A full day of entertainment is planned for the family at BackStory Brewery Saturday.
First, there’s a barbecue contest and armadillo races, beginning at noon.
Then at 7 p.m., country music artist Kyle Park will grace the stage to play for everyone until midnight.
Growing up during a time when mainstream radio could still show love to throwbacks, Park was soaking up the tunes of Roger Miller, Merle Haggard, George Jones and the list goes on. It was his Dad that introduced him to classic country, the lyrically driven storytelling of Opry legends that would eventually help mold him into the artist that he is today.
Thirteen years into his professional career, Park and his band have played in more than five countries, playing shows from Alaska to Germany, and frequenting more than a dozen states on a regular basis.
He’s had seven No. 1 singles on the Texas Regional Radio Report and 11 singles on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10. His limited edition “Fall EP” (now part of the “Make or Break Me” full-length album) peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Park’s reaped consistent national press coverage from CMT, The Country Network, Taste of Country, Country Weekly, All Music, Guitar World and more.
Park’s latest project, his sixth studio album “Don’t Forget Where You Come From” leans exactly in the direction you would expect.
Inspired by the style of music he grew up listening to, this new album is a return to Park’s signature neo-traditional country sound brimming with honkytonk-fueled fiddle, pedal steel and searing guitar riffs punctuated by his most honest and contemplative lyrics to date.
“I believe that this record carries more meaning and much better stories than anything else I’ve released. It’s a storytelling album, what I believe country music is and has always been: lyrics first,” he said.
General admission for the full day is $22.50 per person, available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2X4gk4m through Friday, June 28 or $25 per person the day of the event.
BackStory Brewery is at 211 Magnolia St. in Sulphur Springs.