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Hardship changes the path of Hasting country music


HAMLER — Singer-songwriter Kate Hasting will perform from 8-9 p.m. Friday and 4:30-5 p.m. Saturday at Hamler Country Fest in Hamler.

This event will be Hasting’s first solo with a full band. She also announced in an exclusive interview that while the release date has yet to be made public, she will be cutting vocals this week for her debut single as a solo artist, “More Than a Truck.”

Last year, Hasting was featured in People magazine, which reported on a moving interview about the car crash that nearly orphaned her. Her father was killed instantly and her mother was clinically dead three times.

“About a year and a half ago my parents had a tragic car accident, and it certainly changed both my motivation for country music and it also changed the timeline of my career,” Hasting said. “I lived in a hospital on and off for a year. Then I created a mini hospital on my farm. I was told that my mother would never be able to walk again.

It changed her calendar in country music, she said.

“Back when my friends were making music in their twenties and fighting the good fight in Nashville, I didn’t have that,” she said. “But I’m not bitter and I’m not going to complain.

“What the accident did was give me a chance to be 100% me. For a long time I tried to be the pretty girl in the summer dress singing breakup songs. accident was that light bulb moment that told me that life is so short, why try to be anything other than what you are?

Going forward, Hasting says her songs will be authentic, true stories reflecting her life.

Hamler Country Fest is located in Hamler Community Park on the northern edge of Hamler, Henry County at 101 S. 1st St. on State Road 108 near the CSX railroad tracks. Tickets are $15 on Fridays and $30 on Saturdays, with backstage passes $70 each day and camping available. Children 16 and under are free with paid adult admission.

Other Friday performers include Brent Lowry (7 p.m.), Nashville Crush (9 p.m.) and Sean Stemaly (11 p.m.). Saturday’s lineup includes Refather (6 p.m.), Wes Garcia (8 p.m.), Devin Henry (9 p.m.) and Parmalee (11 p.m.).

Kate Hasting, from New Carlisle near Dayton, will perform Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Hamler Country Fest in Hamler.

Kate Hasting had her country music timeline changed after a car accident killed her father and seriously injured her mother.

Ohioan to perform at Hamler Country Fest

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