Williams gearing up for another big ‘Kevin’s Kids’ concert

The annual Kevin Williams Hometown Concert to raise money for children in Russell County is looking to be the biggest ever.

Russell County native Kevin Williams says he is grateful for how Russell County comes together for this cause…

For the last nine years, “Kevin’s Kids” has raised record amounts of money to be used exclusively for the needs of children in Russell County.

This year’s free celebration concert event takes place at the Russell Springs First Baptist Church Saturday, April 15th at 6 p.m. It will feature some of the local musicians who influenced Williams, such as Larry Beasley and the Crossroads Quartet.

Williams also brings in major musical talents every year. Past celebrities have included Grammy winner Russ Taff, Buddy Greene, and Reggie and Ladye Love Smith, and Wes Hampton among others.

This year, in addition to his local regulars, Williams brings with him from the Gaither tour, Michael Shade Rowsey, along with the award-winning pianist Matthew Holt. There will also be a community choir.

The concert will feature special guest and Grammy nominee, Todd Suttles of the Gaither Vocal Band. Suttles is internationally known and loved.

Individual businesses can help sponsor the organization and the fundraising. For more information, call 270-866-6495. Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 15th for the big concert.