BEAVER, W.Va. — Organizers of the 2019 Friends of Charity Auto Fair in Raleigh County announced Wednesday this year’s festival will feature country music star Ryan Hurd.
In 2015, Hurd celebrated his first top single as a songwriter with the Grammy and CMA-nominated duet, “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Hurd, who previously was named Rolling Stone Country’s “Artist You Need to Know” and a CMT “Listen Up” artist, will perform at the annual car show and charity event at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver July 13. Hurd frequently has toured with country singer Maren Morris, to whom he is married.
Opening for Hurd will be West Virginia country music group Taylor Made, who have performed at the fair in years past.
The Friends of Charity Auto Fair (previously known as the “Friends of Coal Auto Fair”) is a fundraiser for Hospice of Southern West Virginia, which serves terminally ill patients in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Wyoming counties.
This year’s auto show and festival will be held July 12-13. The event normally occurs during the third weekend in July but has been moved up by one week, this year, to accommodate the annual the International Scout Jamboree, whose participants will be utilizing the airport July 19-21.
More information is available at wvautofair.com