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January 17, 2014

Amy Grant, Loretta Lynn schedule shows in Winnie

WINNIE, Texas — Two women considered to be music royalty will travel to Southeast Texas for concerts this year.

Amy Grant, the “Queen of Christian Pop,” and Loretta Lynn, the “First Lady of Country Music,” will perform separate concerts at Nutty Jerry’s Entertainment Complex in Winnie this winter and spring, respectively.

Grant, 53, will perform on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the venue. Tickets are $30 - $50 for all ages and go on sale Monday, Jan. 20 at www.nuttyjerrys.com or by calling 877-643-7508.

Grant is best known for her string of Christian music hits such as “El Shaddai,” “Father’s Eyes” and “Angels.” She has sold over 30 million albums across the world and is arguably the best-selling contemporary Christian music artist.

Grant, who has won six Grammy Awards, as well as 25 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, has two No. 1 hit singles on the U.S. Top 40 chart with “The Next Time I Fall,” a duet with Peter Cetera in 1986, and “Baby Baby” in 1989.

Grant is still touring in support of her May 2013 release, her 17th studio recording, “How Mercy Looks from Here.” The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and features the singles “Don’t Try So Hard” and “If I Could See (What the Angels See).”

Visit www.amygrant.com for more information.

Country music legend Loretta Lynn returns to the area for a concert on Friday, May 9, at Nutty Jerry’s. Tickets are $35-$50 for all ages and go on sale Monday, Jan. 20 as well.

Lynn, 81, has released 54 studio albums and more than 80 singles during her six decade long career. She has 16 No. 1 hit singles to her credit, including songs “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “She’s Got You,” “Trouble in Paradise,” “One’s on the Way” and more.

Lynn, who has sold more than 30 million albums around the world, released her last studio album,” Van Lear Rose,” in April 2004. The album was produced by Jack White of The White Stripes and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 24 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

Visit www.lorettalynn.com for more information.

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