SMITH RIVER – Grammy Award-winning country music star Pam Tillis will perform live in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lucky 7 Casino’s Tolowa Event Center.
Tickets for “An Acoustic Christmas with Pam Tillis” are $25 and are available at the Lucky 7 Casino Player’s Club or by calling 707-487-7777.
The Country Music Association (CMA) Vocalist of the Year has sold more than 6 million albums during her career. Tillis is best known for her hits “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life,” “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Shake the Sugar Tree” and “Cleopatra, Queen of Denial,”
Tillis has been a force in country music since her first single hit the charts in 1990. She has racked up 14 Top Five hits including six that hit No 1.
As a songwriter, Tillis has had her compositions recorded by artists as varied as Chaka Khan, Martina McBride, Highway 101, Juice Newton and Conway Twitty. She was one of the first women in Nashville to produce her own album.
In 1999 Pam showed her trademark versatility by being the first female country entertainer to star in a Broadway musical when she appeared in “Smokey Joe’s Café.” After performances on Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, Tillis expanded her television credits with roles in “Diagnosis Murder,” “Promised Land” and “LA Law.”
Tillis was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000 and signed with Sony Records that same year. Sony released the critically-acclaimed “It’s All Relative,” allowing her to pay tribute to her father, Mel Tillis.
In 2006, Tillis launched her own record label, Stellar Cat Records as “an A&R free-zone” for releasing her own albums away from the commercial confines of Nashville’s Music-Row. Stellar Cat Released “Rhinestoned,” Pam’s first studio album in five years and, just as with the Mel Tillis tribute record, it was met with glowing reviews.
During the Christmas season of 2007, Stellar Cat released Pam’s first holiday album, “Just in Time for Christmas.”