Officials Balk Over Mobile’s MoonPie Festival Headliner

MOBILE, Ala. (December 5, 2013) Organizers of the New Year’s Eve MoonPie Over Mobile event have a dilemma.

Country music star Gretchen Wilson is supposed to be the headliner for the show, but some officials fear she won't be a big enough draw for the city's black residents.

Councilman Fred Richardson says it has nothing to do with race, but instead the style of music an artist performs.

In the past couple of years, he said, the city has tried to balance the show's lineup to draw a more diverse crowd. ‘

One option for this year is to find another act to draw more than just country music fans to the MoonPie event.

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