Classic country music legend performs in Pearland
The 12th Annual Tony Booth Day returns to Pearland on Saturday, May 4 at Billy’s Hall, 4070 Wells Drive. Booth along with a collection of country music artists bring a Texas dancehall vibe to Pearland during the annual event.
This year’s event features several performers including Marty Haggard, eldest son of Country music legend Merle Haggard and Brian Collins. Additional performers include Glenda Hundl, Texas Express Band, Dana Rowan, Rhonda Walters and Ed Gary on Saturday night’s line-up.
Marty Haggard is traveling and performing to pay tribute to his dad in song and story. Brian Collins charting over 15 songs in his music career had a number one single with “Statue of a Fool”. He wrote and charted “Hello Texas”, and later Jimmy Buffet recorded the song. Ed Gary is an actor/performer appearing in the movie “Smokie and the Bandit” with Burt Reynolds. Ed performs across the Unites States and has his own Opry in Arizona.
“Being able to perform our 12th annual event is a great honor. Having County Judge and Brazoria County Commissioners declare the first Saturday in May, Tony Booth Day in Brazoria County means a lot to me. I want to thank all the fans that show up for this event, it’s not possible without the fans,” according to Booth.
Tony Booth Hits
Inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014, Booth at 19 became familiar with the comment, “What they call country music today is not really country.” His style of music continues to be considered real country. In 1973 Booth was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music along with Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Ray Price and Charley Rich. The Tony Booth Band won Band of the Year from the Academy of Country Music 1970-1972.
Booth recorded 12 albums for United Artist, Capital, MGM and Heart of Texas. Hit records include Keys in the Mailbox, Lonesome 7-7203, Cinderella, When a Man Loves a Woman, Carwash Blues, Old Faithful, Happy Hour, Secret Love.
Today, Booth performs 40-50 shows per year including gigs in Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden and of course Texas. Purchase tickets in advance for Tony Booth Day by calling Lynn Brown at 713-252-9773, tickets will also be available at the door.
“We’re proud to host Tony Booth Day as an annual event drawing music fans from across the state to Pearland. Live music fans can also enjoy music at some of Pearland’s local restaurants – Central Texas Style BBQ, Big Horn BBQ, Sam’s Boat and King’s Biergarten in addition to Opry on the Square, an outdoor concert held at the Pearland Town Center,” according to Kim Sinistore, Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director.
Country music fans can plan a weekend stay for Tony Booth Days by taking advantage of special hotel rates offered by Pearland hotels. For details go to www.visitpearland.com/tonyboothday.