Old-time country musician Everhart performs July 16 at Gayville Hall

Old-time country musician Everhart performs July 16 at Gayville Hall Gayville Hall presents old-time country music legend Bob Everhart at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, in Gayville.

Joining Everhart will be his wife, Sheila, on bass and Gayville Hall hosts John and Susan McNeill of Springfield.

Everhart was one of the musical pioneers in Branson, MO, hosting shows at Silver Dollar City. He later created and was host for seven years of Old Time Country Music, which aired in 22 states on public television.

Everhart recorded six albums on the prestigious Smithsonian Folkways label, earned a Grammy nomination, and has been an international ambassador for traditional country music since the 1970s, performing four or five months each year abroad. European record labels have released numerous albums of his music.

A native Nebraskan born in the Sandhills, Everhart has lived in southwestern Iowa for many years, where he operates a music hall in Anita.

Everhart also produces the annual �National Old Time Country Music and Bluegrass Festival and Contest� in Missouri Valley, IA, over the Labor Day weekend, which has attracted crowds of 35,000 each year since the 1970s.

His repertoire includes Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, bluegrass and gospel.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Admission is $10 at the door or $12.50 for advance reserved seating. Call 605-267-2859.

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