FORNEY, TX—The City of Forney is excited to announce that “A Thousand Horses” will be headlining the 2017 BBQ Cook-Off at Community Park, 241 S. FM 548, presented by Brooklyn Village and the City of Forney on June 2 and 3. A fresh fusion of classic sounds – a hybrid of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Black Crowes and Exile on Main Street, ‘A Thousand Horses’ has a distinct sound of low-country with old school soul, that many residents will love. Their working-man’s anthem “Preachin to the Choir” is currently on country radio and follows their successful debut “Smoke”. The chart-topping track made Country Aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist and solidified then band as the first this decade to score a No. 1 with their first single on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. 

 “We couldn’t be more excited to have a band of this caliber come to play at the Spellman Amphitheater in Forney.” said Special Events Coordinator Alexa Beasley. “Being able to attract a nationally known artist was a goal this year, as we continue to look for ways to expand this unique event every year by offering more activities and music to residents.”

 he weekend full of activities will commence on Friday with an all-ages steak cook-off, Texas Cornhole League Tournament, and a “Movies in the Park” showing of “Moana”. Saturday will be full of live music, featuring a number of country music artists including Bubba Westly, Chris Colston, Todd Barrow, Matt Bradshaw, Scott Whitaker and Clay Thrash. 

 egistration is still open for anyone interested in competing in the cook-off. The entry fee is $150 for one or all meats, there is also a $10 entrance fee for jackpot beans and cobbler. The cook-off will be sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society (LSBS), LSBS rules and regulations can be found on the City’s website.

 here are also several sponsorship opportunities available, both monetary and in-kind. Those interested in sponsoring the event are asked to contact Special Events staff at or call 972.564.7329.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Forney, TX 75126
Physical Address: 201 W. Broad St., Forney, TX 75126
Phone: 972-564-3121
Fax: 972-552-3599