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Thousands Attend 15th Annual Guitar Pull At James Brown Arena

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Tuesday night was one of the most anticipated nights of the year in the CSRA. Some of the biggest names in country music were in town for the 15th Annual Guitar Pull at James Brown Arena, and it was all for a good cause.

Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Jennifer Nettles, Florida Georgia Line, Uncle Kracker, and Randy Houser all playing the show for free to support a local charity.

"It goes to help people. Pay their light bills. Feed them food. Buy clothes for the kids. A good cause," Betty Carter said.

The Guitar Pull is one of the most difficult shows to get tickets for because tickets are limited, but every year, music fans camp out in front of the James Brown Arena to buy tickets.

"We used to camp out when it was at the Bell, and then it got to where the campout was so big, and then the campout got to three or four days waiting out here for tickets, and this year we just had to take our luck and go around and get them from the Guitar Pull stops," Cindy Sumpter said.

But some people have been trying to get tickets for the past 14 years and haven't been able to until this year.

"First guitar pull ever. A very special friend gave me tickets," Gloria Crewsonberry said.

"This is the biggest even because I've been to Sanford Stadium to see Luke Bryan, that was a crowd, but this is the hardest ticket to get," Tim Beaufort said.

Fans say The Guitar Pull is so popular because all of the acts are on the stage at the same time.

"From what I've heard, it's more of an intimate atmosphere," Crewsonberry said.

"These folks, they get in with you, like Luke Bryan last year, that was just awesome. He was like in with the crowd. You feel them, they feel you, and they just keep singing. They tell you little life stories. It's just awesome," Sumpter said.

The Guitar Pull proceeds go to the United Way of the CSRA to help needy children in the area.

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