Western, country and bluegrass series at Webb Center

For its thirteenth season, the Webb Center is presenting world-class artists in western, country and bluegrass music.

Jimmy Fortune

Jimmy Fortune

Rex Allen Jr. and the Diamond W Wranglers will open the 2013-2014 Season on Sunday, November 3. The troubadours are performing a special fundraising concert with proceeds benefiting the Historic Saguaro Theater. A living legacy of country western music, Rex Allen Jr. had several Top 40 singles during his recording career, including “Lonely Street” and “It’s Over.” With inspiring harmonies, the Wranglers perform classic western music ballads like “Streets of Laredo” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.”

Making his Webb Center debut, Mark Chesnutt will perform as an acoustic trio to deliver his biggest hits with trademark vocals in November. Neo-honky tonker Chesnutt shaped the sound of the new country music generation in the 1990s with a string of Top 10 hits like “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “Old Flames Have New Names,” and “Goin’ Through the Big D.”

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Fortune is bringing an acoustic show of classic county music to the stage in January. During a 21 year career with the Statler Brothers, Fortune wrote three of the band’s No. 1 hits and co-wrote two other Top 10 singles. He now performs a solo acoustic show blending Statler classics and original country songs.

Pam Tillis

Pam Tillis

In March, Nashville superstar Pam Tillis will be joined onstage by two female artists on acoustic guitar, mandolin and fiddle. A CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Tillis is a two-time Grammy Award-winner with six #1 singles and six million records sold. The singer-songwriter 14 Top Five hits such as “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Shake the Sugar Tree” and “Let That Pony Run.”

Later in the month, the Del McCoury Band will perform a night of first-rate traditional bluegrass and original compositions. Considered the “King of String Bands,” McCoury and his band are the most honored group in bluegrass history with more than thirty awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and multiple Grammy Awards.

All Webb Center tickets are now on sales; call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to reserve your seats or visit the artist’s event pages for more details, video previews or to buy tickets.

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