How Well Do You Know These Chicks With Hits?

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The Clayton Center hosts Chicks With Hits — which is getting very close to becoming chicks with a sellout in Clayton —on Thursday, October 19 at 8 PM. (Buy tickets here) We all know the biggest hits produced by Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss. But how much more do you know about them? Read on for more info about their illustrious careers….

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark is a three-time JUNO Award winner and eight-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year and she has taken home the Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She still holds the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Terri has sold more than 4 million albums worldwide and has made her mark on radio with 13 Top Ten singles – hits that include “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” Terri is host of Country Gold, a four-hour Classic Country radio show that airs on more than 100 stations across the US and Canada. In 2016 Terri brought her critically acclaimed “Back to My Roots Solo Acoustic Tour” to Canada. The 40-city tour traversed Canada from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia and showcased Terri’s hit songs in an intimate acoustic setting with stories and laughs along the way. Terri isn’t slowing down in 2017 — she’ll continue to tour in the US and Canada with her full band and solo shows.

As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Pam has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With six number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier.  With more than 30 singles charting on U.S. Billboard charts and selling more than 7 million copies of her studio albums, Pam’s critical acclaim has not diminished.  Sony Records “It’s All Relative” (a tribute to Mel Tillis) was USA Today’s #4 Country Album of the Year and most recently Pam has released three albums from her own record label Stellar Cat Records landing her a #1 on the European ECMA Chart. Pam is a 15-time CMA nominee and two-time winner, a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee.  Most recently, a two time IBMA nominee and one time winner. As a songwriter, Pam’s songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101.  She is currently a reoccurring guest on the TV show “Nashville,” performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry.   Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career.

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s, Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Letting Go,” and “Drive South”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at #4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster,” and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, “American Folk Songbook.” In 2014 she released “Lucky,” a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, “Aces Redux,” is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature sparkling vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning.

 

Join Chicks With Hits For An Acoustic Guitar Pull

Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss sit down in Clayton for a good, old-fashioned acoustic guitar pull at The Clayton Center on Thursday, October 19, at 8 PM. The Chicks With Hits bring us their best-loved songs from their legendary careers.

You might be asking, “What’s a guitar pull?” The guitar pull is a southern tradition where a small group of musicians sits around and takes turns playing songs on a guitar. The “pull” part comes from the assumption that there was only one guitar among the group, so one may have to “pull” it away from another musician to get a turn.

It’s not likely that these Nashville stars will be pulling guitars from one another, but they will be pulling out all the stops to bring us an entertaining and memorable show. We expect tickets for this show to sell quickly, so get yours early. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, September 6, at 10 AM.

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Palladian Series Continues With Lee Roy Parnell

Country and blues artist Lee Roy Parnell appears at The Clayton Center on Saturday, March 12, at 8 PM. Opening the show will be Nashville recording artist Kennedy Fitzsimmons and guitarist Walter Garland.

Parnell is one of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who are identified as a triple threat. He’s not only an ace guitarist; he is a distinctive singer and a hit songwriter. He has enjoyed a run of success on the country and blues charts, and reached notoriety in the mid 1990s with his chart-topping singles “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” (1992), “Tender Moment” (1993), and “A Little Bit of You” (1995).

Today, Parnell draws from a broad range of musical sources — including Blue-Eyed Soul, Delta Blues, Road House Rock, Southern Boogie, Texas Swing, and Gospel —and combines them with seamless dexterity.

Throughout his career, Parnell has recorded eight studio albums, charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts and has been honored with numerous Grammy Award nominations. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Clayton Center Announces 2015 -16 Palladian Series

Individual Tickets To Events Go On Sale On Wednesday, September 9

The Clayton Center is proud to announce the 2015-16 Palladian Series – six performances by remarkably talented artists who will capture the attention and the hearts of audiences of all ages.

The season kicks off with the incomparable Annie Moses Band on Saturday, October 24. This family of classically-trained musicians seamlessly blends Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes and roots music into a stunning and captivating concert experience. Spend the evening enjoying favorites from Copland, Gershwin and other American originals.

On November 7, technically gifted guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo take the stage. These two jazz players are considered to be among the most ex­tra­or­di­nary gui­tarists per­form­ing today.

December 12 brings the 3 Redneck Tenors to town. These real life Broadway and opera stars will rock your holidays with their extraordinary Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR, featuring a musical feast of classical and pop that will be fun for the whole family.

Surprise your Valentine with a February 13 concert by Franc D’Ambrosio, the world’s longest running regional Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. This incredibly talented tenor will serenade you and your sweetheart with interpretations of your favorite Broadway tunes.

March is the month for country music. On March 12, Lee Roy Parnell comes to town. For more than 25 years, Parnell has enjoyed a run of success on the country and blues charts with songs like “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” and “Tender Moment.” He has recorded eight studio albums, charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts and has been honored with numerous Grammy Award nominations.

The season closes on April 30 with the incomparable Mike Farris, who is fresh off a 2015 Grammy win for Best Roots Gospel Album. Farris will share original material as well as his trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock & roll, New Orleans swagger and vintage Memphis soul.

Tickets to events in the Palladian Series range from $22-$30 (plus taxes and fees). Returning season ticket holders may renew their season subscription beginning Thursday, August 13. Tickets to individual shows in the series go on sale at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 9.

Town Square Concert Series Heats Up

The 2015 Clayton Town Square Concert Series heats up this Thursday, June 18, with the country sound of Southern Grace. Local vocalist, 12-year old Abby Stephens, will open the concert at 6:00Southern_GraceBandShot315X200 PM.  

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for this free public concert, but please leave your coolers at home!  Additional concert details are available here.