‘The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour’ Coming to Columbia
For fans of the auctioneer, (The man and his song) you can get your fill of classic country this year.
Leroy Van Dyke hits the road again this year with a 'caravan of stars'. Some of the names of artists on the schedule include Jimmy Fortune, Rex Allen, Jr., T.G. Sheppard, Steve & Rudy Gatlin, Bobby Bare, Johnny Lee, T. Graham Brown, Marty Haggard, Leona Williams, Barbara Fairchild, David Frizzell, Moe Bandy, Mandy Barnett and more (lineup changes venue to venue).
This year marks the 55th anniversary of host Leroy Van Dyke’s monumental chart-topping hit, “Walk on By,” which propelled him to superstardom. The worldwide smash would go on to hit No. 1 on the country charts, along with recently being named Billboard’s No. 2 Greatest of All Time Country Songs.
The 87-year-old singer/songwriter performs all of his biggest hits, including the breakout smash, “The Auctioneer,” which led to an induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame.
The tour kicks off on February 14 at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. By the end of the month, the tour will swing back to the Show Me State with a date on the 26th in Columbia at Jesse Auditorium. The show will feature Van Dyke along with Mandy Barnett and T.G. Sheppard. The tour winds up October 28 at Shipshewana, Indiana.