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Singer ready to perform at KRCC telethon

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Country music artist Keni Thomas and his band Cornbread will perform during the 30th Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon March 20-21 at the Sikeston Field.
SIKESTON -- In his blog about his fifth USO Holiday Tour to the Middle East last December, southern country rocker Keni Thomas wrote: "Use the gifts you've been given to do the absolute most good. Show up and give it your whole heart."

That's exactly what Thomas -- along with his band Cornbread -- plans to do during the 30th Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon set for March 20-21 at the Sikeston Field House.

"The USO Tours are by far the best shows we do all year," said Thomas, who is a decorated combat veteran. "You're not going to find a more appreciative audience. As a musician, you, certainly, have a chance to feel you're purposely doing something good with the gift you've got," Thomas said during a phone interview with the Standard Democrat.

It's the same thing with the telethon, he said.

"It's benefiting children, and those are the times it makes you feel like you're on the right path," Thomas said.

Those who witness Thomas perform will hear songs from his two albums, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story" and "Gunslinger," along with other new songs, he said.

"It's going to be a lot of music," Thomas promised. "Usually when you're an opener, you're constrained on time and tend to play the same songs but this is nice."

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