Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV to sing here

George Hamilton IVLegendary country singer George Hamilton IV and the Captain’s Crew‘s annual spring tour in North Carolina will include two dates on the Outer Banks. The concerts will feature a wide selection of country gospel favorites along with some of Hamilton’s country and pop hits.

The programs are scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, at Bethany United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM and Thursday April 16 at The Outer Banks Music Showcase in Kitty Hawk at 7:30 PM.

Hamilton has Celebrated over 50 years in the music industry. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 45 years and has had hit records on the pop, country and gospel charts. His country career was defined when he hit number one with “Abilene.” Other major hits include “Early Morning Rain,” “Break My Mind,” and the pop hit, “A Rose and A Baby Ruth.” He may be best known for some of his performances at Dr. Billy Graham’s Crusades. Although he still plays country concerts, most recently he has focused more and more of his time on country gospel music and has had several number-one country gospel songs.

The Captain’s Crew is a gospel group that has played together for over ten years at fairs, festivals and churches, including The North Carolina State Fair, The Midnight Jamboree, The Nashville Cowboy Church, MerleFest and Singing on the Mountain. Connie Taylor Francis, a Williamston native, is with the group and sang to a statewide TV audience when they appeared on the television special, “An Outer Banks Christmas” on the UNC TV Network with Ken Mann. Mann also plays with the group. They have released 5 albums and their songs can be heard on radio stations around the country including XM Satellite Radio.

In addition to the concerts on the Outer Banks, Hamilton and the Captain’s Crew will also appear Friday April 17, and Saturday April 18, at The Onley Place in Belvidere. Tickets will be $20.00 for the concerts at the Onley Place and will include dinner. Reservations will be required for the dinner concerts and may be made by calling 252-297-2347. On Sunday April 19 Hamilton and The Captain’s Crew will be at the Community Christian Church in Williamston at 6:00 PM. For more information about the program at the Outer Banks Music Showcase call 252-261-7505.