Hot air balloons
and live music are on the agenda
for the Hot Springs Legends Balloon Rally September 21-22 in Hot
Springs. The rally takes place at Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport on Highway
70 West. The music lineup was just
released and looks like classic rock band Air Supply and country singer Chris
Young have singed on to play. Air Supply performs Friday ( Sept. 21) and Young
the next night. Both concerts are
free and open to the public to check out.
features 25 of the top hot-air balloon pilots in the nation. Balloons are
piloted by a veteran balloonist with no less than 300 hours experience. This
year, the rally features two balloon glows after sunset.
are spectacular,” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, in a news
release. “All 25 balloons will be gathered behind the music stage, and the
sight of them glowing from the inside is really something to see.”
As to the
music, Air Supply is from
Australia and includes Graham Russell on guitar and singer Russell Hitchcock.
The band formed in 1975 and in the early-80s scored a string of seven straight
Top Five singles, including All out of Love from the album Lost in Love.
However, it is the
live shows that the band is most known for. They were the first Western group
to tour China, Taiwan and other countries that before would not
allow pop music across their borders. In 1983 they recorded Making Love
Out Of Nothing At All by Jim Steinman. Lost in Love, All Out of Love, The One That You Love, Sweet Dreams, and Making
Love Out Of Nothing At All have each achieved multi-million plays on the
In 2012, the duo
continues to play more than 150 shows a year worldwide, including stops in England,
Ireland, Israel, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Canada, the U.S.
Young received ACM ( Academy of Country Music) nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and
most recently, Young’s fifth consecutive No. 1 single, You.
Last year he was
nominated for CMA ( County Music Awards) New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod. Young
won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American
Country Awards and has made seven national TV appearances since the release of
his third record, Neon, last summer.