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Pala Casino presents country star Clay Walker and Little Big Town in July

PALA – Pala Casino Spa Resort will present American country star Clay Walker Thursday, July 6 and American country music vocal group Little Big Town Friday, July 7, both performing live outdoors at the Starlight Theater at 8 p.m.

There's more to the duality of Clay Walker's debut Show Dog Nashville album "Texas To Tennessee" than the title. Certainly, the realities of place are as central as this comeback album's name implies: Nashville busily working toward the next fresh hit; Texas moving at its inimitable and familiar pace. There's also a mix of songwriting and production approaches, evident and more nuanced relationships between the songs themselves and the overarching presence of a naturally gifted vocalist who relentlessly pursues his own development as a singer.

But don't mistake those dualities for dichotomy – and certainly not polarity. In a storied career dotted with smash singles, platinum albums and countless honors and acclaim, maybe the connection between country's timeless themes and music-of-the-moment timeliness has been there all along.

Discovered in a Beaumont area bar by noted producer and head of Giant Records James Stroud – Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers – Walker was in his early twenties when he started rattling off a string of smash hits. Among them, "Live Until I Die," "Dreaming With My Eyes Open," "This Woman And This Man," "Hypnotize The Moon," "Rumor Has It," "Then What," "I Can't Sleep" and "She Won't Be Lonely Long." His self-titled debut album rocketed to platinum status, the first of four to cross the million-sold mark.

Grammy, ACM, CMA, and AMA award-winning group, Little Big Town – consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook– first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home," "Good As Gone" and Grammy-nominated "Little White Church."

The band's breakthrough albums Tornado and Pain Killer produced multiple #1 singles, including "Pontoon," "Tornado" and "Day Drinking," as well as the history-making, best-selling country single of the year "Girl Crush" (2015).

Critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated "The Daughters," "Over Drinking," and hit single "Wine, Beer, Whiskey" are the latest from the bands self-produced ninth studio album Nightfall, which was released at the top of the Billboard Country Charts in January 2020.

Little Big Town has earned more than 45 award show nominations and has taken home nearly 20 awards, including multiple Grammy, AMA, People's Choice, CMA, ACM awards, and an Emmy award.

Tickets are available at the Pala Box Office, http://www.palacasino.com or http://www.etix.com.

Submitted by Pala Casino Spa Resort.

 

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