Imagine what it would be like to have three country music legends playing their hits side by side in Hamilton.
That idea isn't so far-fetched, because tonight three tribute artists are riding in, fresh from sell-out concerts in their native United States to perform as the Kings of Country - a tribute to three of country's finest.
The show stars American musicians Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash, Marion Deaton as Willie Nelson and Marty Edwards as Kenny Rogers.
The trio and their band will perform some of the genre's most cherished songs.
The three impersonators have plenty of credence of their own.
Edwards has been endorsed by the man himself and has featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, Jay Leno and CNN News, while Bauer has played with country music superstars such as LeAnn Rimes, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie and Toby Keith and as a successful original songwriter.
Deaton is the world's leading Willie Nelson tribute artist and has played with some of music's finest including Percy Sledge, Ace Cannon, Roy Orbison, Neil Sedaka, Gene Pitney, Del Shannon, Gee Gee Shinn, Gene Simmons and Ronnie Milsap.
What: The Kings of Country
Where: Founders Theatre
- Waikato Times