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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday To-Do: Eden's Edge

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Edens Edge plays at Shooters Bar & Grill Wednesday.
  • Eden's Edge plays at Shooter's Bar & Grill Wednesday.

EDEN'S EDGE
10 p.m. Shooter's Bar & Grill. $10.

Waaaay back yonder, in the hazy days of 2006, a little country/bluegrass combo from Russellville called Eden's Edge won the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, edging out singer/songwriter Chris Henry for the top spot.

"Lucky us that the five acts who made the Showcase finals all still make their homes in Arkansas and grace us with their music, though they should be eyeing a future in Nashville or New York or Los Angeles, if they haven't already," wrote Jim Harris, then entertainment editor at the Times. It was certainly a prescient observation in the case of Eden's Edge, as the band decamped to Nashville the next year.

According to the group's online bio, they caught the ear of country songwriter and Fort Smith native Kye Fleming ("I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed"). Fleming convinced the trio to make the move to Music City, where they signed with Big Machine Records. They've toured with the likes of Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley (with whom they got into The Great Door Mat Spat of 2011).

Their debut album was released last month and they'll soon hit the road with Rascal Flatts on the "Changed Tour," so here's your chance to see the home state kids done good in an intimate setting.

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