Local singer-songwriter Roger Alan Wade is one of 33 country music acts booked for the Outlaw Country Cruise from New Orleans to Costa Maya later this month.
But before the ship sails, Wade and The Last Band are holding a send-off party Saturday night, Jan. 13, at Puckett's, 2 W. Aquarium Way. Seating for the Outlaw Bon Voyage Jubilee begins at 8 p.m. for his 9 o'clock show. There is a $12 cover charge.
The Outlaw Country Cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl has sold out. Wade is one of 33 acts on a lineup that includes Blackberry Smoke, The Mavericks, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams and Shooter Jennings.
A singer-songwriter for more than 35 years, Wade has penned songs for country legends such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Hank Williams Jr.'s No. 1 hit, "Country State of Mind."
Wade's music has been featured on the TV show "Jackass," which stars Wade's cousin, Johnny Knoxville. Knoxville and Wade currently host an hour-long weekly show on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country channel.
Along with Wade on guitar and vocals, The Last Band consists of Neal Nichols, bass guitar and vocals; Dave Summers, steel guitar; and Michael Dillard, drums.
Call 423-708-8505 for show and dinner reservations.
On Friday, Jan. 12, Puckett's hosts The Young Fables, the songwriting team of Laurel Wright and Wesley Lunsford, at 9 p.m.
This East Tennessee duo has opened for Scotty McCreery, Randy Houser, Sara Evans and more. Wright was a contestant on "American Idol." She won the Texaco Country Showdown grand prize when she was 16 years old.