Gary Timbs to perform in Staples
Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
The concert is underwritten by Unity Bank.
Gary is an Atlanta native and a Nashville music veteran. He is a dynamic performer who has toured with several acclaimed groups, including the Grammy-winning
Statesmen Quartet and Country Music Hall-of-Famer
Sonny James. He has jammed with Elvis Presley, the
Statler Brothers and George Jones and he’s performed with Mickey Gilley as guest pianist.
Gary was with the Statesmen when their album, “I
Believe in Jesus” was nominated for a Grammy, an album which included two songs he wrote. One of those songs, “Roll Back River Jordan” was nominated for the Gospel
Dove Award’s ‘Song of the Year,’ losing out to Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord.” That same year, Gary was nominated for a Dove Award as ‘Most Promising New Artist.’
The concert will also mark the debut of Gary’s new
CD. Songs on the CD that will be performed at the concert, include “Georgia on My Mind,” Sonny James hits “Young Love” and “Bright Lights, Big City,” Elvis standards “Love Me Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” Hank Williams’ “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,” and the gospel songs “Stand By Me,” “That’s Enough,” and Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
Still to come on this year’s Arts Council season are
The James Sewell Ballet, performing to the music of
Rogers & Hart; and, Clocks and Clouds, where classical and rock music meet.
For more information, check out the arts council’s website at www.staplesmotleyarts.org
Tickets are available online, at the Arts Council’s website and also at the Community Education Office of the
Staples Motley Public Schools at 218-894-2497.