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Stanley gets keyed up for his birthday

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – Nathan Stanley got a special birthday present on Saturday when he turned 23 - the keys to the city of Marion, Va.

Stanley, grandson of Ralph and a country and bluegrass recording artist in his own right, also had Aug. 15 declared "Nathan Stanley Day," an honor conferred by Mayor David Helms.

"I'm very humbled that Mayor David Helms presented me with such an honor" said Stanley. "I'll cherish this, and that will be a night that I'll never forget."

Stanley played a sold-out show in Marion at the Lincoln Theatre, a venue which Nathan has headlined on multiple occasions. The ticket also featured special guests, including his grandfather, T. Graham Brown and country/gospel singer Bob Smallwood.

Stanley recently released his latest album "The Legacy Continues." The album features collaborations with both Ralph Stanley and Brad Paisley. The project features everything from Stanley family-favorite "Rank Stranger" to the upbeat "Papaw I Love You," written by Nathan to pay tribute to his grandfather.

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