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Pam Tillis to perform at WCU on Sunday, Jan. 24

Country music star Pam Tillis will replace Juice Newton as the featured performer at a Galaxy of Stars Series performance at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.

Pam Tillis

Pam Tillis

Tillis has been a force in country music since her first single recording hit the charts and has racked up 14 top five hits including six songs that hit No. 1, and has sold more than 6 million records. She was one of the first women in Nashville to produce her own album, and was awarded the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year award by the Country Music Association in 1994.

In 1999, Tillis became the first female country entertainer to ever star in a Broadway musical when she appeared in Smokey Joe’s Cafe. She also has performed on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and “Late Night” with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Her acting credits include appearances on television series “Promised Land,” “Diagnosis: Murder” and “L.A. Law.”

Tillis is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis and Doris Tillis.

Newton, originally scheduled to perform, recently announced her retirement and had to cancel the engagement.

Tickets for the performance are available at bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or by calling the box office at 828-227-2479.

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