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Country, Christian music to star at Chingawassa Days

Staff writer

Country singer and songwriter Tyler Farr is the headline act at this year’s Chingawassa Days.

He will appear on the Main Stage at 9 p.m. Saturday.

An opera-trained Missouri native, Farr has released numerous songs and had his own reality show, “A Little Too Farr.”

Farr’s 10 most popular songs are “Redneck Crazy,” “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” “Better in Boots,” “Whiskey in My Water,” “Only Truck in Town,” “Hello Goodbye,” soundtrack to a “Small Town Sundown,” “Hot Mess,” “Blue Christmas,” and “Withdrawals.”

One of his popular songs, “Cover Girl,” highlights domestic violence.

Filmore and Galva native Sam Unruh will be warm-up performers, with Unruh taking the stage at 6:15 p.m. and Filmore taking the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Filmore also is a Missouri native, whose hits include “Headlights,” “You Know You Wanna,” “Slower,” “Love That About You,” “Heart’s Having a Hard Time” and “Livin’ Easy.”

Friday evening

After a Marion resident’s grandson steps to the stage at 6 p.m. Friday, two Christian acts will appear on the Main Stage.

Dan Marshall, a contestant on a March 20 episode of “American Idol” and grandson of Margie Schwartz, who lives at Marion County Lake, was voted top 10 by fans.

He performed “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance” on American Idol.

At 7:30 p.m., Tasha Layton will appear.

From South Carolina, Layton’s 2021 hit “Look What You’ve Done” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian airplay chart. She has been recognized as one of Billboard’s top five female Christian artists two years in a row.

Other Layton hits include “Into the Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK),” “Help Me Let Go,” “How Far,” “Catch My Breath,” “I Got You,” “Good Things,” “Brave Heart (Dear Daughter),” and “Thank You for the No.”

At 9 p.m., Sanctus Real will take the stage. Based in Toledo, the three member band has had several hits, including “This Is Love,” “Changed,” “Jesus Loves You,” “Lazarus,” “Say it Loud,” “The Face of Love,” “We Need Each Other,” “Changed,” “Unstoppable God,” and “A Million Ways.”

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