Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lee Ann Womack coming to Grass Valley

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack are performing in Grass Valley later this year, according to The Center for the Arts and the musicians.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is performing on Sunday, September 7. “The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and 40s.

“A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity,” as The Center observes.

“Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.”

Lee Ann Womack is performing in Grass Valley on Friday, October 24 — in between shows in Redding and Napa on a West Coast tour. Womack is best known for her old fashioned-style country music songs, redolent of Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. Her 2000 single, “I Hope You Dance” is her signature song.

Womack was among the thousands of mourners who attended the funeral of poet and author Maya Angelou at last month. During the funeral, Lee Ann performed “I Hope You Dance” in Angelou’s honor.

“I wanted songs that talked about how life really is, the raw spots, the tough places, the meltdowns and messy parts,” laughs the always sunny Texan. “Hard, sad, rough… all the stuff people pretend doesn’t exist! Because once you embrace that, you can figure out what to do; or not do!”

As the Wall Street Journal reported: “It’s been six years since Lee Ann Womack last released an album, but the country star returns this fall with “The Way I’m Livin’.”

Tickets for both shows go on sale to The Center’s “Encore” members July 8 at noon, to Center members on July 15 and to the general public on July 29.

For more information about the the Glenn Miller Orchestra and tickets, visit HERE.

For more information about Lee Ann Womack, visit HERE.

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