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Christian rock band kicks off tour in Renfro Valley

By: Nathan Lyttle Email
By: Nathan Lyttle Email

Some christian rockers who call Mt. Vernon their home were back in the mountains on Thursday night to kick off their new tour.

"Seventh Time Down" hosted a free concert for a few hundred fans at the barn next to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley. The band's second album "Just Say Jesus" is set to be released on next Tuesday, but copies were sold at the concert before they officially hit the shelves.

"The support that we've gotten from this town has been absolutely amazing. It's super humbling that all of our friends, family and people we really don't even know that well would come out, support us and buy our record," says the band's lead singer Mikey Howard.

This was the band's only scheduled stop in Kentucky on this tour and the familiar faces in the crowd also brought added pressure for one band member.

"This is probably the most nerve-racking setting for me. I can play in front of a gazillion people and never get anxious at all, but when my family and friends are out there it gets crazy," says lead guitarist Eric Vanzant

"Seventh Time Down" will be in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday and will continue playing a steady flow of concerts until November.

"We never stop. It's one of those things where we will leave tonight, come back on Tuesday, be at home for a couple of days and then we're back at it again," said Howard.


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