One of country music's biggest stars will be playing at the 7th annual Pineywoods Cattle Baron's Gala in October.
At the kickoff luncheon, the American Cancer Society announced John Michael Montgomery would be the headliner for the event that last years raised over $250,000.
Montgomery has 15 number 1 hits including 'Life's Dance', 'I love the way you love me', 'I swear' and 'I can love you like that'. He has sold over 18 million albums, two Billboard country singles of the year, 18 top 10's, four ACM awards, two CMA's awards, one AMA award and three Grammy nominations.
"It's a big deal," event co-chair Jennifer Webster said. "It's a huge deal. I don't even know what to say about him. I'm so excited to have a name people will recognize and the moment you hear his music you know exactly who he is."
The event will take place on Oct. 15 from Southern Stables in Lufkin. The event will also feature 80's cover group The Bill and Phil Show. New to this year's event will be a midnight dance party with a DJ coming in from Dallas. Popular casino table games as well as a mechanical bull, pig races and a hole in one competition are returning.