McCONNELSVILLE — One of country music’s most renowned vocal groups, Restless Heart, will be in concert at the Ohio Valley Opry in McConnelsville, on Saturday, Oct. 20th.
Restless Heart lead singer Larry Stewart can remember the exact moment and place his life began to change forever.
“I was driving east on I-40 from West Nashville into town to an appointment,” he recalls. “Back then, I was listening to what we were doing in my Jeep Cherokee every day. I had turned the radio on, and ‘Let The Heartache Ride’ was right in the middle of the acapella intro.”
Stewart had been living with the song for a while, and hearing it through his car speakers wasn’t that big of a deal — until he looked at the stereo and saw the numbers 97.9.
“It didn’t sink in because I had it in the tape deck for days, then I realized ‘That’s the radio. It’s WSIX.’ I pulled over on the shoulder around White Bridge Road and sat there with my car idling. It was like yesterday.”
‘Yesterday’ has come full circle for Restless Heart. Then one of Nashville’s newest acts, the band is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2013, and Dave Innis enjoys the musical ride as much as ever.
“I think it’s been an amazing legacy, and it’s been such an honor to have been part of an organization that is still together doing it after thirty years with the same five original guys, and it’s more fun than ever.”
John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart — the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts — with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations — including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy. Audiences have sung along with their record-shattering string of hits, such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Fast Movin’ Train”, “The Bluest Eyes in Texas”, and “When She Cries.”
And, the story is far from over, as Stewart says Restless Heart still has a lot of history to make.
“We are still at the top of our game when it comes to singing and playing together. We’ve got some projects we’re working on, and we want to put the Restless Heart brand out to music fans again — to let them know we’re still here and making good music”.
There will be two opportunities to catch Restless Heart at the Ohio Valley Opry- an early 4pm show, and the latter at 8pm.
Also appearing will be the Ohio Valley Opry regular performers, Matt Coleman, Mike Morrison, The Clark Family, Beth Bigham, and country comic Uncle Doofus.
For more information, log onto www.OhioValleyOpry.com, or call 740-525-9218.