Country music comedy heads to Oxford’s Powerhouse

OXFORD – Garth Brooks called “Toe Roaster,” a country music comedy, “entertaining and hilarious.”
The show was written by Bryan Kennedy, who penned a pair of No. 1 hits for Brooks, “Beaches of Cheyenne” and “American Honky Tonk Bar Association.”
In addition, Kennedy is a University of Mississippi alumnus who played defensive end for the Rebels.
On Jan. 21-22, Kennedy and two other country music songwriters will bring “Toe Roaster” to the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in Oxford.
“The performances are free because a Mississippi crew will be filming the show,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Powerhouse. “It’s a great opportunity and a great show.”
Brooks’ endorsement appears on the “Toe Roaster” poster, which also features a review from the late Jerry Reed.
“I haven’t seen people laugh so hard since the sneak preview of ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’” Reed said.
The three-man comedy stars Kennedy, as well as Troy Jones, who writes for Carnival Music publishing, and Wynn Varble, who wrote “Have You Forgotten” for Darryl Worley.
They play three good ol’ boys, who sit by a fire, play guitars and sing. They also discuss everything from Walmart to world peace.
“It’s something everybody can relate to,” Andrews said. “The theme is, hey, we’ve all got problems and we can sort through them.”

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