ADA — New Horizons Work Shop presents Carl Acuff Jr. and Smokin’ Country and Ashley Nicole Wheeler at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Pontotoc County Agri-plex auditorium, 1710 N. Broadway.

The past five years have been a dream come true for 24-year-ld Arkansas native by the name of Carl Acuff Jr. After several years of his youth spent working inteh theaters and theme parks of the Branson, Mo., area, Acuff noticed a need for wholesome family entertainment. He and his band Smokin’ Countrr have traveled 42 states, performed hundreds of shows for thousands of people, produced and released two albums, “Young Star,” and “Heart Over Mind,” and been nominated for entertainer of the year, songwriter of hte yar and oucntry and western traditional artist of ht eyar on the CMAA indie label awards show in Nashville.

Ashley Wheeler, 13, was born and raised just outside Altus. She began performing at age 7 and has opened for or performed with Sidekicks, The Texans, Carl Acuff Jr., The Plummer Family, Mike McAdoo and Dean Church. She also appeared frequently inthe “Mystical Magic of the Endangered” show which rasied money for endangered animals.

For tickets or more information, phone (580) 332-5683.

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