Future Farmers Will Hold Event

The world-famous Texan Theater will host the Texas A&M- Commerce Agriculture and FFA event. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

The Texas A&M- University at Commerce FFA and Agriculture Department will hold a toy drive at the Texan Theater Friday evening.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free if you bring two unwrapped new toys or if you prefer you ca pay $40 and bring one new toy for a 2 course meal and reserved seating to the show that features Brandon Callies, Jonathan Jeter, Cole Risner and Matt Dunn.

The Brandon Callies Band was formed in Greenville, Texas in 2007 by singer/songwriter, Brandon Callies.  Soon the band recorded their first EP “Unique Normalities” and began playing shows in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.  They relocated to Austin in 2011 and released their full-length album “The Gunner”.  The band changed their name to Brandon Callies and the American Revival last year after several successful hits.

Jonathan Jeter’s understanding that we all have our loves and losses, ups and downs, and every day pressures doesn’t set him apart from a lot of artist but his delivery does, however. His lyrics are often dark like brush strokes on a canvas of bridled electricity.  He was molded by Chris Knight, Leon Russell and Michael Martin Murphy.  They gave Jeter a well-rounded idea as to what heart and soul was all about.

Cole Risner has been writing songs since he was 13 years old and hasn’t been able to stop.  Cole has only been on the Texas Country scene a short time but he has left his mark.  Sharing the stage with Reckless Kelly, Hayes Carll, Radney Foster, The Damn Quails and Chris Knight just to name a few makes Risner a name to watch.

Matt Dunn has lived enough life for three people in a relatively short time.  This only adds to his credentials as a performer and songwriter.  His step-father was a military man and the family moved almost every three or four years it seemed.  Virginia, Hawaii, California, and Michigan mean Matt came to age on both coast and beyond.  Music came naturally and he found himself touring nationally with a Christian Rock Band.  He finally settled in Texas where fate brought him into the acquaintance of one Angry Jack Ingram.  The rest is history.

This will be a show for the seasons at the world famous, restored, historic Texan Theater in downtown Greenville.  Get ready to be spoiled Friday night with a two-course dinner, luxurious seating, table service and beverage of your choice.

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