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Writer: Don Sparhawk
The Nashville Tribute Band will perform Friday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho as part of Education Week.
The concert will feature songs written by Jason Deere, a popular singer and songwriter based in Nashville who has written music for three Mormon-themed CDs, including "Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet," "Trek: A Nashville Tribute to the Pioneers," and "The Work: A Nashville Tribute to the Missionaries."
Performers at the concert will include Deere, the singing duo Truman, and guitarist Ron Saltmarsh. In addition, Kelsi Osborn, a member of the country music group SHeDaisy, will also be performing.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for BYU-Idaho students and Education Week participants. They can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 496-3170 or online at tickets.byui.edu.
Deere, an award-winning songwriter and producer from Nashville, has written songs for SheDaisy, Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, Little Big Town, The Wreckers, and Jim Brickman.
Truman is a duo out of Nashville made up of brothers Ben and Chad Truman. Truman formed in 2005 in Provo, Utah, and won the student-voted "Battle of the Bands" two years in a row at Brigham Young University. Following their success in Utah, the duo began to perform at colleges across the United States, including at BYU-Idaho in 2012 when the opened for Diamond Rio.
To learn more about Education Week at BYU-Idaho, click here.