Country band "Crossing Levi" plays in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 caught up with a local country band who is getting some national attention.

Crossing Levi is in town this weekend playing some local shows and spending time with friends and fans alike.

The lead singer, Ricky Gunn, was just named "Male Artist of the Year" by Georgia Country Music. It's an award Gunn says he shares with his entire band as well as the people who got them this far, "It was flattering to even get nominated and to finally win it. I have to thank everyone, my friends, my family, my fans."

Crossing Levi bass player Michael Deems added, "The family and friends that some to support you, that's important, that's your number 1,000 fans. That's what our drive is to rock out."

The band says hopefully this time next year they will be winning a Country Music Award.

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