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Horse Pens 40's first bluegrass event of the 2006 season brings together top quality bands along with aspiring young talent, all eager to play their tunes in the ancient amphitheater located in this historic nature park atop Chandler Mtn.. Designated "The Home of the South's Bluegrass Music" by the Alabama State Legislature, many of the most famous bluegrass musicians have played here, such as Bill Monroe, Charley Daniels, Ricky Scaggs, Lester Flatt, Ralph Stanley, "Doc" Watson, Norman Blake, Deacon Dan Crary, Ace Weems and the Fat Meat Boys, The Osbourne Brothers, Sam McGee, Red Clay Ramblers, and many more. Some, such as EmmyLou Harris, Marty Stewart, and Three On A String started their careers here. Horse Pens 40 is world famous not only for it's bizarre rock formations and its long bluegrass music history, but also for it's native American and Civil War history as well. Its unique rock formations, such as the famous 'slopers', attract an international climbing crowd throughout the cooler months.

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