4th Annual Smith & Wesley and Friends! Benefit Concert
As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre. For their efforts, country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year). In 2004, the multi-platinum band’s four original members—Propes, Porter Howell (lead vocals and lead guitar), Dwayne O'Brien (vocals and rhythm guitars) and Del Gray (drums) rebuilt the franchise with a completely new sound and they couldn’t have been happier to be back on tour and bringing fans what they do best.
Robby Hopkins, country music singer/songwriter, is a NASHNext Regional Winner for the Chattanooga area/NASHIcon 107.9 and Nashville Rising Star winner. He's opened shows for Rodney Atkins, William Michael Morgan in 2019, Craig Campbell, Joe Nichols, and T. Graham Brown in 2018, and has also opened for Randy Houser, Lauren Alaina, Aaron Tippin, Travis Tritt, and twice for both Craig Morgan and music legend Gene Watson. He's co-billed with The Band Perry, Foreigner, Alan Jackson, and Miranda Lambert, and performed acoustic shows with Darryl Worley and Keith Anderson. He's represented the Atlanta area and Kicks 101.5 in the Georgia State finals of the Texaco Country Showdown. Hopkins plays regularly at the renowned Bluebird Café in Nashville. On his first visit there, the host commented that he “stole the show”. WDVX Knoxville’s Writers Block show hosts named him the “Best of the Best”, and he was named “Best Country Artist” for the Chattanooga, TN area. Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival calls him a “Hot Songwriter to Watch”.
From Atlanta: Take I-75 North; exit at #350 (Battlefield Parkway)
and turn Left (West) onto Battlefield Parkway towards
From Chattanooga: Take I-75 South; exit at #350 (Battlefield
Parkway) and turn Right (West) onto Battlefield Parkway towards
Drive exactly 1.6 miles and turn Right at the second traffic light on to Old Mill Road.
Green and yellow "Benton Place" sign is on the corner. Drive approximately 1/4 mile and turn right into Benton Place Campus. Pass the Colonnade on your left (building with a fountain in front). Continue onto gravel drive.
Amphitheatre is on your left.