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The unsung heroes of Nashville and country music are, as Lacy J. Dalton once sang, “The boys that make the noise on 16th Avenue.”  For the uninitiated, that’s “Music Row” in Music City (where many recording studios can be found), and those “boys” are the amazingly talented men and women musicians who play on all the songs, albums, and in artists touring bands.

One such musical wizard is Tim Galloway.  Tim Galloway is the son of Eli and Vicki Galloway of Albermarle.  Monday, Tim was recognized as “Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year” through the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Galloway’s response to the honor in the Stanley News & Press was great.  “I was definitely surprised to hear.  I’ve gotta give credit to my parents more than anything. They taught me to work, not quit and not make excuses. I can’t imagine what it was like to hear the awful noise I was making for years, nearly non-stop.”

Now you may be going, “Wait, I watched that awards show…IN MAY!”  Correct.  That’s when the major awards are handed out to the artists.  The musicians’ honors are meted out in August.  To be honest, I was unaware of that specific “acoustic” category and have learned that it’s only been around a few years.  Before that, acoustic and electric guitar players were all encompassed in the “Guitar Player of the Year” category.  Past recipients of that honor include legends Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, Glen Cambell, and Vince Gill.

Among the artists Tim Galloway has worked with include playing in both Jake Owen and Keith Urban’s touring bands.

5 Country Concerts In North Carolina You Won't Want To Miss

Concert season never truly ends but we are getting ready to be in the thick of it. And it’s my favorite time of year. I’d go to every show in a perfect world of time and money, but unfortunately, that’s impossible for most of us. So, if you have to narrow it down, how do you do it? Of course, you’re favorite artist always takes precedence- I’m about to fly across the country to see mine! But there are plenty of great country concerts coming to North Carolina in the few months as well. It’s hard to pick but I came up with a list of 5 of the shows I’m most excited about this season. This is from every show I want, or plan, to attend. But ones that are near the top of my list.

For a full list of country shows coming to North and South Carolina visit our events page. And stay tuned to Country 1037 for your chance to win tickets to these and more! Because why pay when you can go for free? Have another artist you’d like to see in Carolinas soon? Let us know on social media!

5 Country Concerts I Can’t Wait To See In North Carolina In 2023

  • Tanner Guitar Pull

    Tanner Pull

    When: March 7th

    Where: Coyote Joes


  • Dylan Scott

    Dylan Scott Livin' My Best Life

    When: March 31st

    Where: Coyote Joes




  • Kenny Chesney w/ Kelsea Ballerini

    Kenny Chesney I Go Back

    When: April 29th

    Where: Greensboro Coliseum


  • Shania Twain

    Award Night Green Carpet - 16th Zurich Film Festival

    When: June 28th

    Where: PNC Music Pavilion


  • Eric Church

    Eric Church Outsiders Revival

    When: September 23 and 24

    Where: PNC Music Pavilion



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