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Country singer Larry Gatlin to come to Victoria

By JR Ortega
Nov. 15, 2012 at 5:15 a.m.


Grammy Award winner and country artist Larry Gatlin plans to bring more country to an already country-proud Crossroads.

Gatlin is the last in the charity concert series, which benefits Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, the Lions Club and Theatre Victoria.

John Rex Reeves, the nephew of country singer Jim Reeves and former pro football player Mike Reid turned country artist lead the series earlier this year.

For Claud Jacobs, a Bluebonnet Youth Ranch founder, is excited to have Gatlin, who has supported Bluebonnet Youth Ranch since 1975.

"Larry has been a good friend of mine," Jacobs said. "He is so diverse."

The charity concert series has been going on for four years, but did two years consecutively, and then took a break, and did the other two years, he said.

The series tries to bring entertainers who will capture the Crossroads audience, Jacobs said. The series has brought singers of all sorts and even magicians.

The goal this year is to for the series to raise $10,000 per organization, Jacobs said.

"We're not only trying to raise money, but we are also trying to bring in good talent," Jacobs said.

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