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64 to Grayson will perform at First Christian Church of New Salem on Oct. 27.

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First Christian Church of New Salem, located at 800 New Salem Road, welcomes 64 to Grayson in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

A freewill offering will be accepted.

A biography on the group’s website explained, “With a unique sound that ranges from the classic harmonies of Alabama and the young sounds of Luke Bryan to the laid back feel of Kenny Chesney and the meaningful messages of Randy Travis, 64 to Grayson is definitely not tacked down to any particular country feel. Tagged under the genre of alternative country and already having dirt under their shoes from all up and down the East and Central time zones, 64 to Grayson is geared toward an array of all ages and backgrounds.’’

The group includes lead singer Zack Shelton of Zanesville, Ohio, who has played shows with artists such as Josh Turner, Emerson Drive and the Gaither Vocal Band.

He is a senior at Kentucky Christian University.

Louisville, Ky., native Craig Cunningham plays lead guitar and is a worship major at Kentucky Christian University.

Laura Jones, also of Louisville, is the fiddler and vocalist. She is a college sophomore.

David Watson Jr., of Vanderbilt, plays the mandolin and banjo.

Shelton explained on the website how the band received its name.

“We realized that each of us had diverse backgrounds and grew up listening to and performing greatly varying styles of music,” he said, “but we each ended up meeting in the same place. That place was Grayson, Kentucky, along interstate 64.”

Fall 2011 marked the release of 64 to Grayson’s debut project “Sound Check,” recorded live in Kentucky Christian University’s Nash Chapel. The group hosted a “Kickstart Tour,’’ traveling to more than 60 venues around the United States.

Last month, 64 to Grayson released its first, full-length, self-titled album: “Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson.’’

It features the radio single, “Worship Offering” and new hits such as: “If You Believe Me,’’ “Amarillo,’’ and “Breakthrough.’’

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64 to Grayson will perform at First Christian Church of New Salem on Oct. 27.

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