|Award-winning Restless Heart takes local stage on Saturday |
|Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:55 pm |
With over 27 years of musical history to their credit, the five original members of Restless Heart continue to thrill audiences nightly with their award-winning talent, showmanship and flawless harmonies on hits, including “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right),” “Bluest Eyes in Texas” and “Dancy’s Dream,” to name a few.
They’re definitely sure to thrill Saturday when they travel to Union City for the third of five concerts being staged by Community Con-cert Association of Union City/Obion County. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Union City Civic Auditorium.
Restless Heart signed a recording contract with RCA Records in 1984. With the release of their first album in 1985, the vocal style of Restless Heart became instantly identifiable — an intertwining five-part harmony with intensity and conviction. Led by Larry Stewart, with Dave Innis on keyboards, Greg Jennings on lead guitar and Paul Gregg on bass and with drummer John Dittrich, they brought a new, contemporary sound to Nashville. It was a sound with a touch of pop and country-rock — the sound which so strongly influences popular country acts of today, including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town.
Gold became the standard for the group with the release of their self-titled album. Three more gold albums followed between 1986 and 1991. With an additional six albums released through the years, Restless Heart has put 26 hits on the country charts with six climbing to No. 1 and nine others in the Top 10. Cross-over success, rare in the music world, was also theirs with six songs making the adult contemporary charts. “When She Cries,” named BMI Song of the Year in 1993, was followed by another top 10 crossover single, “Tell Me What You Dream.”
Early career Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations culminated in Restless Heart being named ACM’s Vocal Group of the Year. Never content to rest on their laurels, Restless Heart is constantly exploring new musical avenues, recently adding Christmas and symphony shows to their repertoire. Impacting four decades of musical history and driven by the musical force which brought them together so long ago, Restless Heart continues to thrill old and new fans by doing what they do best — appreciating their audiences and having a good time making great music.
Community Concert memberships include family for $95, adult for $45, senior for $40 and student for $25. Memberships are available to anyone who wishes to purchase them. Individual tickets for each concert will be available at the door.
Patron memberships are also available and include Whole Note for $1,000 or more, Half Note for $500-$999, Quarter Note for $250-$499 and Eighth Note for $100-$249.
The remaining shows include Carpe Diem String Quartet on March 31, 2012, and Billy Dean on April 28, 2012.
To become a member, send your name, address, phone and email, along with the appropriate fee, to Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 894, Union City TN 38281-0894. The number of family members (limited to seven), along with their names, should be specified.
Local members can also see reciprocal concerts being staged by Dyersburg Live on Stage! Those remaining concerts include Kurt Stephenson and the Steve Patterson Quartet on Feb. 18, 2012, and The American Tenors April 21, 2012.
For more information or to become a corporate sponsor of Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County, contact Mike Cox at 536-4569 or Chuck Doss at 886-1155 or visit www.communityconcertuc.org.
Published in The Messenger 11.17.11