Edwards, Fleming to be inducted into Western Swing hall of fame

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Two Clay County Legends, Raymond “Eoogie” Edwards and Nat Fleming will be honored Saturday, May 5, by the Cowtown Society of Western Music during the organization’s 14th annual Swing Fest at the Holiday Hills Country Club in Mineral Wells.

Both will be inducted into the Cowtown Society of Western Music Heroes Hall of Fame at 2 p.m.

Edwards, a well-known area musician and fiddler from Joy, will be inducted posthumously.

Fleming, of Petrolia, will be honored as a “Living Hero.” He is a retired radio and television personality, and longtime owner of The Cow Lot western wear store.

The Swing Fest begins at noon and lasts through 11 p.m. Three bands will provide continuous swing and traditional western music throughout the day and evening. A buffet dinner will be served.

Tickets for the Cowtown Society of Western Music’s 14th Annual Swing Fest are $10. Dinner is additional.

Schedule:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – First  Awards Ceremony
  • 1 p.m.-2 p.m. – Lone Star Troubadadours/music and dancing
  • 2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Second Awards Ceremony
  • 3 p.m.-4 p.m. – Shoot Low Sheriff/music and dancing
  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m. – Third Awards Ceremony
  • 6 p.m. – Buffet Dinner
  • 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. – Brady Bowen and Swing Country/music and dancing
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