Greenville native Kevin Sport will take the stage Sept. 26 at the Butler County Fair. The performance is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. (Courtesy Photo)
Greenville native Kevin Sport will take the stage Sept. 26 at the Butler County Fair. The performance is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. (Courtesy Photo)

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Sport to perform at 59th annual Butler County Fair

Published 9:14am Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kevin Sport found his love for music at a young age while growing up in the Camellia City.

After escaping pencils and professors during his third year of college, Sport made the trek to Nashville, Tenn., where he transformed his love of music into a career.

“I left Greenville, and I moved to Nashville and spent seven years there,” Sport said. “I worked for publishing companies and got some songs published.”

However, after seven years of working in the music industry, Sport packed up his guitar and put it under his bed. He didn’t look at it for four years.

“It was never because I didn’t love music,” Sport said. “It was a personal struggle.”

With the help of friends and family, he found a rejuvenated passion for music and felt a need to not only publish songs but to produce a TV show as well.

“I felt like I would be comfortable in front of a camera and to be able to host a TV show,” Sport said.

In 2008, the show “The Right Place,” aired on SportsSouth. The show provides a variety of artists participating in a conversation with Sport, as well as showcases live music from the artist.

“I really felt like country music needed a show that was down home and created an atmosphere to make the artist feel extremely comfortable,” Sport said.

“The theme of our show is when you are following your dream, you are always in the right place.”

The show not only expresses each artist’s passion for music, but it allows Sport to continue what he loves to do as well.

“I think we have the ability to be the Oprah Winfrey of country music,” Sport said. “That’s the way we feel about it. We have the ability to make everybody feel comfortable and let them open up and talk about life and not just music.”

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Sport will go from host to performer as he takes the stage at the 59th annual Butler County Fair.

He is scheduled to begin performing at 6:30 p.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

 

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