Garth Heightened Anticipation For The Forthcoming Release By Sharing The News Directly With Fans During Tonight’s “Inside Studio G”
Garth Heightened Anticipation For The Forthcoming Release By Sharing The News Directly With Fans During Tonight’s “Inside Studio G”
They join previously-announced lineup of Amy Grant, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donnie McClurkin, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band, and Wynonna, celebrating 35 #1 Hits and the 35th Anniversary of "Friends"
Danny Zelisko Presents proudly welcomes folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th.
After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night" and "Rainy Day People" to name a few.
Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR." The tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musical career and his 80 years of life. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.
Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for over 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot's radio hits in the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen Top 40 hits. In Canada he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits.
Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith and George Hamilton IV.
In June of 2012 Lightfoot's legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s. In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian including the Governor's General Award and the Companion to the Order of Canada honor of merit. He has also won 17 Juno Awards - Canada's equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Gordon is a member of Canada's Walk of Fame and The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, Canada Post honored him by issuing an official Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. Lightfoot is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved tickets ($35, $75 and $95) are still available at CelebrityTheatre.com and Celebrity Theatre’s box office, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix. To order by phone, call 602.267.1600. All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility and ticketing fees. All ages welcome.
About Danny Zelisko Presents: Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Arizona since 1974. He founded and ran the legendary Evening Star Productions starting in 1976, and helped make Arizona and the Southwest a viable stop on most contemporary tours, producing thousands of shows over the years. After years of practice, DZP promotes about 150 shows annually in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. For more information: www.dannyzeliskopresents.com
This Show Will Rock You! Thursday, February 28
Photos by Glenda S. Paradee
Photos By Glenda S. Paradee
PHOTOS BY GLENDA S. PARADEE
Night of Excitement will benefit the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute and numerous local charities
A fresh, crisp acoustic sound with undeniable harmonies surged across country radio stations 35 years ago when The Judds' first single, "Have A Dream (For The Heart)," peaked at No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs in 1984. Country music's sonic landscape changed after that.
This year marks The Judds' 35th anniversary of unparalleled success – a feat Naomi Judd opens up about in the January 21 issue of Woman's World, on newsstands today.
“Back then, the only thing we knew was how to sing and that we had each other: We were totally dependent on that,” Naomi shares with Woman’s World.
The Judds are often celebrated for dozens of GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA Awards; a rarely-interrupted stretch of 14 No. 1 hits when every single of theirs released by RCA landed in the Billboard Top 10; and a career that defined what it means to be individualists in the music business. The Judds dominated touring in the 80s, have sold more than 20 million albums and scored 20 Top 10 hits, won five GRAMMY®, nine CMA and seven ACM Awards. These lifetime achievements are honored with a new, extensive Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit, The Judds: Dream Chasers, open through July 14, 2019.
As Woman's World shares, at her core, the 73-year-old is still a courageous mother who worked hard to forge a better life for her kids—and today she even has a scholarship devoted to helping other women do the same. In the issue, Naomi also shares secrets to peace, joy and chasing dreams.
Be sure to follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram or visit NaomiJudd.com.
ABOUT NAOMI JUDD: Hailing from the Appalachian foothills of Ashland, Ky., mother and daughter duo, The Judds, were first discovered by RCA label head Joe Galante in 1983 after landing a spot on WSM-TV’s "The Ralph Emery Show." They made their chart debut by the end of the year with “Had A Dream (For The Heart),” and the two were on their way to a history-making career. For the rest of the 1980's, each single from The Judds released by RCA went to the Billboard Top 10, with 14 hits going all the way to number one. The Judds embarked on their “Farewell Tour” in 1991 after Naomi’s diagnosis of Hepatitis C forced her to retire from the road. Naomi focused on her health, beating the disease, writing several New York Times best-selling books and becoming a popular motivational speaker. This fall, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the lives and careers of the GRAMMY®-winning mother-daughter duo with an exhibit open now through July 2019.
Byrd To Team Up with Mark Chesnutt for Select Dates Billed as The Beaumont Boys
Plus, The Joe to host a special fundraiser event on January 11 for the Boys & Girls Club of The Tennessee Valley, featuring The Chillbilles & Matt Stillwell
Don't Miss Your Chance To Book Early For The Star-Studded Lineup On The Country Music Cruise 2020
Every year we sell out earlier and earlier and you surely wouldn't want to miss seeing this spectacular roster including new acts and old favorites joining us for The Country Music Cruise in 2020.
As a loyal fan or previous guest, you have the opportunity to register for an exclusive 24-hour presale booking window for The Country Music Cruise 2020.
This presale event offers: Special rates that are lower than what's available to the public, a $100 onboard credit, the ability to secure and select prime theater seats in the Mainstage from our interactive seating chart, choosing from the best cabin availability, and securing your reservation before booking opens to the public!
Just imagine sailing to St. Maarten, San Juan, and Half Moon Cay aboard the luxurious Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam and seeing the star-studded lineup including Larry the Cable Guy, Randy Owen, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Larry, Steve & Rudy, The Gatlin Brothers, Cruise Host Lorianne Crook, Moe Bandy, Johnny Lee, T. Graham Brown and many more.
