Phil Leadbetter to perform on IBMA Awards show

Phil Leadbetter (founding member of Wildfire and former member of The New South) reports that he will perform California Cotton Fields from his Slide Effects CD on the IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Theater in Nashville on October 27.

Joining Phil on stage at the Awards Show will be the artists who accompanied him on the recording, including vocalist Marty Rabon, whose heartfelt rendition of the tune has been described as ranking with previous stellar versions by Merle Haggard, and John Starling with Seldom Scene.

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