Columbia Theatre presents Pam Tillis March 24
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Click on thumbnail for high resolution photo
HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will
present one of country music’s legendary ladies, Pam Tillis on March 24.
“An Evening with Pam Tillis” begins at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre. The event is sponsored by The Terry and Pamela King Endowment and The Shirley Wiginton Program Endowment.
“A Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, Pam Tillis has written songs for some of the top singers in and beyond Nashville, including many of her own hits. She has remained true to the honesty of country music, such as that sung by Mel Tillis, her famous father,” said C. Roy Blackwood, Columbia Theatre interim director. “Ms. Tillis is at the peak of her career with a fully mature voice providing delighted fans a rich, rewarding experience each time she performs.”
A recording artist, songwriter and Broadway star, Tillis has been a formidable force in country music since her first single hit the charts in 1990. In addition to winning three CMA Awards, two Grammies, and, most recently, an IBMA award, Tillis has also been inducted as an Opry member and has had her compositions recorded by artists as varied as Chaka Khan, Martina McBride, Highway 101, Juice Newton and Conway Twitty.
Tillis has 14 Top Five hits, including six that hit number one, and has sold over 6 million records. She also holds the distinction of being the first country entertainer to star in a Broadway Musical when she was cast in “Smokey Joe’s Café” in 1999.
Tickets range from $38 - $44 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.