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“Dukes of Hazzard” Star Tom Wopat & Nashville Recording Artist Whey Jennings Headline 25th Anniversary of Cooter’s Place in Luray, Virginia, July 19-21

FREE and open to the public, tickets must be reserved online for admission
 

Dukes cast members fan meet & greets, concerts, food and plenty of family friendly fun celebrating the Dukes of Hazzard

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LURAY, Va. (June 20, 2024) – Celebrated actor from the hit TV series Dukes of Hazzard, singer-songwriter, and Tony award nominated Broadway musical star Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) and Nashville recording artist and country singer-songwriter Whey Jennings are set to headline the 25th Anniversary celebration of Cooter’s Place (4768 US-211) in Luray, Virginia, July 19-21. In addition to hosting fan meet & greet events, Wopat will perform a concert on Saturday, and Jennings performs on Sunday.  Additionally, special guest appearances are expected by Dukes’ cast members Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Ben Jones (Cooter), Byron Cherry (Coy Duke), Rick Hurst (Cletus Hogg), Jeff Altman (Huey Hogg) and more. Other musical artists also performing concerts during the weekend include Confederate RailroadThe Legendary PacersSpencer HatcherNathan StanleyThe Deanes and Cooter’s Garage Band. The event also will have plenty of great food, a car show and a family friendly celebration of the cultural legacy of the Dukes Of Hazzard. Tickets are FREE for everyone but must be reserved before the event for admittance by registering at CootersPlace.com.

About Tom Wopat:
It’s been several decades since the General Lee first left the ground, sky-rocketing Tom Wopat and co-star John Schneider to instant Dukes of Hazzard stardom. In the 40+ years since, Wopat has been blessed with a multifaceted career that has ranged from starring roles on Broadway, various television appearances, singing in such venues as The Ol’ Opera, Carnegie Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl, to a featured role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. More recently Wopat released a new recording project, an album entitled Simple Man, a 13 song collection that is his 13th solo album.
 

Also recently released are the second and third installments of the County Line movie trilogy, County Line: All In County Line: No Fear, available now on the INSP Network. Wopat also recently starred on the TV series, Black List, which features James Spader, as he quipped “I enjoy keeping a lot of balls in the air.” Tom was a staple on the Broadway stage for 35 years, garnering a pair of Tony award nominations along the way. Long known for his

musical leading man abilities, Wopat also was critically acclaimed for his dramatic work in The Trip to Bountiful and Glenn Gary Glenn Ross. But currently it’s his work in the studio and on the road with some of the most talented musicians in the world that has provided Tom the most satisfaction. Tom says, “At this point, I basically do what I enjoy… I’ve been blessed.”

 

About Whey Jennings:

Country singer-songwriter Whey Jennings was born into one of country music’s most iconic family names, first emerging in 2012 as another naturally gifted singer from the Jennings tribe. With large boots to fill, the young Nashville recording artist and singer-songwriter for Dirt Rock Empire, with a booming baritone voice as big as Texas, finds himself with a few expectations to live up to. Seeking to establish his own musical legacy as one of the few remaining torch-bearing country traditionalists out there, Whey can instantly take his fans back to a time and sound his Grandfather Waylon and Grandmother Jessi gave birth to in the 70’s, even with his own songs.
 

With three studio recorded EP releases under his belt, 2020’s Gypsy Soul, 2022’s If It Wasn’t for The Sinnin’, and 2023’s Just Before The Dawn, Jennings is now preparing for his magnum opus of songs, his first full length album, the highly anticipated Jekyll & Hyde, due out August 23, 2024. Many of Whey’s songs reveal stories of how he has come to terms with a checkered past of too much partying, led by a drug-fueled lifestyle, but knowing he needed to make a change. Musical stories about struggles, addiction, finding sobriety, and redemption through faith in God, family and his friends. Interjecting his own modern-day approach to songwriting and storytelling, while remaining a little rough around the edges, Whey’s unpolished grit and honest demeanor defines his sound, with musical roots that run as deep as his Jennings family name would imply.

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