Bogguss to perform at Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
by Marie Nesmith
Aug 02, 2014 | 739 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In its 12th year, the Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium has secured Suzy Bogguss as its featured entertainer.

While the majority of the event’s activities will be held on the Booth’s grounds at 501 Museum Drive in Cartersville, the Grammy Award-winning country music artist will perform nearby at The Grand Theatre, 7 N. Wall St., at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. In addition to songs spanning her 25-year career, Bogguss will feature tracks from her most recent album, “Lucky.” Selling more than 3 million albums since 1989, some of Bogguss’ Top 10 hits include “Aces,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Outbound Plane.”

“We are excited to welcome Suzy Bogguss and her band for this year’s Cowboy Festival & Symposium,” Booth Museum Director of Marketing Tom Shinall stated in a news release. “She has been entertaining audiences since the late ’80s and we believe her music will be a great fit for the museum and the event.

“She had success with songs like ‘Drive South’ and ‘Hey Cinderella’ and we’re looking forward to her songs that relate to the Booth like ‘I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.’”

Currently available to Booth members for $25, tickets can be purchased by the general public for $30 starting Aug. 18.

“We are opening the exhibition of the American Women Artists of America group that weekend,” Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins said. “We’re going to be focusing that weekend on women visual artists — paintings and sculptures in our galleries — and we thought it would be very fitting to focus on a female performing artist as our featured entertainer for this year.

“We kind of looked around and thought that Suzy Bogguss was somebody that we really wanted to bring in and felt strongly about. Her song [‘Someday Soon’] is a song about rodeo and certainly one of her biggest hits, and it relates to the Booth and our collection. We thought that was a good fit.”

Along with Bogguss’ concert, the Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium will offer a variety of activities — art history lectures, presentation by Featured Artist Krystii Melaine, fast draw exhibitions, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, cowboy church, traditional American Indian dances, Western art and collectibles, and living history encampments and performers — from Oct. 23 to 26.

For more information about the Booth and its upcoming event, call 770-387-1300 or visit www.boothmuseum.org.