MYRTLE BEACH — On Sept. 27, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will appear together at The Calvin Gilmore Theater for their Grits and Glamour tour. Veteran recording artists and performers, they grace the country format with style, flair, and undeniable talent that is captivating and timeless.
Their career highlights are numerous and varied. Combined, they have recorded 28 top 10 hits, more than 18 million records sold, and 12 number one songs. There have been Grammys, CMA Awards, movie credits, television appearances, and Broadway performances. They have rocked arenas, helmed world-class symphonies, and toured on almost every continent. The show is only loosely scripted. Good-natured ribbing and off-the-cuff remarks are just part of the fun. They add tight harmonies to each other’s material, classic songs like Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” and “Mi Vida Loca,” and Morgan’s “Something In Red” and “Except for Monday” as well as new and original music from more recent recordings. The ladies are backed by some of Nashville’s finest musicians and singers. After years of working solo, both artists find teaming up fresh and interesting. They respect one another’s artistry, they respect each other as women, and they respect the fact that they’re carrying on the legacies of their fathers, late Opry star George Morgan and living legend Mel Tillis.
Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will be in Myrtle Beach for one night only, Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m. To buy tickets call 800-843-6779, visit TheCalvinGilmoreTheater.com or visit the box office.
The Grits and Glamour tour is just one of many in the new Myrtle Beach Performing Arts series launched at The Calvin Gilmore Theater. The series was launched with Garrison Keillor’s performance this past January. The Theater plans to bring you musical artists, but also to add in some high profile celebrity lecturers, authors, and political figures. Possible artists include Bill Bryson, Frank Abagnail, Pat Conroy, Michael Bolton, Kevin James, Rachel Ray and various Tribute Bands.
Gilmore says, “With its burgeoning local population, the area is ready for something new in entertainment—something that brings popular culture and an intellectual edge to the forefront.”
Gilmore Entertainment has long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, with the classic TCO show (The Carolina Opry) and their newest hits, Time Warp and Thunder and Light. Gilmore and his shows have been featured by USA Today, ABC Nightly News, Southern Living Magazine, Variety and a host of other newspapers and television shows. TCO is the only Myrtle Beach show to receive the coveted South Carolina Governor’s Cup, as well as being voted South Carolina’s Most Outstanding Attraction. In recent years, Gilmore has performed regularly on The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and he is designated as South Carolina’s Official Country Music Ambassador.
FMI contact Jordan Watkins at 843-913-1453, [email protected] or http://www.TheCarolinaOpry.com