The Country Music Cruise is more than just concerts and more than just a cruise. All week long, we'll be celebrating the country music lifestyle with gospel shows, dances, pool concerts, cooking demonstrations, game shows, artist Q&As, interactive game shows and the Grand Ole Opry at Sea, a very special performance event not unlike what guests experience when in Nashville at the Opry.
Kiefer Sutherland's passion for the road and appreciation for the men and women behind the big rigs appears in his new featured track, "Open Road," AVAILABLE TODAY from his forthcoming album, Reckless & Me. Kiefer will also return to the road for select tour dates in 2019, including performances in Mt.Crested Butte, Colorado as well as France, Germany and England (additional dates to be added).
Kiefer collaborated with longtime manager and producer Jude Cole on "Open Road," which features world class musicians like Brian MacLeod on drums, Chris Chaney on bass, Waddy Wachtel on electric guitar, Jim Cox on piano, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Chaz Mason, Samantha Nelson and Carmel Echols on background vocals as well as Cole on acoustic guitar.
After 50 shows in 3 months across 9 countries in 2018, Kiefer will continue playing select festivals and venues across North America and Europe in 2019. During his lengthy shows, he also covers some of his favorite songs from Merle Haggard and Tom Petty, displaying equal ease with both rock classics and country standards. Musically his shows encompass country, rock, blues and Americana driven by his gritty vocals and anchored by his gift for telling compelling stories in his songwriting.
Though he loves writing and recording, the stage holds a special place in his heart, and for the last three years, he’s toured extensively earning the acclaimed actor a reputation as a relentless road warrior. His primary motivation as an artist is the thrill of forging that connection with his audience through the music. "I couldn't have imagined the depth with which I have fallen in love with touring. To have the opportunity to convey intimate, personal stories to an audience, for me, has proven to be priceless," Kiefer said.
A riveting performer, Kiefer engages the audiences with his self-deprecating wit and shares the stories behind the highly personal songs that populate his 2016 debut album Down In A Hole, and his forthcoming new release Reckless & Me.
TOUR DATES: (more to be announced soon) Jan. 18 Mountain High Festival – Mt.Crested Butte, Colo. July 27 Country Rendezvous Festival – Crappone, France July 28 Stimmen Festival – Lorrach, Germany Aug. 04 Wickham Festival – Wickham, England Oct. 03 Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
Keep up with Kiefer on the road by visiting KieferSutherland.net or connect with Kiefer by following him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Chart-topping singer-songwriter and wine enthusiast, Phil Vassar, invites television viewers across America inside his wine cellar as his "Songs from the Cellar" series makes its national television debut on PBS. The weekly series airs on Sundays at midnight ET on Michigan's WKAR-HD with additional programming scheduled to rollout over the coming months.
As Vassar interacts with fellow artists, songwriters, musicians and entertainers over a mix of wine, beer and cocktails, viewers will enjoy the camaraderie in each episode filled with intimate conversations and incredible musical collaborations. The variety of upcoming guests includes Tommy Shaw (Styx), Brenda Lee, Hunter Hayes, Peter Frampton, CAM and many more.
"My hope for this series is to bring viewers into my home, so they feel like they're really hanging out with my friends and I as we share our favorite stories and spirits. The show will also have a special emphasis on the storied careers of singer-songwriters of all genres," expressed Vassar.
In 2015, the piano-pounding powerhouse completed his underground wine cellar at his estate, built in 1929, and filled it with wine, liquor, candles and a piano. The cellar quickly became one of Vassar's favorite rooms in the house to write, sing and hang out with friends leading to the launch of "Songs from the Cellar." The series previously aired internationally on Sky TV.
PHIL VASSAR TOUR DATES: Dec. 14 Memorial Hall - Plymouth, Mass. Dec. 15 Memorial Auditorium - Lowell, Mass. Dec. 16 Santander PAC - Reading, Penn. Dec. 19 Peoples Bank Theatre - Marietta, Ohio Dec. 20 Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Milwaukee, Wis. Dec. 21 Palace Theatre - Canton, Ohio Dec. 22 Weinberg Center - Frederick, Md. Jan. 24 The Palace Theatre - Greensburg, Penn. Jan. 25 Paramount Bristol - Jim Thorpe, Penn.
ABOUT PHIL VASSAR: Phil Vassar's reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You, and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of six albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar's songwriting career blossomed in the mid-’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye (Little Red Rodeo), Alan Jackson (Right on the Money), Tim McGraw (For a Little While), Jo Dee Messina (Bye Bye, Alright), and Blackhawk (Postmarked Birmingham). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999. Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can.
For more information on Phil Vassar, visit PhilVassar.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini, Midland, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Josh Turner and Devin Dawson also set to perform during the 10 day Rodeo and Western celebration, which kicks off July 19, 2019
twood joins the ranks Of Charley Pride, Brad Paisley, Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, Barbara Mandrell and many other country music legends as newest member
April 11-14, 2019 Florence, Arizona
March 22-24, 2019 Kissimmee, Florida
Over 35 Artists Will Celebrate 35 #1 Hits and the 35th Anniversary of "Friends"
A Word From The Country Music Cruise Executive Producer Mike Jason