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Confederate Railroad to Headline 2011 Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival

Country rock band Confederate Railroad is slated to headline the 2011 Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival April 9. The line-up also includes regional homegrown artists representing a variety of genres including Americana, Delta blues, & southern rock.

Feb. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- Country rock band Confederate Railroad is slated to headline the 2011 Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival on the Logan Pharmacy Stage Saturday, April 9, 2011. Along with Confederate Railroad, the 2011 line-up also includes local and regional homegrown artists representing a variety of genres including Americana, Delta blues, and southern rock ‘n’ roll.  

Founded in 1984 in Marietta, Georgia, Confederate Railroad has released six albums with more than twenty singles earning a spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Hits include “She Took It Like A Man,” “Queen of Memphis,” “Trashy Women,” “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” and “Elvis and Andy.” In 1993, they were awarded Best New Group at the Academy of Country Music Awards with a Grammy nomination and a host of nominations from the Country Music Association and the British Country Music Foundation soon following. For more information, visit www.confederaterailroad.net.

Also scheduled to appear over the two day event on the Logan Pharmacy Stage are Webb Wilder (www.webbwilder.com), Delta Moon (www.deltamoon.com), Maxwell Russell and the Shake Down Kings (www.reverbnation.com/maxwelldrussell), Dangermuffin (www.dangermuffinmusic.com), Po’ Henry & Tookie (www.tookiecollom.com/HT.html), Slow Motion Centerfold (www.reverbnation.com/slowmotioncenterfold), Davin McCoy & The Coming Attractions (www.davinmccoy.com), D.B. Rielly (www.dbrielly.com/media_kit.html) and popular local group Southern Comfort. A native of Hattiesburg, Webb Wilder was recently inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.  

Leipers Fork Bluegrass Group (www.leipersforkbluegrassgroup.com), Lacey Snider & The Turkey Creek Ramblers, Moron Brothers, The Cadillacs Band (www.thecadillacsband.com), Newgrass Troubadours, and Piney Creek will perform on the Wal-Mart Bluegrass Stage. The Cadillacs Band’s fiddle player Wayne Jerrolds has been named the Tennessee State Champion fiddler for the past five years.

Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion (www.grybmusic.com/percussion//Percussion.html), and The Poultry Palace, a traveling trained chicken eggzibit (www.poultrypalace.net) are the featured presentations in the Bank Independent Children’s Area.

The seventh annual event is set for April 9-10, 2011 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton. Performances will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“The ACEF provides a great hometown setting for up and coming as well as established musicians and entertainers,” said Vicki Morese, event coordinator for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. “With three stages providing live entertainment throughout the two-day event, music is an important component and a driving force as to the success of the Festival. We are very excited about this year’s lineup and we are especially honored to be one of the music events for the Alabama Tourism Department’s Year of Alabama Music promotion.” For more information on the Year of Alabama Music, visit www.yearofalabamamusic.com.

Admission to the festival is $3 for adults and children 5 and under are free. The price of admission includes the above mentioned entertainment and concerts on all three stages. “Because of sponsors such as Logan Pharmacy in Moulton, we can offer an incredible lineup of family-friendly entertainment at a reasonable price of only $3 per person,” added Morese.

Stay tuned to www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com for announcements on new bands and entertainment as they are booked.

For more information, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or for the latest updates, follow the ACEF on Facebook, Twitter.com/alabamacef, and www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg.

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The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, food vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in a variety of ways, and live entertainment by popular regional bands and local favorites. The seventh annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is scheduled for April 9-10, 2011 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs; and the "Down on the Farm" area featuring agriculture exhibits, antique tractors, and southern folk life artists such as quilters, saddle makers, farriers, potters, blacksmith and basket and broom makers.

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