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March 15, 2014

Tillis, Morgan unite for March 22 concert in Crockett

CROCKETT —

Country music divas Pam Tillis and Lorri Morgan will bring their music to the stage during the one-night-only “Grits & Glamour” show Saturday, March 22.

The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association will present the show starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Crockett Civic Center.

The veteran recording artists are currently delighting old and new fans across North America on their “Grits and Glamour” Tour. From the road to the red carpet, on center stage in the theater or under the spotlight in a honkytonk, these two women are comfortable in their high heels.

Formed in 2009, the Grits and Glamour tour is a “together is better” event. 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 Nashville musicians and singers.

After years of working solo, both artists find teaming up fresh and interesting.

“Although we've practically grown up together, running in the same circles and backstage at the Opry as children, it truly is a newfound friendship,” Tillis said.

Morgan agreed.

“We've known one another for years but over the last few years we've grown from 'someone you know' to having a real 'got your back' kind of friendship.”

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, County Music Association awards, movie credits, television appearances and Broadway performances. They have rocked arenas, helmed world-class symphonies and toured on almost every continent.

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