The Gobbler Theater presents
Chicks With Hits 2017 Tour - Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss @ 8:15pm
Kirstie Kraus @ 7pm
Sat. November 4, 2017
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:15 pmThe Gobbler Theater
$45.00 - $55.00
This event is all ages
Three of country music’s shining female stars hit the road together this fall, stopping in Johnson Creek with their Chicks With Hits tour. Nashville divas Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss perform their guitar-pull style acoustic show and come together to play your favorite hit songs from their legendary careers. Combined, these mighty musical ladies have more awards and nominations than we can count, and all are members of the Grand Ole Opry. Don’t miss this chance to see them live at The Gobbler Theater.http://www.gobblertheater.com/event/1550554/
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark is a 3-time JUNO Award winner and 8-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 four 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. In October of 2017 Terri will join forces with Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss for a guitar-pull acoustic tour called the “Chicks With Hits Tour.” www.terriclark.com
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 Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With 6 number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. With more than 30 singles charting on US 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 3 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 2-time winner, a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee. Most recently, a 2 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 3rd 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 number 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.
“A lot of my material is about my personal experiences,” Kirstie says. “I am inspired every day by everything around me. Life is wonderful, and why not sing about it?” She certainly lives that ethos: Kirstie has been following her dream since she was a small child, singing songs for her large extended family in their Wisconsin living room. Mrs. Swishow, her first grade music teacher, was the first person to really encourage Kirstie. Her teacher took Kirstie’s mother aside and told her “You know your daughter can sing right?” Kirstie recalls, laughing. “This is when I started getting up on stages and my mom worked hard to find every musical outlet there was for a 6 year old including community theater, choir, and professional theater It completely opened up my world.”
It was this love of country music and songcraft that pushed her to go to Nashville – she began traveling back and forth to Tennessee while in high school, and now finds herself in Nashville for four months out of the year. Immediately from her first visit, she started getting to know writers and spending time in writing rooms, composing songs like “Ride to Remember” (written with Marc-Alan Barnette) which dropped as a single July of 2015 and was a featured anthem song for various bike nights. This single helped launch her rockin’ country band Thirsty Jones a forefront musical group in the Midwest.
The Gobbler Theater
350 N Watertown St
Johnson Creek, WI, 53038