WILKESBORO — The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present Shenandoah on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.
When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became known for delivering No. 1 hits like “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” as well as beautiful classics like “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to Be Loved Like That” and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a duet with Alison Krauss that won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991.
Shenandoah gained a national fan base with its self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, “The Road Not Taken,” that spawned their first top ten hits, “She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. Though they have secured their place in country music history, Raybon and McGuire are launching a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career by working on new Shenandoah music.
A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or [email protected] Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org or on Facebook.
The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties for our community.
The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.