Roberts, band to perform at Decatur Barbecue
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainer for the 2013 Decatur Barbecue which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3, in Veterans Park. Johnny Dale Roberts, along with his band, Johnny Dale and Along For The Ride, will perform on Saturday night. Roberts was born and raised in Noel, Mo. His mother was a bar maid in his grandmother’s bar. “My crib was by the jukebox. I know it sounds cliché , but my life really was like a country song,” he said. At age 14, Roberts began to learn the guitar. Little by little, he picked up bits and pieces of songs, a tidbit here and there.
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News, Pages 11 on 07/03/2013