Grammy-award winning recording artist Patty Loveless will perform in concert at the Plaza Theatre on Oct. 21.

“We are excited to have a star as famous as Patty Loveless appear on our stage. As an internationally known country music superstar, she shows the kind of performer it is possible to bring to Glasgow having the great facility that we do,” Steve Jones, Plaza Theatre director, said. “I have been asked several times if this is ‘the’ Patty Loveless who is going to be here. The answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ People just aren’t expecting this caliber of star to be at the Plaza. We hope this becomes the norm.”

Loveless’ appearance in Glasgow follows the Sept. 13 release of her album, “Dreamin’ My Dreams,” which is the 19th album she has recorded.

The new CD features a blend of many musical genres from rock-a-billy to the blues, as well as country, bluegrass and gospel.

“It is what I am,” Loveless said.

The title of the CD, “Dreamin’ My Dreams,” she said, reminds her of how she felt when she first came to Nashville and was living her dream of being a country recording artist.

Loveless began her career in country music at an early age.

At age 16 she sang with Doyle and Teddy Wilburn, who performed as the Wilburn Brothers, and it wasn’t long before she became friends with Porter Wagner and Dolly Parton.

“At a very young age I was socializing with some of the greatest,” she said.

The CD features 12 tracks, which were chosen from a long list of songs that were in consideration for the new album.

“I actually had one too many songs to choose from in order to get it to work,” Loveless said. “It was something like 43 songs and I said, ‘OK, we’ve got to start shaving away.’”

In putting the new CD together, Loveless said she wanted to give her fans the feel that they were at one of her concerts when they listened to it.

“When you close your eyes, it gives you that feel,” she said.

Loveless would be hard pressed to pick a favorite song from the CD.

“That’s like picking a favorite child,” she said. “I feel like I’ve been blessed to come across some really wonderful songs and writers who you can tell have really great souls.”

The first single to be released from the new album is “Keep Your Distance,” which was written by one of Loveless’ favorite songwriters, Richard Thompson.

“It’s just one of these songs I can really sink into,” she said. “It’s not a ballad. It’s very up.”

Other songwriters’ work featured on the album includes Jim Lauderdale, Julie and Buddy Miller, Thom Schuyler, Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, Steve Earle, Delaney Bramlett, Tony Arata, Pete Wasner, Lee Roy Parnell and Allen Reynolds, plus three co-written by Loveless and her producer husband Emory Gordy, Jr.

Guest vocals appearing on the CD include Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakum, who sings with Loveless on “Never Ending Song of Love.”

Loveless is originally from eastern Kentucky. She grew up in Pikeville and Elkhorn City, but the singer says she seldom gets a chance to go back to eastern Kentucky.

“Prestonburg has a little theater there that we play from time-to-time,” she said. “I was in Prestonburg this year.”

Tickets to see Loveless in concert at the Plaza Theatre are now available and are $38 for the orchestra front section, $33 for orchestra rear section, and $28 for the balcony. Prices do not include ticket processing fees and Kentucky sales tax.

For more information about concert tickets, call the Plaza Theatre at 361-2101 or visit the theater’s Web site at www.glasgowplazatheatre.org

GINA KINSLOW can be reached at gkinslow@glasgowdailytimes.com or (27)0 678-5171, ext. 230

– Kathy Mattea concert is Dec. 10

Country recording artist Kathy Mattea will appear in concert at the Plaza Theatre in Glasgow on Dec. 10.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. and can be purchased at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, via the phone, or online at www.glasgowplazatheatre.org.

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