CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Phoenix Stone not only possesses the pecs and tattoos of a rising country music heartthrob, but he also has that new quintessential marker of music biz success: he's a judge on a reality TV music contest -- "Next Great Family Band" on Cozi TV (which doesn't broadcast in West Virginia). Stone will be sure to ask you to "Put your cup up!" when he sings his debut single, "100 Proof Moonshine," a Top 50 Billboard tune off his EP "Honky Tonk Superstar," at two local gigs this weekend.
First, he performs at 8:30 p. m., Friday at the Boone Country Fair at the Lick Creek Fairgrounds in Danville. Admission to the fair is free all day today, Thursday, July 25, and free before 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 after 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
You can also catch Stone at 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival at Huntington's Pullman Square. It's free but donations benefit the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.