Country stars light up the stage June 27

Country stars David Frizzell and Amy Clawson will be in concert Thursday, June 27, at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. Each is a powerful, inspiring performer in their own right, but their collaborations and unique harmonies are favorites of country music listeners around the world.

There will be a meet-and-greet with Frizzell and Clawson for ticket holders at 6:30 p.m. Clawson will kick-off the exciting evening at 7:30, Frizzell will perform after a short intermission, and Clawson will join Frizzell for part of his show. The duo won the European Country Music Association’s collaboration of the year for the “Frizzell and Friends” album.

Tickets are $24.99, and $14.99 for 18 and under, at the box office at 715 Quince St., or 541-997-1994.

“This will be a tremendous show,” says Florence Events Center Director Kevin Rhodes. “Individually, David and Amy are excellent performers with a great playlist of traditional country music; and when they collaborate, it’s incredible. You will have a great evening.”

Frizzell is both legacy and legend of an unmistakable voice and a captivating style, with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Lefty Frizzell. David’s life and his career are tightly woven into the fabric of country music history and lore. The Frizzells share that raw, forlorn quality 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. Writing, producing, touring, and performing, he is a timeless and tireless entertainer who continues to share his many gifts to the delight of fans old and new across the U.S. and throughout the world.

Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens’ All American TV Show, had his first number-one country hit with “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” a duet with Shelly West that won the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, and was featured in Clint Eastwood’s film “Any Which Way You Can.” Frizzell also scored No. 1 Country Single with “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home.”

Clawson, an Arkansas native who lives in Florence, started her successful professional career as a teen. She grew up on country music with influences from rock, gospel and blues which colored the sound that eventually was to become so uniquely hers. Her shows span traditional country, rockin’ original country, and gospel — her favorite part of the show. Clawson’s exciting career is highlighted by performances alongside legendary entertainers like Frizzell, Blake Shelton, Florida-Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Alabama and many others.

Clawson has hit No. 1 on the charts with the duet “Why Wasn’t It Me?” with Frizzell and as a solo act with, “Cowboy Up.” Her most recent singles include “She Loved” and “Still Breathing.” She was instrumental in establishing the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, and the Mountain Home and Country Crossings Music Festivals with co-host Pam Tillis.

“Amy has been awesome to work with in building a new series of concerts here at the FEC,” Rhodes said. “The first, the Country Artists Tribute show (with Eric Church, Taylor Swift, and Kenny Chesney impersonators) was a success. This one, with David and Amy, will be excellent for fans of more traditional country music. I’m looking forward to producing two or three more with her this year and can’t wait to announce who is coming next to the Florence Events Center.”

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