PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 08/11/18
The Parkersburg Homecoming Committee announces rising country star, Ryan Griffin, as the replacement act for the Davisson Brothers.
In a press release sent to WTAP, President Mike Cottrell said, "As soon as we knew of the official cancellation of the Davisson Brothers, our talent team started the search. We wanted a country act that was similarly appealing to the Davisson Brothers. Within a few hours, RMA Presents had a large list for our committee to select from. Ryan Griffin was the clear choice to best appeal to a young country crowd.The reviews and projections available were extremely strong. It is obvious this up and coming artist is going places. Country music fans won't want to miss this show. It will be great. We want to thank everyone for their understanding and their patience. We also want to thank everyone for their understanding and their patience. We also want to wish the Davisson Brothers the very best luck in their new television opportunity. We hope it lifts their career and takes their music career to higher levels."
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ORIGINAL STORY: 08/09/18
One of the Parkersburg Homecoming's lead entertainment groups has dropped out of the event.
The Parkersburg Homecoming Committee says it was informed on Thursday that the Davisson Brothers Band, which was scheduled to perform on Aug. 17, had cancelled several shows, including the one Parkersburg, because the band has been selected to be part of a television show.
Rick Modesitt, who's in charge of booking the performers at homecoming, called the the Davisson Brothers the hardest working band in West Virginia.
He says officials are reviewing a list of nearly 50 other acts and should be able to announce a replacement on Friday or Monday.