Northeast Mississippi Community College continues its 2017-18 performance schedule with its second Showtime of the year on Thursday, November 30.
Campus Country’s Showtime takes the stage in the Seth Pounds Auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. Admission is free to all Northeast employees and students with a current identification card and just $5 for general admission.
Entitled “Black Velvet,” Campus Country leads off the second Showtime of the year with the show’s title piece as Saltillo’s Lane Boozer gets the honor of performing the Alannah Myles’ hit.
Booneville’s Emily Elliott continues with the up-tempo mix when she tackles Adele’s “Don’t You Remember,” and Colby Crenshaw “Must Be Doing Something Right” as he performs the Billy Currington classic, three songs into the 21-song setlist.
Baylee Fisher, of Booneville and Walnut’s Ashlyn Inman carry Campus Country into the first quarter of the setlist as Fisher presents Moon Taxi’s “Run Right Back” and Inman takes on Bonnie Raitt’s hit “Something to Talk About.”
New Site’s McKayla Burcham gets her chance at the mic with Maren Morris’ “I Wish I Was,” while Belmont’s Molly Thorn puts on her best Gretchen Wilson for “I’d Love to Be Your Last.”
Crenshaw, Burcham and Inman carry Campus Country into the halfway mark of the Showtime with James Bay’s “If You Ever Want to Be in Love,” Gavin DeGraw’s “I Don’t Want to Be,” and Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen,” respectively.
Fisher returns for her second song of the night with Kodaline’s “All I Want,” while Thorn tackles Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legends.”
Burcham winds down her night with her third and final song as she blasts Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy,” thirteen songs into the setlist.
Crenshaw follows Burcham’s effort with the Bros. Landreth’s “I Am the Fool,” before Campus Country ends with eight straight female vocalists.
Boozer picks up the tempo with the Eagles’ “Life in the Fast Lane,” while Thorn finds “Sanctuary,” in the Charles Esten and Lennon & Maisy hit.
Elliott looks for a sign when she performs Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times,” while Inman heads to “Vegas,” in the Sara Bareilles remake.
Boozer, Fisher and Elliott finish out the 21-song setlist with a pair of classic country hits sandwiching a Cam classic.
Boozer heads to the 1990s with Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine,” before Fisher sets up the show finisher with Cam’s “My Mistake.”
Elliott gets the honor of finishing out the second Showtime of the year when she sends the crowd off into the night with Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing.”
Members of the 2017-18 Northeast Campus Country include Lane Boozer of Saltillo (vocals), McKayla Burcham of New Site (vocals), Austin Carmack of New Site (sound), Colby Crenshaw of Rienzi (vocals and keys), Emily Elliott of Booneville (vocals), Baylee Fisher of Booneville (vocals), Titus Gillard of Myrtle (electric guitar), Drew Henry of Belmont (electric guitar), Ashlyn Inman of Walnut (vocals), Ethan Mayo of Pinson, Tennessee (drums), Colin Peppers of Belmont (acoustic/electric guitar), Mary Steadman of Iuka (lights), Garrett Thorn of Belmont (bass, keys and lights) and Molly Thorn of Belmont (vocals).
Campus Country is under the direction of Chris Dunn of Booneville.
In addition to its second Showtime of the year, Northeast’s Campus Country has two other Showtimes planned for Thursday, March 1, 2018 and Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Auditions for membership in 2018-19 NEMCC Campus Country are set for Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 9 a.m. in Seth Pounds Auditorium. Anyone interested in auditioning for the group or with questions about the audition process are encouraged to contact Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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