts his God-given lung power to work on songs that make even more determined use of the old-school Rhythm & Blues grit in his powerhouse voice.

Hodges is known as a strong vocalist and songwriter, as well as a solid entertainer.

Toby Keith, the scheduled headliner, had to postpone his appearance at Fort McCoy because of a minor medical condition. He now will be the headliner for a Thursday, Aug. 30 performance at Fort McCoy, which will begin at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 3 p.m.

Also performing Aug. 30 will be country star Kellie Pickler of American Idol fame and an opening act to be determined.
All tickets purchased for the Aug. 2 concert will be honored for this concert.

Tickets still are available for the Aug. 30 concert and will cost $40 in advance.

Tickets are available at Ace Hardware in Tomah and La Crosse and Market Bar, Sparta.

Tickets also may be purchased online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html.

For more information about Keith, visit www.tobykeith.com.

For more information about Pickler, visit the website www.kelliepickler.com or Twitter @kelliepickler.

For more information about the concert, visit the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation website at www.mccoymwr.com or call the Concert Hotline (877-864-4969).

Camping reservations also are available and can be made by contacting Pine View Campground at the website https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html or by calling 800-531-4703 or 608-388-3517.

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