NorroFest at Dugas Park

Saturday, October 14, 2023


3:00 pm

The Allen County-Scottsville Arts Council presents NorroFest, a celebration of music and the arts at Dugas Park in Scottsville, Kentucky!

The Allen County-Scottsville Arts Council presents NORROFEST a celebration of music and arts at Dugas Park in Scottsville, Kentucky!

Saturday, October 14 2023

Line up featuring: Sundy Best, Goverment Cheese, Breaking Grass, Joslyn and the Sweet Compression

ABOUT NORRO: Norro Wilson was born on April 4, 1938, in Scottsville, Kentucky. His dad was a barber; his mom was a factory worker. He tried a bunch of different things growing up, like playing piano as a kid and singing in a barbershop quartet in high school. In college, he joined a gospel singing group, which influenced his later songwriting.

"I never got tired of singing gospel," Wilson said. "That was just very special, especially as a group. And so harmonies always had a lot to do with my music world."

Some of Wilson's hit singles include Tammy Wynette's "He Loves Me All The Way" and George Jones' "A Picture Of Me (Without You)." In 1975, he won a Grammy for Charlie Rich's "A Very Special Love Song." While the late '60s to mid-'70s were probably Norro Wilson's most fertile period, he was also prolific into the 2000s, working with artists like Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain and Reba McEntire.

And this is just stuff Wilson did that you can hear on the radio. He was also a talent scout, a song plugger, a mentor — an overall steward of country music.

"Norro Wilson was one of the great music men, not just of our time, but all time," Chesney told The Tennessean yesterday. "He taught me so much about soul, and songs, and what it means to touch someone's life with music."

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