Bart Crow Band CD release party

The Bart Crow Band is gearing up for the release of their brand new record, “Desperate Hearts,” on March 4. At 5 p.m. Friday, March 7, the band will celebrate the record’s release with an in-store appearance at the Waxahachie Hastings, 791 North Highway 77. Fans will get a chance to meet Bart Crow, get photos and autographs, get a copy of the new record and experience an acoustic performance. The brand new single, “Understand,” is currently getting radio play and many are calling the Bart Crow Band BCB the newest shining stars in the independent music scene. Over the last year, Maypearl native Bart Crow has risen to the upper echelon of the music industry with his debut record “Finally,” which garnered two hit singles on the Texas Music Chart, ranked the best selling record on www.LoneStarMusic.com for five straight months and is nominated for Album of the Year at the My Texas Music Awards.

Ellis County Opry

The Ellis County Opry will be Saturday, March 1, at the Woman’s Building, 407 W. Jefferson, Waxahachie. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Guest performers will include Rocky Yarbrough, Lendell and Sean, Gail Abbey, Vance Harsch (shown above) and Sharon Lowry.