Among the most recognizable female artists in country music, Pam Tillis, Terri Clark and Suzy Bogguss will take the stage together at Wildhorse Resort & Casino.
The Chicks with Hits tour welcomes the trio Friday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Rivers Event Center. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $49 to $79 and are available at the Wildhorse Gift Shop or www.wildhorseresort.com. Active military personnel and veterans can purchase up to four tickets at a 20 percent discount by showing identification at the gift shop.
A no-host bar will be available during the show. In addition, a country dance after party, which includes free line dancing lessons, will be held in Cayuse Hall following the show.
The trio has racked up nearly 40 top 10 hits, sold more than 10 million records and received numerous awards. Each of the ladies possesses extraordinary guitar skills and captures their audiences with amazing acoustic sounds.
Tillis was born with country music in her blood as the daughter of country music star Mel Tillis. Determined from a young age to find her own way as a singer and songwriter, Tillis’ decades-long career has accomplished just that. Her rise to stardom began in the early 1990s with hits like “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life),” “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Shake the Sugar Tree” and “Spilled Perfume.”
She has six number ones and 14 top 10 singles. In addition, Tillis is a two-time Grammy Award winner and has received two Country Music Association awards.
As a songwriter, Tillis’ songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals and Conway Twitty.
Clark, a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer, is capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work. The winner of eight CMA Entertainer of the Year awards and five Female Vocalists of the Year awards, Clark has sold more than five million albums, with 13 top 10 singles.
Her major hits include “If I Were You,” “You’re Easy on the Eyes,” “Better Things to Do,” “I Just Wanna be Mad” and “Girls Lie Too.” Clark is the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Rounding out the trio, Bogguss has sold four million records with radio hits like “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Letting Go,” “Drive South” and “Hey Cinderella.”
But, you can’t peg Bogguss into one genre that easily. In 2003, she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson, “Asleep At The Wheel,” and in 2007 an album of original music landed her at number four on the jazz charts. While she can be called a country singer, that’s just the beginning of her talents. Bogguss is also a radio host, author and Grammy Award winner.
The three musicians are excited to be on the road together. Clark said she had been pondering putting together an all-female package for several years.
“There is a short list of women who can play and sing and have the hits to back it up,” she said
Bogguss agreed, saying each of them love singing, and have a desire to make people feel something with their songs.
“Our music blends beautifully, we all have an appreciation for tradition, folk and country rock and share many of the same influences,” Tillis said. “Between the harmonies and the humor, it’s going to be pretty darn fun.”