Concert to benefit local firefighters
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2012 | 1250 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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One of country music’s smoothest balladeers will be performing in Chattanooga to benefit the Cleveland Firefighters Association and their efforts to support the community and other endeavors.

John Michael Montgomery will perform Dec. 7, at Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga.

The Cleveland local and Chattanooga Professional Firefighters team up to raise money for firefighter education, community folks who need immediate aid after being the victim of fire and providing smoke alarms, according to Jonathan Carroll of Cleveland Fire Department and CFA.

Montgomery will be joined by Morgan Frazier.

Danville, Ky. was where the recent vice-presidential debate was held but first, it was the birthplace of Montgomery who started performing with his family band and then evolved into a multi-million album seller who produced 36 hit singles and a number of other distinctions.

Montgomery’s song, “Life’s a Dance” was the break-out song which led to 15 No. 1 hits, 18 Top-10s, four Academy of Country Music Awards and two Billboard Country Singles of the Year distinctions.

Since his career began in the 1990s, Montgomery’s music has sold over 18 million albums.

“Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape,” according to his biography.

Frazier began her career at the young age of 7 when she wrote “Gates of Heaven.”

She has made her way from Texas to Nashville. Frazier turned 18 and continues to work toward Country Music stardom, writing her songs and performing and recording with Curb Records.

Tickets can be purchase by contacting the Memorial Auditorium Ticket Line at 423-899-4990.