Join Us For Groovin’ In The Boro on Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m. with The Original Ladies of The Bluebird In The Round: Ashley Cleveland, Pam Tillis, and Tricia Walker for a captivating evening of songs and stories! Learn more about this event.
Award-winning singer/songwriters Ashley Cleveland, Pam Tillis, and Tricia Walker will come together for a special evening of songs and stories at HOP SPRINGS on Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m. These original Women in the Round will perform “Bluebird Cafe Style” to support The Journey Home. Tickets for the fundraiser are $75 and include a barbecue dinner from The Firey Pig (thefireypig.com), a cash bar, and a silent auction featuring artisan items and experiences starting at 6:30 p.m. To find out more about sponsorship information, special seating, VIP tickets, and reception, contact Lis Couser at LCouser@LoveGodServePeople.org or 865.278.8757.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Ashley Cleveland is a three-time GRAMMY® and two-time Dove Award winner who has released 10 critically acclaimed albums. Her most recent album, One More Song, was released in 2018 featuring 11 songs, many of which are autobiographical and touch on themes such as addiction recovery, loss, leaving home, and more. Prior to that, Cleveland released 2009’s God Don’t Never Change featuring songs rooted firmly in a “host of traditions — Black spirituals, folk songs, 18th-century hymns, gospel blues, and jubilee.” The album was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2010 for Best Traditional Gospel Album. Three of her albums have been on Billboard’s year-end best list and, in addition to her own recordings, she has contributed background vocals on over 300 records over the course of her career. Cleveland resides in Nashville with her husband, Kenny Greenberg, and their three children, Rebecca, Henry, and Lily.
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. Her 1991 album Put Yourself In My Place yielded two No. 1 hits and two Top 5singles in its first year when the album was certified gold. Tillis followed with three platinum albums on Arista Records. Tillis achieved six No. 1 songs during this time, including “Shake the Sugar Tree”, “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Tillis is a two-time GRAMMY winner, six-time GRAMMY nominee, and a three-time CMA award winner, including winning Female Vocalist Of The Year in 1994. She is also a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry.
Tricia Walker is a singer and songwriter whose songs are steeped in the passion, pain and grace of the American South. Born and raised in Mississippi, Walker has become one of the clearest voices of her own time and place. Her music has been recorded by Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, and Alison Krauss, whose performance of Walker’s “Looking in the Eyes of Love” earned a GRAMMY. A recording artist herself, Walker’s 2019 album, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Eye, is a collection of songs with a continued perspective of the South with lyrics and melodies that reflect her folk, R&B and storytelling influences. Walker’s instrumental skills earned her a spot backing Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, with whom she played for six years. She also toured extensively with Shania Twain and Paul Overstreet as a keyboard player and vocalist. Along with Pam Tillis, Karen Staley, and Ashley Cleveland, Walker was a founding member of “Women in the Round,” one of the most celebrated foursomes at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe.