The community can come out Friday and get some free, live musical entertainment, at a concert by Maddie and Tae in Fort Belvoir’s Wallace Theater. The Women Rock the Forts Tour, presented by Army Entertainment, also features special guests Ruthie Collins and Natalie Stovall; and Lakin.
Pre-show festivities start at 5 p.m., and include music, corn hole,mechanical bull-riding, axe-throwing, food and more. Doors open at6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7p.m. Concessions and refreshmentswill be sold. The event is open to thepublic, so seats are expected to run out quickly.
Promoters say the concert will be intimate, live and ‘unplugged.’ The tour starts with Belvoir’s concert Friday and continues to 10 other military installations.
Free tickets are now available. For more information, call the Community Center at 703-805-3714.
According to their website, Maddie & Tae introduced their debut single, “Girl In A Country Song,” after signing with Dot Records. The hit is on their debut album, Start Here, where they wrote all 11 tracks. The song soared atop the country radio charts and made them only the third female duo to peak their debut single at number 1 in the history of the Billboard Country Singles Chart. The song’s video has more than 38 million views and scored the duo their first award, CMA Video of the Year.
Singer-songwriter Collins grew up on a farm in New York and fell in love with country music at a young age. Her mother, a church organist, introduced her to a variety of instruments, starting with piano and violin. Collins also graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also hosted a DIY video series, which allowed her to be host of A&E’s Home.Made.
Stovall, a Tennessee native, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, has been playing professionally since she was 10. The fiddle phenom made her Grand Ole Opry debut at age 12, and has performed at the White House and on The Oprah Winfrey Show, according to her site.
Californian, Lakin’s second album, Silent Conversations, is set to be released in the fall. The collection of folk-influenced, soul-pop unfolds a narrative of salvation through honesty, according to her site.