Easters to play show in Lincolnton

Country star Gene Watson will join Jeff & Sheri Easter and The Primitive Quartet for a concert in Lincolnton, Ga., on Oct. 6.


It will begin at 7 p.m. at the old Lewis Family home place, 1935 Lewis Family Road. Proceeds from the show will go toward restoration of the house where many members of the famous bluegrass-gospel group were born.

Tickets are $25. Call (706) 359-1997.

In the 1970s and ’80s, Watson churned out hit after hit, including Love in the Hot Afternoon, Farewell Party, Paper Rosie, Fourteen Carat Mind, Speak Softly (You’re Talking to My Heart) and Nothing Sure Looked Good on You.

It’s been a busy time for the Easter couple, known for their gospel music recordings, including six that received Dove Awards and two that were nominated for Grammys.

Their 2010 CD Silver Anniver­sary commemorated the 25th anniversary of their wedding.

On Sept. 10, Xulon Press released Sheri’s biography, Hear My Heart (When There Are No Words To Say), which details her marriage, having two performing children (Madison and Morgan), growing up in a famous music family (her mother is Polly Lewis Copsey) and her battle with breast cancer.

The Easters still stay busy on the road. October alone will find them performing in nine states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia.

More information on their upcoming appearances can be found at their Web site www.jeffandsherieaster.com.