13-year old Grand Ole Opry Star

13-year old Grand Ole Opry star Carson Peters and his band, Iron Mountain, will be one of the groups featured at the annual Singing on the Lawn.

ROGERSVILLE — In the historic “old time” tradition begun 127 years ago, Ebbing and Flowing Spring United Methodist Church will host “Singing on the Lawn”, an afternoon of prayer and song that began way back in 1890 as the Hawkins Co. Baptist Singing Convention.

Planned for 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the event will feature 13-year old Grand Ole Opry star and fiddling talent Carson Peters and his band, Iron Mountain, along with Betty Brennan, Grafted-In, The Circuit Riders featuring Joe Williams, and singer/songwriter Mark Steven Tyne.

A few slots remain open for other choirs, soloists or bands that would like to perform but space is limited and anyone interested in singing should call the committee at 423-921-0336 as soon as possible.

Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Refreshments will be provided.

The church is located on Ebbing and Flowing Spring Road, just off East Main Street, in Rogersville.

(PUB. NOTE: At press time, weather forecasts indicated that the remnants of the tropical storm that moved into the Gulf Coast earlier in the week could very likely bring heavy rain to east Tennessee by the weekend. In the event of inclement weather, organizers said, a decision will have to be made as to whether to cancel or attempt to reschedule the event since the historic church is far too small to accomodate the large crowd that typically turns out for the annual singings.)