St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will kick off their dynamic 2019/2020 concert season with the award-winning country music artist Lee Ann Womack on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Womack has earned six Country Music Association Awards (including Single and Album of the Year), five Academy of Country Music Awards, a Grammy, and much more. She has been praised by The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. Lee Ann Womack has sung for multiple presidents and performed award-winning duets with everyone from Willie Nelson, John Prine to John Legend.
St. Cecilia Music Center Executive Director Cathy Holbrook says, “We are so excited to kick off our new season with Lee Ann Womack, one of the best-known female country singers. From her popular earlier hits like, ‘I Hope You Dance’ to the powerful new rootsy selections from her latest album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ those who come to this concert will see how Lee Ann masterfully captures her audience with her beautiful voice, presence and skillful execution”.
Her latest album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ has transformed her sound back to her roots – a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues. Womack, an East Texas native says, “I could never shake my center of who I was. I’m drawn to rootsy music. It’s what moves me.”
According to a recent interview on NPR, “Womack has long been known for her singing voice, a pedigree that extends back to her mainstream country roots in the late 1990s and has been a primary focus of her career ever since. The Texas-based artist can belt with the best of them, but outshines many of her contemporaries with an unrivaled vocal agility. Her startling precision is matched only by her passion, a combination that lends even the slightest quaver in her voice an emotional resonance that would be lost on lesser talents.”
For more about the artist, videos and audio releases see leeannwomack.com.
Season subscription tickets to the 2019-2020 Spectacular Jazz Series and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concert Series are now available at special rates by calling 616-459-2224 or visiting St. Cecilia Music Center at 24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, 49503 or online for new subscribers at scmc-online.org. Single tickets to chamber, jazz, and folk concerts are also on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224 or online at scmc-online.org. For each concert, a post-concert party is open to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to possibly meet the artists and obtain signed CDs of their releases. There will also be pre-concert receptions for the CMS of Lincoln Center concerts and the Jazz Series concerts featuring wine and hors d’oeuvres for $15 per person.
Series Subscribers are offered with great benefits including:
- 15-20% discount off single ticket prices
- A discounted rate on pre-concert reception ticket price ($10 per person per reception in the Jazz or Chamber Music series – discounted from $15 per person per reception)
Ticket prices: There is a $2.50 fee for all single tickets. All concerts start at 7:30pm. All concerts include a post-concert party for concert ticket holders.