Tickets are now on sale for Arkansas’ own 2019 Voice Contestants Cory Jackson and Marybeth Byrd Concert scheduled for July 24th at the Salem Civic Center located at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem Arkansas.The Fulton County Fair Association has been approved to have the concert with reduced seating. All Arkansas Health Department COVID-19 guidelines will be in place and there will be semi-reserved seating. Families or groups who travel together and want to be seated together should order tickets as a group. Seating will be in sections so those groups and families can be seated together.
Cory Jackson is an independent singer, songwriter, musician and all-around entertainer that is making the quest to bridge the gap between today’s modern country and the classic sounds of the past with his compositions and performances. Cory was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and grew up in a small rural farm just outside of Jonesboro and attended Westside School. In his early teen years, he began living his big dream of performing for fans on a big stage. Cory credits his Grandpa for the encouragement to take his music a little more seriously when he was in high school and to play more and write songs.
Cory is right at home in front of a crowd and has a natural ability for connecting with the audience, both young and old. With a wide spectrum of song choices filling the set list that include George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alabama, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and Keith Urban just to name a few. The audience will walk away having heard something that they are familiar plus a few of Cory’s originals. Cory has achieved many accomplishments from his back-to-back winnings of independent artist competitions in 2016 and 2017 that were sponsored by the world renowned and legendary country radio station, WSM-650AM in Nashville. In June 2018 the Arkansas Country Music Association awarded Cory the “Country Artist of the Year” award and received a top five nomination for Entertainer of the Year.
Cory made his national debut on NBC’s The Voice in the fall of 2019 where he picked Blake Shelton as his Coach and gained fans from all over the United States with his rendition of Glen Campbell’s “Galaveston”.
Marybeth Byrd, the 18 year old Voice contestant from Armorel Arkansas made it to the top ten of The Voice. During the blind audition she rocked the stage and seceded in turning the chairs of all four judges. She picked John Legend and joined Team Legend. Marybeth credits Legend with helping her not only with her singing career but her confidence. She says “John Legend really brought out the best in his team. He taught us to be authentically ourselves.“ The Arkansas native — who used singing as a tool to overcome her difficulties with stuttering as a child — says her experience on the show was unbelievable. “It feels so breathtaking because never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be on such a big stage with such a huge platform with amazingly talented artists,”
Marybeth is a soul and pop singer but in one of The Voice performances, contestants were asked to dedicate a song to someone who had inspired them. Her performance of Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on That Mountain” brought the audience and the Coaches to tears. The song was dedicated to her Grandfather who had inspired her and passed the day before the blind auditions. For her top ten performance she did Salena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me.”
Tickets for the concert are $12.00 each and must be purchased in advance so seating can be planned to meet health department guidelines. Get tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4553711 or they are available at the Fulton County Fair Office or call 870-895-5565 to purchase by phone.