Con Hunley to return to Union County Opry stage

By Focus Staff

Con Hunley, one of East Tennessee’s most beloved performers, is coming back to the Union County Opry. “I’m looking forward to bringing my band back up to Union County for another great show,” Hunley told The Focus.

The show is a homecoming of sorts for Hunley. His parents, as well as their parents, along with dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins were raised in the area. “I have a lot of sweet memories of spending time there in my youth visiting relatives and lots of friends. That whole area –  Luttrell, Sharp’s Chapel, Maynardville, Big Ridge, Powder Springs – holds a special place in my heart.”

Over the course of his career, Hunley has seen 25 of his songs hit the Billboard Country Hot 100, and 11 of those hit the Top Twenty. He has performed on country music’s biggest stages, toured and shared the stage with some of country music’s biggest names, and he is still going strong!

Hunley will be performing his show this Saturday, May 4 at the Union County Opry in the auditorium of Union County High School. Tickets are reserved this year and range from $20 to $35.

“We did a show here last year, and it was just great! I feel like it will be another great one this year! My whole band will be there, and my brother Kenny and sister Ruthie will be there singing harmonies. Plus we’ve got a very talented duo opening for us – Southern Spirit. They’ve got a big following in the area. We’re all just going to have a lot of fun! I hope to see a lot of family and friends in the crowd!”

The show at the Union County Opry will start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at and at the Kitchen Design Center in Maynardville, or by calling 865-556-4255. Tickets will also be available at the door.