Thursday, January 12, 2012


Pair Heads South For Fowl Fun At Celebrity Conservation 2012 Hunt

Country music’s youngest traditional crooner, Jeremy Parsons, will join Jett Williams and a number of musical compatriots who will travel to South Georgia to help raise awareness at the annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Conservation Hunt & Concert. Scheduled to be held in Albany, Georgia (for the second consecutive year), the 2012 Celebrity Conservation event celebrates its 26th year. The festivities are set to begin Thursday evening, January 12, 2012; the hunt and concert will continue through the weekend, Friday, January 13 and 14, 2012.

Jett Williams, daughter of the legendary Hank Williams, returns to the event for the third year as a guest of honor and performer. Jett will share the stage with “Nashville friends,” special guests, Jeremy Parsons, Moe Bandy, Jim Ed Brown and Larry Cordle. The Albany show marks the second occasion in 2012 that Williams and Parsons have joined together on stage; the storyteller and story keeper rang in the New Year in Nashville where they performed at the Ernest Tubb Record Store’s “Midnite Jamboree.”

“I am a longtime friend of the organization and its efforts and am pleased to be involved once again,” Jett Williams says. “This event is a combination of my two great loves–music and the great outdoors.”

“This is, once again, an experience of a lifetime. I’ve never hunted quail before; I may just let the professionals take the lead at the hunt...would hate to ’misfire,’” Jeremy Parsons said in jest. “I’m more comfortable ‘pulling the trigger’ to perform onstage!”

In addition to Parsons and Williams, other members and supporters of Quail Unlimited, who will be offering their time, talents, and marquee names to the event, include: Keith Anderson, Andy Griggs, Ashton Shepard, Daryle Singletary, Rivers Rutherford and many more. Comedian Killer Beaz will also shoot and perform over the course of the three-day event. The concert, to be held at the Albany Civic Center, anticipates an audience of 3,000+ and has already enjoyed sold-out VIP ticket sales (800).

The event’s monies, with Quail Unlimited hoping to raise between $200,000 to $300,000, go towards support of the organization’s efforts. With upwards of 120 participants in the hunt, eighteen plantations in the Albany area will lend their land to the hunt: Agri - B Plantation, ALAGA Plantation, Ashbrook Plantation, Flint River Farms, Hammack Farms, Liberty Hill, Little River, Partridge Pea, Pine Hill, Rio Piedra, Samara, Southern Woods, South Wind Plantation, Sundown Farms Plantation, Tallawahee, The Covey, Turkey Track and Wynfield.

The complete schedule for the hunt and concert can be found at (under "events"

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