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Alabama's Gentry plays Nashville

Monday, January 17, 2011 – After several years off the road, Teddy Gentry of Alabama, hits the stage again. His four-show concert series starts Jan. 21 at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville.

Subsequent shows will be Feb. 15, March 1 and March 15.

The first show celebrates Gentry's 59th Birthday 9 (his official birthday is Jan 22). The show marks the debut performance of his newest band project, Rockit City. The band is comprised of Gentry on bass, and Billy Davis, guitar and vocals, Charles English, guitar, Chip Davis, keys and vocals, Dillon Dixon, acoustic and vocals, Jimmy Stewart, guitar, dobro, fiddle and vocals, and Shawn Fichter on drums.

Gentry has divided his time between raising his SouthPoll cattle breed in his hometown of Ft. Payne, Ala. and songwriting and producing in Nashville. This spring, he will introduce a compilation of 12 new artists, 12 new songs.

Joining him on stage for his second set on Jan 21 will be Amber Shalene, Brad Long, Garrett Steele, Laura Fedor, Samantha Landrum, SouthWind and 3 Lanes Crossing and special guests.

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