Nothing says “Family” like these artists! Born or associated with country musics greatest artists, these 6 performers come together for an evening of family favourites as only they can perform them. Mary Haggard, Tommy Cash, David Frizzell, Georgette Jones, Michael Twitty and Dion Pride, perform their own family hits in this spectacular family show.
Backed up by “The Marty Haggard Band”, this show will be a crowd pleaser all year round.
Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Of course, everyone knows his Dad, Merle Haggard, who Marty considers “the best country singer/songwriter ever”. Marty was privileged to be a part of his Dad’s career and having the opportunity to meet many of the country greats as well as other celebrities and dignitaries. Unfortunately Marty’s Dad passed away April 6, 2016 on his 79th birthday. He will be greatly missed by all.
Tommy was born in Arkansas, one of seven children in his family, and eight years after his brother Johnny. He formed his first band in high school and enlisted in the Army after graduation. He deejayed for American Forces Radio Network. After the Army, Tommy played with Hank Williams Jr., and later gained a record deal from Musicor in 1965. A year later he joined United Artists and just missed the country Top 40 in 1968 with “The Sounds of Goodbye.” In late 1969, while on Epic Records, he delivered his biggest hit, a tune dedicated to JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King entitled, “Six White Horses.” 1970 saw a pair of Top Ten singles: “One Song Away” and “Rise and Shine”, and the Top 20 hit, “I Recall a Gypsy Woman.” Tommy continues to tour the globe, bringing to his audience the best in entertainment.
David Frizzell is one of the greatest voices in country music with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Lefty Frizzell. Both share that raw, forlorn quality that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes, but David’s voice is even more resonant and nuanced; a perfect instrument for conveying the deepest emotion of every lyric.
Tamala Georgette Jones (born October 5, 1970), who is a talented country and western singer and the only daughter from Country Music Royalty – George Jones and Tammy Wynette Georgette worked as a registered nurse for 17 years. She currently keeps her Nurses license renewed yearly just as her mom did with her Beauty Operator’s license. Georgette has released a few successful albums.
Country music cherishes family tradition and Michael Twitty is an integral part of that great heritage. He is the oldest son of rock and country legend Conway Twitty. Born November 25 in Helena Arkansas, Michael is not only carrying on his father’s celebrated legacy, he is making a mark of his own. Although Michael Twitty spent much of his early life following the footsteps of his father and other musical greats, one of Michael’s earliest memories was of riding a paddle wheel ferry boat down the Mississippi that was captained by his Papaw. His adored Mamaw loving instilled in him the values and integrity that are so important to Michael Twitty. But by age eight music had overtaken his life and Michael found himself under the spotlight on stage with his legendary father. Michael knew right then that this was where he wanted to spend the rest of his life.
Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through His performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and multi talented Instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass. At fourteen, he was performing. One of his songs titled “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his father and released on Charley Pride’s “Choices” album in 2011.
Dion played lead guitar and keyboards for his father, and opened His Father’s show for 5 years, but while touring on his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material. The audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back.