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Evening for the Expo

Date: Feb 08, 2020

The date for the 10th Annual “Evening for the Expo– Presented by Lawrence Hall – Abilene” has been set! On Saturday, February 8, 2020 we will be entertained by some of Nashville's best songwriters in a very intimate setting where you can hear all the stories about where the songs came from, get to know each artist/songwriter and what their technique is in writing the songs, and a little history behind them! These songwriters will bring their unique and personal brand of entertainment to Abilene for the benefit of the Expo Center. After the concert, a meet and greet time is available for you to shake hands, visit and take photos with the great icons behind the many beloved songs we hear daily on the radio! Once again we are blessed with some of the most recognized songwriters in the country music world coming to Abilene from Nashville, Tennessee.

Scotty Emerick – For our 10th anniversary show, we wanted to bring back everyone’s all-time favorite.Scotty was named Songwriter of the Year in 2004 and is a wonderful entertainer and songwriter.He has 5 - #1 hits to his credit with the most recognizable being the hit songs recorded by Toby Keith such as “Beer for My Horses”, “I Love This Bar”, & “As Good as I Once Was”.

Aaron Barker – Barker has songs recorded by many artists such as Clay Walker, Lonestar, Neal McCoy and the iconic George Strait.Barker’s relationship with Strait led to him releasing such all-time favorites as “Baby Blue”, “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”, and “Love Without End, Amen”.

Don Sampson – Sampson’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson.Sampson has four #1 hits to his credit with the highly successful songs “Tough Little Boys” by Gary Allan and “Waitin’ on A Woman” by Brad Paisley.

The Expo Center Board of Directors & Staff would like to give a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors.

2020 Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor


Songwriters Sponsors

AEP Texas

Arthur Family Foundation

Greathouse Foundation

Jana & John Thacker

Lyric Sponsors

Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau

Abilene Regional Medical Center

Atmos Energy

Bibb & Associates

First Financial Bank and

First Financial Trust and Asset Management Co.

4M Autoplex

Lori Pittard & Kelly Gill

Jane & Phil Guitar

Rae Ann & Lee Hamilton

Pest Patrol

Becky & Don Poindexter

Prosperity Bank USA

Bush Ramsey

Suzie & Gary Shahan

TownePlace Suites/Courtyard by Marriott Abilene NE

West Texas Radiology Group/Dr. Eric & Sue Schackmuth

Thomas Wheeler and Karen & Jeff Wyatt

Teresa & Wayne Yates

Music Sponsors

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy


Baird & Company

Katie & Cade Browning

Citizens Bank N.A.

Eide Bailly LLP

Emmett Family

Family Vision Associates, LLP

Deonna & Gary Galbraith

Katie & Myrick Gloyna

Harendt Construction

Hendrick Medical Center

Karen & David Johnson

Ben E. Keith

Billye & Jory Lee

Morrison Supply

Kari & Sean Polk

Reed Beverages

Rentech Boiler Systems

Shelton Family Foundation

Jill & Tommy Willis

Randa & Jeff Upp

Decorations provided by

Bunkhouse Hippie, La Villa and Garden World

Please call 325-677-4376 for more information.

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