Tim Atwood Honored By Home State of Illinois and Home Town of Peoria For Career in Country Music

United States Representative Darin LaHood and City of Peoria, Illinois Mayor Jim Ardis have honored country music veteran Tim Atwood with both a Proclamation from the 18th Congressional District of Illinois and the City of Peoria. Both Proclamations acknowledge and honor the contributions that Tim Atwood has made in his nearly fifty year career in country music. “I’ve spent thirty-eight years of my life in Nashville, Tennessee performing on the Grand Ole Opry," says Atwood. "Today I travel the country taking my music to the fans. But, no matter where I find myself, Illinois is in my heart, and Peoria will forever be my home. It was a great honor to be recognized by Mayor Ardis and Representative LaHood. I hope I make Peoria proud, because I'm proud to be from my hometown."

“I have a special appreciation on your focus on the Lord and the importance of that. In this day and age we live in, certainly not in politicians, but a lot of professional entertainers don’t have the ethical fortitude to be able to stand up and be proud of the fact they are Christians,” said Mayor Jim Ardis. “I think it is especially important for younger kids to hear that example. So many people don’t want to stand up for their faith.”

With recent appearances on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Fox News, RFD-TV's Larry's Country Diner, and a busy tour schedule, audiences understand the long time veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage is more than a singer; more than a pianist; Tim Atwood is an entertainer and a dynamic country showman.

Tim Atwood On Tour: NOV 11 Tim Atwood & T. Graham Brown in Concert / Mt Juliet, Tenn. DEC 01 Celebrate Christmas at The Jamboree / Wheeling, W. Va. DEC 02 Relevant Worship Center / St. Clairsville, Ohio DEC 07 Spike’s Sports Grille / Crossville, Tenn. DEC 15 Private Party / Tulsa, Okla. DEC 18 Grinders Switch Christmas Show / Centerville, Tenn. DEC 19 Private Party / Nashville, Tenn. JAN 27 The Country Music Cruise (2019) / Fort Lauderdale, Fla. MAY 10 Tim Atwood & Lorrie Morgan / Bremen, Ga.

About Tim Atwood: Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for The Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with country legends Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on the rebroadcasts of Jim Ed’s TV series Nashville On The Road. Tim’s other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, Late Night With David Letterman, The Dailey & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX National News.