French Lick Resort's 2017 Concert Season

 
We’re kicking off 2017 with five great performances. Check out our spring concert season!




Maddie & Tae         January 20, 2017
Maddie & Tae
Fans love their powerful sound with swooping harmonies and full-tilt lyrics. Maddie & Tae’s first #1 platinum-selling hit, “Girl in a Country Song” is a straight-up yet humorous musical declaration that lampoons “bro-country” as too stereotypical and cliché where women are concerned. The duo’s debut album, Start Here, was released in 2015 making the Billboard Top 200, hitting number two on the country charts. With their zest for life and an outright audaciousness, this pair continues to embrace country music on their own terms.


Marty Stuart         March 17, 2017
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart has been capturing life and sharing it through country music for over four decades. Stuart was thirteen when he began playing mandolin with the legendary Lester Flatt. He went on to tour with Johnny Cash and played alongside country legends Bill Monroe, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. By the late 1980s, Stuart had become a country music star himself, but that wasn’t exactly the legacy he wanted. In the 1990’s, Stuart decided to reset his image, vowing to return to the country music of his youth; the traditional music he loved.  After forming his backup band, The Fabulous Superlatives, Stuart released The Pilgrim, a concept album. Stewart decided this was the sound he had been searching for. His latest album Saturday Night & Sunday Morning with the Fabulous Superlatives offers a rousing blend of his original hits, cover classics and gospel hymns – country music with a kick of Americana. Now that’s a legacy Marty Stuart is comfortable with.

Connie Smith         March 17, 2017
Connie Smith
Her genius for phrasing, perfect diction and an extensive vocal range has delighted fans and fellow country singers for decades. Considered one of the best country female vocalists ever, Connie Smith loves to sing and that intensity captivates her listeners when she belts out a song. Smith strikes a traditional country mood that keeps her music in listener’s hearts. She’s also no stranger to writing songs – especially with Marty Stuart (her husband) who co-wrote five of the songs on her latest album, Long Line of Heartaches. In 2012, Connie was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – county music’s highest honor. She has 20 Top Ten Billboard singles, 31 charting albums – 3 that have hit number one, and has earned 11 Grammy award nominations for her dazzling vocals. Connie is a frequent performer at the Grand Ole Opry and has been called “The Rolls-Royce of Country Singers.”

Jamey Johnson                  March 18, 2017
Jamey Johnson
Known as a man of few words, Jamey Johnson’s country songs are legendary for the meanings and emotions they evoke. He’s been called “one of the greatest country singers of our time” by the Washington Post. Johnson is an eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. His 2008 album That Lonesome Song was certified platinum for one-million in sales and his 2010 double album The Guitar Song received gold certification. He has also won two Song of the Year trophies from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association for “Give It Away” and “In Color.” The Alabama native is comfortable belting out a honky-tonk tune or singing his searing lyrics with intense and heart-felt emotion. Jamey Johnson is truly a country force to be reckoned with.

Kool & The Gang         April 29, 2017
Kool & The Gang
Celebrate good times when Kool and the Gang wrap up the spring concert series at French Lick Resort.
With over 70 million albums sold worldwide, Kool and The Gang has influenced three generations of music lovers with their incredible blend of jazz, funk and soul. The group has earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 31 gold and platinum albums, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and a star of The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band has also received the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Chairman Award for lifetime achievement in record sales. In 2006, the group re-entered the Billboard R&B chart with “Steppin’ Into Love.” Kool and The Gang has played for 50 years and is still one of the most active touring bands to the delight of their millions of fans world-wide.

Get your tickets now by calling (812) 936-5832 or visit FrenchLick.com.
 
By Joy Neighbors


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