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Concerts start with country music singer
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Friday nights in downtown McMinnville will be filled with music for the next seven weeks. The Main Street Live summer concert series kicks off this week with country music singer Craig Morrison and the second annual SunDrop Sizzler 5K.
Morrison has bridged the physical and musical expanse between Sydney, Australia, and Music City USA. The Sydney native and Nashville resident continues to release music at home and abroad, often promoting different singles in different markets simultaneously.
His debut CD, “Craig Morrison,” was released in  2012. The album is available worldwide through digital distribution label GMV Nashville. Recorded in Music City under producer Mark Moffatt, who has worked with Keith Urban and Jason Aldean, the album includes Morrison’s 2011 single, “Hot Kinda Love,” as well as “Fences.”
Morrison says he chose “Fences” for his first release in the United States due to the song’s personal and allegorical meaning.
“Fences was the first song I found for this album, and I just had to have it,” he said. “I love the message as I believe life is about overcoming hurdles. I think everyone can relate to this song in one way or another.”
The SunDrop Sizzler 5K begins at 8 p.m. and is presented by Main Street McMinnville and the Middle Tennessee Milers. Registration is $30 and can be made prior to the start of the race in front of Exchange Furniture. For more information, call Main Street McMinnville at 506-5335.
There will be a variety of food and beverages available from vendors. Parking and admission are free so bring a chair and enjoy the music. Come early and stake out a good spot.
Craig Morrison will take the stage and begin entertaining at 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Security Federal. Food and beverage vendors open at 6 p.m. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Smoking is not allowed in the crowd.
Main Street Live summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. Events are free due to sponsorship by Dr Pepper Bottling Company, the Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, Security Federal Savings Bank, River Park Hospital, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand, McMinnville Electric System, city of McMinnville, Peg Broadcasting and Southern Standard, your source for local news.