Rusty Wier contest, Rd 3, Wk 2, 3.9.19

| March 11, 2019 | Reply

Aubrey Lynn and Dustin Hendricks

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer. Feel free to click on and download any of the photos, no charge. Link to photos

Well, it’s coming down to hay-baling time. The 2019 Rusty Wier Singer/Songwriter contest completed it’s second week of the semi-finals Sunday (March 9, 2019) and the finalists have been chosen and announced, based upon the combined scores of all five judges.

Finishing up this semi-final round, in its second week, were Larry Martin, Dave Thomas, James Lann, Stacey Shope, Jared Thomas, and Harley Dale Brown, who played Sunday at the host venue, Love and War in Texas, in Plano. They song-swapped, in pairs, and each musician brought three original songs and one Rusty Wier cover song to the patio stage.

And at the end of the night, judges Aubrey Lynn and Dustin Hendrix sang a couple of songs, with Aubrey Lynn inviting Harley Dale on stage to play harmonica with her on the first song. Then, Dustin took the lead vocal on the second song.

A second treat was when the 2018 Rusty Wier winner, Justin Pickard also sang a couple of songs for the spellbound audience.

Now, these six are all moving into the finals, along with Reid Perry, Zach Pohl, and Byron Dowd, who competed in the semi-finals round the week before. So, instead of six finalists, there are nine, and that’s because that’s what the combined scores added up to. Tie-votes abound.

This coming Sunday, March 17, the final round begins at 4 pm, at Love & War in Texas, which sets at the NE corner of U.S. 75 and Plano Parkway in Plano. There’s no cover charge for this show, as there hasn’t been all this year.

The winner gets studio time with Dustin Hendricks’ WarRoom Studios, a feature in Buddy Magazine, and this week, Love & War’s Red ByBoth added another prize, which is an opening spot at one of the upcoming Shiner Sunday concerts, which begins April 28 when Wade Bowen takes the L&W stage. Two others already announced to play Shiner Sundays are Joe King Carrasco and Larry Joe Taylor.

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