MOULTON — The Grammy Award-winning country group Shenandoah will headline the 2013 Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival.
The festival will be April 12-14 in Moulton, and all of the musical acts for this year's festival have a connection to Muscle Shoals. Among the 13 bands are a few famous faces, such as Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, who performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in November.
Marty Raybon will perform with Shenandoah and his new band, Marty Raybon and Full Circle. Raybon left Shenandoah in 1997.
"You can't deny Marty Raybon is the voice of Shenandoah," WDRM radio personality Dan McClain said during a press conference Tuesday announcing the lineup.
Among the returning attractions are the American Poultry Association and American Bantam Association-sanctioned poultry show, a corn counting contest with a prize of $10,000 in diamonds, and a motorcycle night April 12 and motorcycle "poker run" April 13.
Another returning feature, about which Lawrence County Schools Superintendent Heath Grimes is excited, is the Agricultural Initiative Career Day on April 12. This is the second year for the career fair.
Only students attending Lawrence County Schools are allowed to participate in the career fair, but Grimes hopes to broaden it to other areas in future years.
"The exposure to so many different careers and tying in with the arts and culture really works," Grimes said. "We had lots of hands-on activities, which we hope to increase this year."
The Chicken and Egg Festival attracted more than 14,000 visitors in 2012.
Performers at the 2013 Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival include:
The Musselwhite Family
Marty Raybon and Full Circle
Black Rock Station
Goat Hill String Band
Muddy Walker's Band
The Pine Hill Haints
The Wildwood Ruminators
Jake Leg Stompers
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Ben Montgomery can be reached at 256-340-2445 or email@example.com.