Celebrating the country music industry, A Country Night in Nashville takes audiences to a Honky Tonk bar in the center of the birthplace of country music. The show recreates the history of country music, and includes stars of both the past and the present, including Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town and Dolly Parton.
Audiences will hear songs like “Follow Your Arrow,” “Ring of Fire,” “9-5,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Need You Now,” and “The Gambler.”
Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes display their stunning vocals and musicianship, with an outstanding performance by Shelly Quamby.
A Country Night in Nashville tour will make stops in Liverpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Poole, Leeds, Portsmouth, Sunderland and more.
Before taking the stage in A Country Night in Nashville, Shelly Quamby performed as a freelance vocalist for advertisements and recorded stage music.
The country music genre first emerged in the 1920s with roots in folk music and blues. Early artists like Fiddlin’ John Carson, Vernon Dalhart and Riley Puckett. The Carter family is largely considered an important part of early country music.
The Grand Ole Opry aired in 1925, with artists like Uncle Dave Macon, DeFord Baily and Roy Acuff.
The 1950s brought about the Rockabilly sub-genre, with country music legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash at the head of the movement. Cash produced smash hits like “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire.” Presley’s breakout hit in the 1950s was “Heartbreak Hotel.”
Country music would go through changes over the next few decades. In the 1970s and 1980s, the genre went through more changes, with new sub-genres, like Country Pop, Outlaw Country, Country Rock, Truck Driving country and Neocountry.
Dolly Parton was part of the country rock music movement, with hits like “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “9 to 5.” Parton’s music is featured in the show as well as Kenny Rogers and his hit “The Gambler.”
Artists from the latest generation of country artists are also included in the show, such as Lady Antebellum and their hit “Need You Now,” and Alan Jackson with his hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” The latter single was recorded with Jimmy Buffet.
Audiences have called A Country Night in Nashville “absolutely fantastic” and a “truly truly amazing show.”
The country music extravaganza will travel throughout the UK until late July, making several stops in cities each month.