Tickets On Sale 7/28 at 10AM!
(Joliet, IL) – Two country icons are making a stop in Joliet on Friday, September 15th. Tanya Tucker and Sammy Kershaw will perform their classic hits on the Rialto Square Theatre stage, starting at 8 PM.
A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From her signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent.
Her style has proven to be timeless ever since she recorded her debut single “Delta Dawn,” at age 13. The single earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and launched Tucker into the national spotlight during the beginning of her teenage years. In 1972, she earned the “Top New Female Vocalist” award by the Academy of Country Music and in 1973 she had her first number one single, “What’s Your Mama’s Name.” Other classic hits include: “Can I See You Tonight”, “One Love at a Time”, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane”, and “It’s a Little Too Late”.
Sammy Kershaw has long been one of Country Music’s most definitive voices, with a legacy that stretches across three decades, encompasses gold and platinum sales, and includes numerous iconic hit singles. A native of Kaplan, Louisiana, Kershaw first broke onto the Country Music scene in 1991 with the sing-along hit “Cadillac Style.” He became one of the most-played male acts of the 1990s with such radio staples as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Love Of My Life,” and “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore.” He has earned Gold and Platinum recognition for such albums as 1991’s Don’t Go Near The Water, 1993’s Haunted Heart, and 1997’s Labor Of Love.
His latest album, “The Blues Got Me” was released last summer. It goes back to his Louisiana roots and the country soul singers that influenced him. This album followed up his 2015 release “I Won’t Back Down”, which is a mixture of all things Kershaw, ranging from the romantic yearnings of “Lay Back Down” and “Let’s Lay Here Forever” to the heartfelt regret of the haunting “I Had To Give That Up Too”.