A Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter with albums that have achieved gold and platinum status is coming to West Point.

Country music recording artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the West Point Community Theater on Sept. 29. The event is open to the public.

All seats for the 90-minute show are reserved.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $25 each.

Tickets can be purchased on the theater’s website at: http://westpointcommunitytheatre.org and can be printed off. Those without computer access may call Ann or George at 402-372-3070 or Vaughan at 402-380-8231 for tickets.

“I think it’s going to be fantastic,” said Vaughn Beed, community theater president. “She has a fabulous, very memorable voice. Once you hear it, you’ll never forget it. We’re excited to have her.”

Bogguss received a Grammy for “Best Traditional Folk Album” as part of “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.”

She recorded 10 albums with Capital Records. In 1991, her “Aces” album went platinum. A year later, her “Voices in the Wind” album earned the gold status.

“Something Up My Sleeve” and “Greatest Hits” went gold in 1933 and 1994, respectively.

Eight of her singles have cracked country music’s top 5, her website states. She has won numerous awards.

Bogguss also has performed on many national television shows including: “In Performance at the White House” (PBS); Austin City Limits; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; Live With Regis and Kelly; and The View.

She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

Her vocals can be heard on national radio commercials for Coca-Cola.

First discovered by talent scouts from Capitol Nashville while singing at Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park), Bogguss has collaborated with many influential songwriters including Chet Atkins, Steve Dorff and Pat Bunch.

Her new album, “Lucky,” is a collection of songs all written by the legendary singer and songwriter Merle Haggard and released on her own label Loyal Dutchess. Bogguss has said she didn’t try to imitate Haggard, but provides her interpretation of his songs.

Haggard, who had 38 No. 1 hits on U.S. country charts, died on his birthday on April 6, 2016. He was 79 years old.

“Not every artist has music that is as universal as Merle’s,” Bogguss said via her website. “It’s pretty heavy-duty stuff and I think that’s why to so many of us who sing and write songs, he’s such a king among us.

“He really is the poet of the common man.”

The area theater is at 237 N. Main St., in West Point.

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Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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