Parks and Recreation

Posted on: March 22, 2018

Entertainment Announcement for the 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that country music legend, Moe Bandy, will perform on the Mac Haik Stage at the 13th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Saturday, April 28th.

Moe Bandy is one of America’s all-time leading classic country music artists with a long string of hits which include Bandy The Rodeo Clown, Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life, Till I’m Too Old To Die Young, Americana, It's A Cheatin' Situation and dozens of other chart-toppers.
Bandy has come a long way from his bull riding days in Texas, not to mention his years as a sheet metal worker by day and playing honky tonks at night in and around his hometown of San Antonio. In the mid-seventies when the country pop sound of Kenny Rogers, John Denver and the outlaws of Waylon and Willie were all the rage, along came the traditionalist Moe Bandy.
The Texas singer with twin fiddles and steel guitar in the band kept Texas-style honky tonk music alive, but it wasn't easy. In 1972 Moe met record producer Ray Baker and convinced him to listen to some demo tapes. Baker agreed to produce Moe if he was willing to pay for recording session. Moe agreed and out of that session came Moe's first hit song, I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin' Songs Today. GRC records picked up the song and released it nationally where it became a top 20 hit and that was just the beginning. Moe followed up with It Was Always So Easy (To Find An Unhappy Woman) and his first #1 hit, Bandy The Rodeo Clown. His songs never strayed far from the traditionally Honky Tonk fare. Loving, cheating, drinking and patriotic songs formed the core of his music.

Whether writing, recording new songs or travelling the world performing, Bandy keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 # 1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the Year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.

The 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival will be held at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival Grounds located at 301 South 4th Street in downtown Temple. The festival, held Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th, will feature entertainment on two musical stages featuring acts in Hip Hop, Tejano, Red Dirt, and Country Music, a Kid’s Zone, carnival, arts & crafts vendors, food and much more!

Additional artist announcements will be made in the coming days. Please visit BloominTemple.com for the latest festival news and information, vendor and volunteer opportunities, as well as purchase festival tickets. For additional information on Moe Bandy, please visit MoeBandy.com

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