Local musician Chase McDaniel and 4th + Main to perform in Taylor County

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By Zac Oakes


It is going to feel like a homecoming of sorts for local musician Chase McDaniel when he, along with the other members of his country music quartet 4th + Main, perform at the Roger D. Cook Auditorium at Taylor County High School a week from Saturday.

McDaniel has well-established roots in the area. He is a Green County High School graduate, but calls Campbellsville home as well. He moved to Nashville and became a part of 4th + Main, a group that is continuing to rise in the country music world.

The group also includes Blake Whitlock, a native of Hodgenville, and a graduate of Campbellsville University.

McDaniel said the concert is very exciting for he and other members of the group, but especially him. Since moving to Nashville, he has come back to visit frequently, but 4th + Main has not performed in the state of Kentucky yet, and the show in Campbellsville will be the first one.

“This will be the first time we’ve been anywhere close to home, so I am excited and the guys are pretty excited about it, too,” McDaniel said. “… We have played here in Nashville and in Indianapolis, but this will be the first one in Kentucky, and I can’t wait. It’s been a long time coming.

“I’ve been building this up with the guys since it’s my hometown and Blake has a lot of people coming too, so we are just really excited for this show.”  

He said they have been trying to schedule a show in Taylor County for quite some time, even as far back as last summer, but the logistics of it haven’t lined up.

“It just never worked out,” McDaniel said. “The expenses of flights, getting everyone there, and finding the right time for people to come, it just hadn’t worked out. It really worked out well this time, so it seems like the perfect time to come and bring a solid show.”

McDaniel said there are many people from Campbellsville and surrounding areas that follow the group on social media and have expressed a desire to see them perform live.

“I’ve got a lot of old friends and stuff that I really hope to see there,” McDaniel said. “It really is going to be like a homecoming for me in a way… I am hoping to reconnect with some people and see how they’re doing.

“We have a lot of people that write us on Facebook too, and I don’t even know them, but they’ve been wanting us to do a show there… I think it is special for us because we have such a big fan base from around the whole area.”

The show on Saturday, Feb. 24 will provide the first opportunity for fans in this area to see 4th + Main. McDaniel said he hopes to see a large crowd, and he is excited for the lineup of music they have prepared.

“We have a killer show lined up, so it’s going to be a great night,” McDaniel said. “I’m hoping to see a big crowd come out and see us. If we could pack the place, that would be awesome.”

The set list will include a few cover songs, but it will also include original songs from the group’s EP that was released over the summer, as well as a few new songs that haven’t been released yet, according to McDaniel.

“I am really interested to see how those new songs go over, since we haven’t released them yet,” McDaniel said.

The show will be a family-friendly environment, McDaniel said, so it will be a concert that parents can feel comfortable bringing their children to.

“This will be a kid-friendly show,” McDaniel said. “We aren’t going to be up there cussing and drinking or anything like that. It’s something that will be completely safe to bring your kids to. That’s kind of our thing. I mean, we aren’t a Christian band or anything like that, but we do have a show that is family-friendly.”

For those who are interested in attending, tickets can purchased online at http://bit.ly/2nZwixO . Pre-sale tickets can be bought through Wednesday, Feb. 21, at $13 for general admission and $11 for student tickets, which also includes college students.

After Feb. 21, all tickets must be purchased at the door for $17. All seating is general admission.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.