Members of the community gathered at Emery High School on Thursday evening to enjoy musical performances by country artists Charley Jenkins and Billy Dean as they headlined the benefit Country Christmas concert for the hosting school.
Jenkins, a Utah native, has opened for many top 20 country headliners including LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner and many others. He has made many appearances in Emery County, including bouts at the Emery County Fair as well as last year’s Country Christmas concert. Billy Dean was a new face on the Emery High stage, bringing decades of music, including fan favorite “Let Them Be Little,” to the event.
The evening was made possible through the generous donations made by members of the community including Emery Telcom, Savage, KFJ C Store, Price Auto Group, Tony Basso GM, Mr. Automotive, Emery Medical Center, Jones Ace Hardware, Horn Mt. Construction, Cold Stone/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Castle Valley Pumping Service, Shawn Leonard DMD, Wheeler/Cat, Tram Electric, Gordon’s Nursery, Utah Power and Light Credit Union, Castle County Pediatric Dentistry, Desertview Federal Credit Union, Johansen and Tuttle Engineering, Magnuson Lumber, Parkway Dental, Carbon Emery Insurance, Market Express, Food Ranch, Oliver & Sitterud Group, Monica Johnson Phelps, B Hansen Construction, Joshua Bryan Construction, Boyds Family Pharmacy, Bridge Realty – Mike Metzger, Jack and Diane Butler, San Rafael Bed and Breakfast, Sutherlands, Tractor Supply, Last Chance Soda and Snack Shack, Fitness World, Maverick, and UBU Gear Screen Printing and Embroidery.
Top sponsors received meet and greet tickets to meet the musical pair as well as an autographed guitar.
Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Emery High athletics.