Singing Sheriff to visit Grand Country Junction

Bud Torres, the standing Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff, will take the Grand Country Junction stage for a “Louisiana Saturday Night Variety Show” on Saturday, May 19.

Submitted by Bud Torres

The man known as “The Singing Sheriff” will visit Livingston Parish this weekend when the Grand Country Junction welcomes singer-songwriter Bud Torres to the stage on Saturday, May 19.

Torres, the standing Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff, will join the Junction Cast backed by Danny Harrell and the Nashville Addition Band for more than two hours of classic and new country tunes.

The Singing Sheriff will also play some of his original music during the “Louisiana Saturday Night Variety Show,” including his new hit song “Time in the Bottle,” which has received airtime on 100.7 The Tiger in Baton Rouge and NASH FM 106.1 in New Orleans.

A native of Maringouin, Louisiana, and a former State Trooper for 25 years, Torres has made a name for himself in the local country scene since the release of his first album, “Grand Isle, Louisiana,” back in May 2014.

His second album, “Mississippi River,” was released in February 2015, followed by his third album, “Saltwater Cowboy,” six months later. Two songs from “Saltwater Cowboy” made Flockers Magazine’s Trop Rock Top 40 in the summer of 2016 (“Saltwater Cowboy” and “Island Time”).

Torres’ music comprises the delta blues and old-time country, with each song having a tie to someone or something from Louisiana. He is currently working on a fourth album.

As always, tickets for the Grand Country Junction’s “Hometown Branson Show” are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under get in for free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

The Suma Crossing Theatre is located in Satsuma just off Interstate 12 at Exit 19.

For more information on this or other shows, contact Junction Director Greg Sullivan at (985) 507-9432 or visit the website at www.grandcountryjunction.com.

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