The 41st annual North Nobleboro Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Nobleboro Community Hall on Upper East Pond Road. Along with outstanding food and chicken BBQ, auctions, raffles and homemade crafts, the North Nobleboro Community Association will present the return of Debbie Myers and her band Redneck Rodeo, playing from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Myers’ band has featured the talents of Brian Hallsey on drums, Waldoboro’s Tommy Thompson on steel guitar, Robbie Coffin (from Rockland) on electric guitar and Jackson Gay on bass. Ronald Bouffard and Edward (fiddle hands) Howe also have performed with the band.

Myers has been singing professionally since age 8 and started her career by her father's side; Gerry Myers was a founding band member of the Bunkhouse Boys and with him Debbie honed her musical performance skills. By the late 1980s, Debbie Myers had three Top 12 hit singles on the Canadian music charts, and one hit went all the way to number one on French radio.

Myers recorded an album in Nashville with songs written by herself; her sister, Shirley; and Rod Nicholson. She also has performed on television, radio and in shows with Mickey Gilley, Steve Wariner, Highway 101 and Little Jimmy Dickens. Her performing style has been likened to Reba McEntire, Whitney Houston and Patsy Cline, yet she remains firmly rooted in her Maritime musical heritage.

The gifted members of her band also are strongly rooted in coastal Maine, but have national recognition and awards in their resumés. Myers received top honors at the 2006/2007 Maine Academy of Country Music awards as Best Female Vocalist and Entertainer Of The Year. Currently, she performs with her group Redneck Rodeo, which has become an anticipated feature event at many fairs in New England.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.