Saturday, May 10th- David Phelps
David Phelps has been gifted with one of the most amazing voices of our time, extending over 8 octaves, and bringing audiences to their feet across the world’s most prestigious venues. His list of recognition goes on and on with Grammy awards, Dove awards, a spot in the Gaither Vocal Band, and features on the PBS network. Despite numerous offers to explore the realms of secular music, Phelps stood firm to his beliefs and love for Christian music. David compels you into a gallery of intimate, melodic portraits. Each song ventures past the usual, musical imagery. Through a creative collaboration of instruments and intellect, Phelps unveils the Art of reflecting the Ultimate Life, while going about the day-to-day events of living.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Premium reserved tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Reserved tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. GA tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m. day of show.
Thursday, July 17th- The Heart Behind The Music Songwriter’s Showcase featuring Billy Dean, Deana Carter, Bryan White, and Teddy Gentry
You have definitely heard one of Deana Carter’s hit songs at some point in your life. Strawberry Wine, We Danced Anyway, and How Did I Get There have all been Billboard country chart toppers and her 1996 debut album Did I Shave My Legs For This? went 5x Multi-Platinum in the U.S. After showcasing her own blend of country and retro-rock sprinkled with the folksy singer/songwriter qualities that have garnered her well-deserved respect and wild acclaim years ago, Carter is back with her latest album Southern Way of Life which was released late last year.
Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on Star Search and has recorded 8 studio albums since 1990, of which 4 have been certified Gold. He has generated more than 20 hit singles on the Billboard Country charts including 11 Top Ten hits. His biggest hits include Only Here For A Little While, Somewhere In My Broken Heart, You Don’t Count The Cost, Only The Wind, Billy The Kid, It’s What I Do, Buy Me A Rose, and Let Them Be Little.
Bryan White has charted seventeen singles on Billboard’s Country Charts, had six number one singles, two platinum records, two gold records, and has even joined forces with Shania Twain for the wildly successful From This Moment On. He has garnered several awards for himself, including a Grammy, a CMA Horizon Award, and an ACM Top Male Vocalist award among them. He has also been the writer behind several fellow artists’ climb to the top including Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio. White has just completed his eighth studio album entitled Dustbowl Dreams, which exudes the theme to never forget your roots. It is a sonic sensation infused with stories about real life, coupled with pocket-grooves, rootsy acoustic parts, soaring pop-country melodies, and a passionate and energetic delivery that reaches into your soul touching on subject matter we all can relate to.
Teddy Gentry is a true down-to-earth musician, who plays by ear and has even made known that he enjoys reading his fan mail; always extending thanks for their support of his career over the years. He has written hundreds of songs including many of Alabama’s hits such as How Do I Fall In Love, Why Lady Why, My Home’s In Alabama, Fallin’ Again, Give Me One More Shot, and Sad Lookin’ Moon, to name a few. Teddy was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in November 2005, along with his fellow Alabama band members. As part of his acceptance speech Teddy remarked, “Being put into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the greatest achievement of Alabama’s career. I am moved and honored to be in the elite company of my heroes.” One of Teddy’s favorite career memories was the night ACMA presented Alabama with “The Entertainer Of The Year Award,” a dream come true for him and the band.
Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 Premium Reserved, $25 Reserved, $25 General Admission. Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m. day of show.
Friday, July 25th- Mel Tillis
Country music legend, Mel Tillis, started performing in the early 50’s with a group called The Westerners while serving as a baker in the United States Air Force. In 1956, Webb Pierce recorded a song written by Mel entitled I’m Tired, which came to launch Mel’s musical career. Mel has written well over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists including Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town, Kenny Rogers’ Detroit City, Bobby Bare’s Emotions, Brenda Lee’s I Ain’t Never, Webb Pierce’s Burning Memories, Ray Price’s Thoughts of a Fool, George Strait’s Honey (Open That Door), and Ricky Skaggs’s Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Towm. Mel Tillis has been in the music/entertainment business now for 50 plus years.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Premium reserved tickets $40, Reserved tickets $30, General admission tickets $30. Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m. day of show.