Tyler, Tx — Liberty Hall will present Texas Country artist Gary P. Nunn in concert on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
Gary P. Nunn has been taking Texas to the Country and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as a founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music.
His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. And now he is touring to celebrate the release of his newest album, “One Way or Another”.
“There is a little humor, a little heartache, and a lot of good ole Texas fun, plus one flat out rocker titled ‘Cowboy Boots and Telecasters,’” said Nunn.
In addition to the many gold albums on which Nunn has played, written and published songs, he has earned a number of notable awards and honors over the years. He was named an Official Ambassador to the World by Texas Governor Mark White and Governor Rick Perry also declared him an Ambassador of Texas Music. In 2004, he was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame, the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock as well as the Texas Department of Commerce and Tourism’s Roster of Lone Star Greats who are leaders in the fields of art, athletics and music.
Opening for Gary P. Nunn is local favorite, Blacktop Gypsy. Founding members, Heather Stalling and Andie Kay Joyner grew up in musical families that exposed them to bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music. For the next decade, they backed Texas artists, such as Mark David Manders, Max Stalling, Johnny Lee, Tommy Alverson, Bob Schneider, and others.
They held a Tuesday night residency at the legendary Dallas honky-tonk, Adair's Saloon, for almost a year, until 2006. They then added Steven Cooper on lead guitar, Phillip Cardon on drums/percussion, Jay New on bass guitar, and Darcy Starcher on background vocals, and are turning the page to a new era in Americana music.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online for $18 at www.LibertyTyler.com or at the door 30 minutes prior to the show for $25 (cash only, if not sold out).
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