“Ed, Grant, and Brian Blaylock have been playing Bluegrass music their entire lives,” said Will Nichols, producer of the popular live show.
“Their fathers, Clyde and Ralph, formed the famous Blaylock Brothers Band.”
The Blaylock Brothers played on the professional Bluegrass circuit and gave the young cousins an early taste of performing with some of the best in Bluegrass music.
“We played eleven days at the World’s Fair in Knoxville in 1982,” said Grant, who plays guitar, banjo and mandolin. “And we played with many of the pros such as Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and several others.”
All three of the Blaylocks play multiple instruments, according to Grant, who has won many first place awards in competitions.
“Ed plays upright bass and plays some on guitar and mandolin,” he said. “While Brian on the other hand, plays them all…and plays them very well. Brian carries on Blaylock Music, the music store that our dad operated in Hixson. He still plays professionally with the Crowe Brothers and also with The Dismembered Tennesseans when he is not traveling.”
“We’re as excited about the Blaylock Family coming as any show we’ve had,” said Nichols. “We want everyone to know that they are welcome to come enjoy these fantastic musicians.”
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is a terrific venue to see and hear live music, according to Nichols. It is a fast-moving show where a number of performers perform various styles of music.
Also scheduled to appear on the Jubilee is singer/songwriter Elmer Bramlett, who is just back from a stint out in Branson, Mo., Southern gospel singer Amy McAlister, as well as the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun” is the announcer and a crowd favorite.
“The Cowboy Jubilee is a come-as-you-are event,” Nichols said. “And is located between Blackburn Road and Blue Springs Road in the Dockery Heights subdivision. A love offering is taken for the headliners.”
For directions or more information about the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee visit ClevelandCowboy Church.com.