News briefs: Lee Roy Parnell to close out Pascagoulas fall music series with Thursday performance

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi The Grand Magnolia Fall Music Series will wrap up Thursday with a performance by Grammy-nominated songwriter Lee Roy Parnell at the Grand Magnolia Ballroom in Pascagoula.

The Texas native was one of the top songwriters for more than 20 years in country music, penning hits including What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?, Love Without Mercy, On The Road, Holding My Own and Tender Moments.

Parnell has placed more than 20 singles on the Top 40 country charts, including seven top 10 hits. He also wrote hits for other artists, including Mary Chapin Carpenters number one single Shut Up and Kiss Me, appearing in the video with Carpenter. A slide guitar virtuoso, Parnell added his distinctive sound....

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