The Globe Gazette proudly presents Pam Tillis Uplugged at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12th, 2021. This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 Performing Arts and Leadership Series.
As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Her album “Put Yourself In My Place” yielded two #1s, two Top 5 singles, and one Top 20 hit. In its first year, the album was certified gold. Tillis followed with three platinum albums on Arista Records, “Homeward Looking Angel,” “Sweethearts Dance,” and an Arista “Greatest Hits.” Tillis also achieved six #1 songs during this time including “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis” while fourteen of Tillis’s other singles landed in the Top 10 and Top 20.
Tillis fell in love with music at an early age. Band, chorus, talent shows, church, and the creative community of Nashville all helped to shape the younger singer. As she grew up, Tillis was in a variety of bands, spanning from jazz and alternative country to Top 40. She sang demos and lent her voice to many national jingles including Coke, Country Time Lemonade, and a Coors Silver Bullet with country superstar Alan Jackson.
Pam Tillis has performed on the stages of Broadway in New York, modeled on the pages of Glamour Magazine, and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry. Some of Pam’s most memorable award moments are being a 3-time CMA Award winner, including the prestigious 1994’s Female Vocalist of the Year Award, and being nominated multiple times for Grammy’s Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She is also proud to be a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, and an America Music Award’s nominee.
Though Pam has rolled easily with the tides and has drawn something from every new twist the ever-changing country music world has shown her, Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. The results have been records that emanate an almost painful beauty. With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts, 10 studio albums including her favorite, the critically acclaimed tribute to her father Mel Tillis “It’s All Relative,” she has three other releases off her own label, Stellar Cat Records.
Pam Tillis’s acoustic trio is warm-hearted and intimate, perfect for a stage like the North Iowa Community Auditorium. You will experience that feeling of delight that comes from Pam singing exactly what she’s meant to sing at that moment.
Please note, all guests (over the age of three), staff, and volunteers are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Other mitigation efforts may also be in effect. Please visit www.niacc.edu/pals or call the Box Office to stay apprised of our most recent policies.
For tickets to the show, call the NIACC Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.niacc.edu/boxoffice.
The Broadway sponsor for the 2021-2022 Performing Arts and Leadership Series is Drs. Beck, Bhangoo, and Ondoma: Neurosurgery of North Iowa, P.C.
Platinum sponsors include Samuel & Patricia Congello, Mason City Clinic, Elizabeth Muse Norris Charitable Fund, Lee Foundation, Globe Gazette, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, and Principal Financial Group.
Gold sponsors include First Citizens Bank, First State Bank of Belmond, The G. G. George Family, Henkel Construction Company, MBT Bank & The Hanson Family Foundation, Northwoods State Bank, North Iowa Eye Clinic P.C., Stratford Foundation, Sukup Manufacturing Co., Holiday Inn Express, KGLO, KIMT, KLKK-FM 103.7, and Country Inn & Suites.