Country music groups rock the grandstand

| October 1, 2012

Chris Higbee performed Sept. 30 at the Coshocton County Fair.

COSHOCTON – Amanda Dodd is a big country music fan.

“I just like the whole genre, the way it’s played and performed,” she said.

She spent Sunday evening listening to DoubleCut and headliner Chris Higbee.

“I saw Chris on You Tube and think he’s really good,” Dodd said.

Higbee was in Coshocton several years ago when he was with the Povertyneck Hillbillies.

“I’ve very honored to be here again,” he said. “The Povertyneck Hillbillies had a great run, but it’s nice being on my own. I’m having a lot more fun.”

Higbee has been performing with his own band for about four years now.

“I have top notch musicians with me,” he said.

Higbee said he enjoys the rush of being on stage and is inspired by a Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels and several other great country musicians.

“During my show you will see a lot of energy, excitement and a crazy fiddle player,” he said.

Higbee also brings that same energy to Kickin’ Kountry in Bolivar.

“It’s very crowded when he’s there,” Dodd said.

Aaron Rizer came down from Bolivar to watch Higbee on stage.

“He gets everyone involved,” Rizer said. “You are stomping your feet and pumped the entire show.”

Rizer and his son were able to hangout backstage along with Jen Haught and Chelsea Marshall, who also are from Bolivar.

“He (Higbee) is a very nice guy,” Haught said.

She and Marshall also have seen Higbee at Kickin’ Kountry.

 “If Higbee is in town you know there is going to be a big crowd there,” she said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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