Chattanooga Now Korby Lenker in Blue Ridge - Jan. 25

Chattanooga Now Korby Lenker in Blue Ridge - Jan. 25

January 23rd, 2014 in Chattnow Music

Korby Lenker

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Singer/songwriter Korby Lenker, who has shared the stage with artists Willie Nelson, Ray LaMontagne, Keith Urban and Nickel Creek, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Lenker, who has won songwriting competitions at Merlefest and the Kerrville Folk Festival, is touring in support of a self-titled new album. Tickets are $22. For more information, call 706-632-9223 or visit


Korby Lenker wrote the song "Punkin Brown," about a snake-handling preacher, after reading the memoir "Salvation on Sand Mountain." Then living in West Virginia, he decided to drive until he found one of the mountain churches mentioned in the book. "I ended up going home with one of the families," he wrote in his online biography. "We rode home with the snake in the box in the backseat."