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Commodity Classic features Grammy award-winning acts

Commodity Classic attendees will enjoy performances by Grammy award winners Pam Tillis and Riders in the Sky during the evening of entertainment at the 2009 convention and trade show to be held Feb. 26-28 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

Commodity Classic is the premier convention and trade show of the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Sorghum Producers.

Pam Tillis, a Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, has written songs for top singers such as Conway Twitty, Chaka Kahn, Highway 101 and Martina McBride, including more than a few of her own hits.

She starred in Leiber and Stoller’s “Smokey Joe’s Café” on Broadway and appeared in the “Promised Land” and “L.A. Law” television series.

Tillis, the daughter of country legend Mel Tillis, was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.

Riders in the Sky members Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the Cowpolka King are better known as “America’s favorite cowboys.” For over 30 years, they have kept the tradition of the singing cowboy alive with their wacky humor and way-out, Western wit.

In addition to being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and being named the Western Music Association Entertainers of the Year six times, Riders in the Sky performed “Woody’s Round Up” in Disney’s “Toy Story 2.”

Commodity Classic will feature a trade show, educational sessions, cutting-edge technological demonstrations, association banquets, entertainment events and important networking opportunities.

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