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Wynonna Tickets on Sale at UT Tyler Cowan Center

September 1, 2010

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Beverley Golden
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Tickets for the 2010 – 11 season opener featuring Wynonna are available at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Susan Thomae-Morphew, Cowan Center executive director, announced.

Sponsored by Park Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, country music icon Wynonna will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

Media sponsors are the East Texas Radio Group, KETK and Fox 51.

Tickets are $46, $56, $66, $71 and $76 and can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424, or online at www.cowancenter.org. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Box office opens at 4 p.m. on the day of the event.

One half of the ever-popular duo The Judds, Wynonna has established an illustrious career as a solo artist.

Throughout her 26-year career, she’s sold more than 30 million albums and earned five Grammy Awards. In 1994, she was named Top Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Rolling Stone has called her the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.

She’s known for such solo hits as “No One Else on Earth,” To Be Loved by You” and “She Is His Only Need.”

“This concert is your chance to witness the talents of a legendary entertainer and see why she continues to inspire legions of fans with her music and life story,” Thomae-Morphew added.

The early-1980s launch of The Judds, featuring Wynonna and her mother Naomi, found the duo being credited with ‘single-handedly saving country music,’ according to Time magazine. Their kitchen-table harmonies and home-spun rapport was a breath of fresh air to a stagnant country music scene at the time.

On her seventh studio album, Sing: Chapter 1, Wynonna celebrates 25 years of her epic journey by giving listeners a garden-seat glimpse of those extraordinary influences and the songs that inspired her.

Wynonna’s first studio album in six years, Sing pays homage to 11 country, rock, blues and soul-baring standards originated by legendary artists that have formed the unique soundtrack to her own life.

Songs include the swinging Big Band tilt of “That’s How Rhythm Was Born,” first recorded by The Boswell Sisters; “Till I Get It Right,” the Tammy Wynette heartbreaker; “Ain’t No Sunshine,” the Bill Withers classic;” I’m A Woman,” popularized by Maria Muldaur - and Merle Haggard’s 1980s country lament, “Are The Good Times Really Over For Good.” The album also contains spirited rockers, such as “I Hear You Knocking” and the Stevie Ray Vaughan corker, “The House Is Rockin’,” among others.

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