Heart has sold more than 35 million albums and achieved platinum status 20 times. The duo formed when the idea of two women leading a rock band was still groundbreaking. From the moment 1976’s “Dreamboat Annie” was released, they became stars.
With hits like “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Alone,” “What About Love” and “These Dreams,” the band became one of the biggest hit-makers in the 1970s and 80s.
In July, the legends dropped their 16th album, “Beautiful Broken.” Their first album in four years has the sisters exploring new songs and rediscovering favorites. Songs such as “City’s Burning,” “Down on Me” and “Sweet Darlin’” have been stripped and are delivered in an emotionally raw and velvety nature.
For a full list of upcoming tour dates and news, visit www.heart-music.com.
The band’s Grammy Award-winning 1989 debut “Pickin’ on Nashville” produced four Billboard hot country singles. The first, a cover of Bill Monroe’s classic hit "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine,” peaked at No. 25 on the U.S. Country chart.
The following year, “Dumas Walker” climbed to No. 15 on Billboard charts. "Oh Lonesome Me,” a Don Gibson cover song, and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Angel,” also from “Pickin’ on Nashville,” peaked, respectively, at No. 8 and No. 23 on the Billboard charts.
The Kentucky HeadHunters earned Best New Vocal Duo or Group award from the Academy of Country Music in 1989. The band earned Album of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year awards from the Country Music Association in 1990 and picked up another CMA Vocal Group of the Year award in 1991.
The Kentucky HeadHunters have released seven studio albums, including the band’s most recent, “Dixie Lullabies,” which was released in 2011 by their own label, Practice House Records.
Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Oct. 6.
Montgomery is known for his rich baritone voice and hits, including “Life’s a Dance,” “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident.)”
His body of work has received many awards, including the CMA Horizon, ACM’s Top New Vocalist, CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist and a Grammy nomination.
Co-headlining that night will be 1990s hit-maker Collin Ray, who has 24 Top 10 records and 16 No. 1 hits, and has been a 10-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, with five CMA nods and five ACMs.
The five dancers – Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin and sisters Maria Tallchief and Marjorie Tallchief- were reunited in Oklahoma in 1967 to dance “The Four Moons” as a part of Indian Festival.
Maria Tallchief had already retired by that time and did not attend, therefore, the five became four. The ballet, set to music by the Oklahoma native Louis Ballard, a Quapaw-Cherokee composer, consists of four solos that evoke each dancer’s tribal heritage. The Osage solo is dedicated to both Tallchief sisters, thus explaining the title, an Encore! Performing Society release states.
Eleven Native American dancers from Tahlequah, Fort Gibson, Stilwell and Keys will come together to bring the production to life.
Sydney Terry, Emma and Madison Sherron, Hadley Hume, Sinihele Rhoades, Stella and Mena Aldridge, Natalie Walker, Clistia Geary, Reece Cowart, Lacy Ullrich and Kerstyn Thompson are going to showcase the parts of younger and older ballerinas as they show their history in life and throughout the time period of their people, the release states.
The award-winning artist has enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being “Some Enchanted Evening” in 2007.
Garfunkel was revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is one of the biggest-selling albums.
Notable hits from his collection of solo work include “All I Know,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and "[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon.
For a full list of upcoming tour dates and news, visit www.artgarfunkel.com.
On Aug. 12, local artist Brent Giddens becomes “An Echo of the King” in an electrifying Elvis tribute show at 3 Rivers Tavern at 9 p.m.
Bad Moon Rising offers a raw, bayou rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival, beginning at 9 p.m. on Aug. 13. Both shows are free to the public.
Giddens is an Elvis tribute artist who competed in national competitions, including Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide competition where he earned the championship in 2010. The artist’s high-energy show features all the eras of Elvis’ career. His uncanny ability to entertain an audience and sultry re-creation of Elvis’ voice are unmatched.
In 1993, five talented musicians came together to form one of the most exciting tribute bands around today, Bad Moon Rising. Lead vocalist Brian Eldredge captivates audiences with show-stopping performances nationwide, effortlessly capturing the spirit that is John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The multiple Grammy Award nominee has sold more than 18 million albums, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six No. 1 hits. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music awards for Top Female Vocalist. McBride has been awarded 14 gold records, nine platinum honors, three double platinum records and two triple platinum awards.
Notable songs by the country sensation include “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” “A Broken Wing” and “Concrete Angel.” McBride’s latest album released this year features “Reckless,” the title track from the album.
She recently released her first book, “Around the Table,” a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice and themed décor inspiration.
McBride’s fight against domestic violence was recognized with the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award. She will bring her passion for family and music to help Sarah Cannon launch their national Band Against Cancer campaign this year with special concerts in selected markets.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band has a catalog of more than 60 albums and sales beyond $30 million worldwide. Their hits, including “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Saturday Night Special” and “What’s Your Name?” have earned them a spot in rock history.
Their latest album, “Last of a Dyin’ Breed,” was released in 2012 and followed up their 2009 release of “God & Guns,” which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Top 200, giving the band their highest debut since 1977.
The band enjoys a legacy of more than 40 years.
For a full list of upcoming tour dates and news, visit www.lynyrdskynyrd.com.
“Cherokee Christmas” can be purchased at all Cherokee Gift Shops, at the concerts or by calling CNYC Co-Director Kathy Sierra at 918-453-5638. The CD has 12 songs that were recorded this past summer.
“We are doing all styles of music from ‘Up On the Housetop’ and ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘O Holy Night,’” CNYC Co-Director Mary Kay Henderson said.
This is the third Christmas CD the choir has recorded. The previous one, “Comfort and Joy,” was released in 2006.
[BLOCKQUOTE]The choir’s CD release concert will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame at 401 S. Third St. in Muskogee. This event is free and open to the public. A second concert will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Wagoner Civic Center located at 301 S. Grant in Wagoner. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 918-485-3414.