The 2015 Celebrity Concert Series continues at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge with Shenandoah, featuring Marty Raybon, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8 pm.
The voice of such classic country hits as “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Next to You Next to Me” and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” is back. Marty Raybon is reuniting with Shenandoah, the band he co-founded in 1984 but left after the 1997 tour to travel other musical roads.
Raybon tells Rolling Stone Country that getting back together with bandmates Mike McGuire, Stan Munsey and Chris Lucas was a long time coming. “We were not a band that broke up because of dissension,” he insists. “We had our disagreements, as partners do in a business relationship, [but] we were then and remain to be friends. Returning to the band had actually been talked about on several different occasions throughout the years. I’ve always been truly proud of what we accomplished… the songs we recorded, the way they moved people. For years, all of us have heard what those tunes, those stories, meant to folks. We feel there is more to be said. So it’s time to reload and fulfill the request of fans who want to see us back together.”
Shenandoah recorded nine studio albums and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart including “Two Dozen Roses,” “I Want To Be Loved Like That,” “Moon Over Georgia,” “Mama Knows,” “Ghost In This House,” and many others.
Other upcoming acts in the Celebrity Concert Series at Country Tonite include:
Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan – July 24, 2015
Mickey Gilley and Ronnie McDowell – September 25, 2015
Don Williams – October 16 and 17, 2015
Gene Watson and Jeannie Seely – November 6, 2015
Ronnie Milsap – December 5, 2015
Country Tonite Theatre is located at 129 Showplace Blvd. in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Tickets for all concerts are available by calling the box office at 865-453-2003. Visit www.FirstClassConcerts.com for more information.