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Seals Still Has His Hand In Country Music

Fri., Sept. 8, 1995

In country music these days, the only thing you’re really hearing about is the army of new acts and their grip on the music. Older performers like Dan Seals, no stranger to this area, receive little attention.

But that’s the nature of the business. And it hasn’t discouraged Seals from pursuing his art.

Tonight, the veteran country crooner will put on a special acoustic concert at the Palouse Empire Fair (five miles west of Colfax) at 8:30 p.m.

Despite the trend in country and the fact he’s getting little recognition, Seals remains an important entertainer. And, he still has a record contract.

His most recent album - 1994’s “Fired Up” - happens to be his most optimistic body of work in some years. The album, available on Warner Bros. Nashville, seethes with youthful energy. What’s more, the songwriting has become more outward.

Throughout his lengthy career, Seals has churned out 11 No. 1 hits, including “Love on Arrival,” “Big Wheels in the Moonlight,” “Three Time Loser” and “Meet Me in Montana.”

Concert tickets are available at the gate for $12. All concertgoers must also pay $5 for fair admission. The concert is outdoors.

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