10th annual Kevin’s Kids Concert coming up

The 10th annual “Kevin Williams Hometown Concert” to raise money for children in Russell County looks to be the biggest ever.  

Russell County native, Kevin Williams, celebrates his 31st year as guitarist and band leader for the Gaithers.  He is the longest-running band leader in a Christian music TV series in history. 

His studio career includes playing guitar on over 3,000 recording projects and over 2 million units sold with over 120 gold and platinum projects. 

Williams says he is so grateful for how Russell County comes together for this cause.

For the last 10 years, “Kevin’s Kids” has raised record amounts of money to be used exclusively for the needs of children in Russell County. 

This years celebration concert event will be at the Russell Springs First Baptist Church Saturday, April 27th at 6pm.  It’s absolutely free and will feature some of the local musicians who influenced Williams, whom he holds in high regard 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, Todd Suttles, and Wes Hampton among others. 

This year, 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 regular on the Gaither TV series, Angela Primm. Primm, an internationally-known musical artist who has worked with legends such as Dolly Parton and Brooks & Dunn, says she understands the needs of the children and is delighted to be a part of what Russell County is doing. 

All donations are tax-deductible and may be accepted at most businesses or by calling First Baptist at 866-6495. 

Doors open at 5pm Saturday, April 27th for the concert.

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