WOJB is thrilled to present Grammy award-winning and platinum selling country artist Suzy Bogguss Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Park Center in Hayward.
Suzy Bogguss is an artist who constantly chases the muse wherever it may lead. She has put her stamp on country, swing, jazz, folk, Americana and roots music with style and grace.
Advance tickets are $35; admission at the door will be $40. In addition, 30 VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available for $85. VIP ticket holders are invited to a catered reception honoring Bogguss before the show, and will receive preferred seating in front of the stage. Tickets are available at www.WOJB.org/events or by calling (715) 634-2100,
Raised in a small western Illinois town, Bogguss broke into country music after nailing an audition for Dolly Parton and becoming the first featured female performer at Silver Dollar City, later to become known as Dollywood. Bogguss signed to Capitol Records and released her debut album “Somewhere Between,” which included the Top 20 hit single “Cross My Broken Heart” and earned the Top New Female Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music.
A duet with Lee Greenwood, “Hopelessly Yours,” garnered Bogguss her first of three Grammy nominations. Her third studio album, the platinum-selling “Aces,” yielded four hit singles: “Someday Soon,” “Outbound Plane,” “Aces” and “Letting Go,” the latter three reaching the country Top 10. At the 1992 Country Music Association Awards, Bogguss won the Horizon Award. Her 1994 album, “Simpatico,” consisted of duets with longtime friend and legendary guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins.
That same year, Bogguss’s Greatest Hits album was released and went gold. Later, she collaborated with Alison Krauss, Kathy Mattea and Crosby, Stills & Nash to contribute “Teach Your Children” to the AIDS benefit compilation album Red Hot + Country, produced by the Red Hot Organization.
The live performance of her album, “American Folk Songbook,” has been lauded by fans, critics and buyers as “a show not to miss.” Her appeal has never wavered and her fan base continues to grow with constant touring and regular appearances on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry.