By Carla Bass
This past weekend was the International Country Music Awards for musician from all over the globe.
Pictured performing on Saturday afternoon are Lane Rodgers from Ida, La. and Richard Bowden from Linden, Tx.
Lane was known here locally as a “One Man Band” who frequently entertained at the Corkyard.
Ellen Taylor explained, “Last year, Lane won the “Richard Bowden Local Legend Award.” He has had a very rough year since then. We are happy he’s going to share a few songs this year.”
In speaking with his wife, Becky Rodgers, in the past year Lane suffered a massive stroke, followed by the discovery of a serious lung disease.
Becky shared, “To think… he’d never be back here; But to be able to play here at least one more time has probably been what has kept him alive this past year.”
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