William Michael Morgan & Ben Gallaher – Cotton Eyed Joe Knoxville 4.21.17

Cotton Eyed Joe has an awesome line up this year. 2017 has been filled with some of the greatest artists in country music today.

I have always been a fan of traditional country music and these two guys I’m going to tell y’all about are right there with me. They even portray two classics of country music.

The show started with Sony Music recording artist Ben Gallaher. Ben Gallaher is like the modern day Johnny Cash. He has played numerous shows in prisons in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Gallaher sure knows his way around a guitar. He is very talented. Gallaher definitely gets the crowd pumped up and ready for more. He is a natural entertainer. It’s like he is having his own party up on that stage. The “Ain’t Enough Whiskey” singer has opened for some big names in the music business from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Lee Brice and Brantley Gilbert. Gallaher, who is also an Eagle Scout and avid outdoorsman, definitely has a country- rock vibe.

You might know this next guy by his debut single, “I Met A Girl” or my personal favorite, his second single, “Missing”.  William Michael Morgan released his debut album, Vinyl, in 2016. The “People Like Me” singer is signed with Warner Bros. Nashville. He started off 2017 on tour with Lee Brice and Justin Moore on their “American Made” tour. Be sure to catch him this summer. He has nonstop shows at fairs and festivals all over the states the rest of the summer.

Morgan reminds me a whole lot of Mr. George Strait. He has the Strait look along with the classic country sound. He has brought the traditional country music back to the radio.

On and off the stage, William Michael Morgan and Ben Gallaher both treated the crowd with respect. They even took the time after their sets to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures.

Morgan and Gallaher are great entertainers. They both command the stage but respect it at the same time. These guys sing songs about the regular, working man. They tell stories about life, one that everyone can relate to.






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