Last summer, brothers Scott and Joey Anderson and their sister, Tammy Young, decided to throw a party on their 140 acres along County Road 45 in southwest Alexandria. They shot big, booking three bands, with the Bellamy Brothers as the main act, drawing a large crowd and raising thousands for the Future Farmers of America.
The event went so well that they are holding a second bash, on Friday, July 26, with country music star Clay Walker the main attraction.
Walker, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996, has had more than two-dozen hit songs since he first topped the charts in 1993 with "What’s It to You.” Other No. 1's include, “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming with My Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.”
Also on the bill are Farmer's Daughters and the Shane Martin Band. Music starts at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. for the rain or shine event. Tickets are available at Squeeky Clean and the Elks, or at the gate, with camping and shuttles also available. Food trucks and beverages will be on hand, and people are urged to bring a lawn chair.
For more information, go to www.AndersonBash.info.