Performance Series Features “An Acoustic Evening with Pam Tillis”

Pam Tillis
Photo Caption: “An Acoustic Evening with Pam Tillis” may include the hit songs “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “Shake the Sugar Tree” and “Cleopatra, Queen of Denial,” as well as others.

Tickets Still Available!


(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Oct. 21, 2013) - - - On Nov. 7, the 2013 – 2014 First Farmers Performance Series brings “An Acoustic Evening with Pam Tillis” to Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater. An undeniable formidable force in country music, Tillis lays claim to more than six million records sold, 14 Top Five singles and six number-one hits.

“Columbia State is thrilled to have Pam Tillis as part of the Performance Series,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. “Country music fans are going to enjoy this intimate, close-up performance from one of country music’s all-time leading ladies.”

Tillis won the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association in 1994, and in 2000, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Three CMA awards, two Grammys and one International Bluegrass Music Association award later, Tillis still composes her own music and has launched her own record label, Stellar Cat Records.

Not only was she one of the first women in Nashville to produce her own album, Tillis’ songs have been recorded by Chaka Khan, Martina McBride, Highway 101, Juice Newton and Conway Twitty. Prior to her success, Tillis idolized the people she now calls friends, including Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett and Clive Davis.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. show and are $20 for adults and $10 for students. To charge tickets by phone using a major credit card, call (931) 540-2879. Tickets can also be purchased at the Columbia State ticket office in the Pryor Administration building, room 108, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If tickets are still available the night of the performance, they can be purchased one hour prior to the show from the box office located in the Waymon L. Hickman building lobby.

The Cherry Theater is in the Hickman building on the Columbia campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. For more information, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Performance-Series.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.ColumbiaState.edu.

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