Event Details

Family Tradition:
Haggard, Cash, and Jones
WISCONSIN MUSIC ARTS FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:30 PM
Monroe High School Performing Arts Center

1600 26th Street, Monroe

“A Show You Can’t Miss!”
- Rolling Stone



 

Haggard, Cash, and Jones. Nothing speaks of “family” like these artists!  Marty Haggard (son of Merle Haggard), Tommy Cash (brother of Johnny Cash), and Georgette Jones (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) join forces to present an unforgettable and memorable evening of great music and family stories.

Their names are recognizable and their talent unmistakable. But these three artists do not rest on the laurels of their famous families. Each are accomplished singers, songwriters, and musicians in their own right who have created their unique style and sound. They perform and entertain with engaging conversation, wit, and charm, while giving a superb concert.

Marty Haggard, Tommy Cash, and Georgette Jones will forever be a part of country music royalty, who proudly carry on the “family tradition.”

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Marty Haggard 
was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Of course, everyone knows his Dad, Merle Haggard, who Marty considers “the best country singer/songwriter ever.” Marty was privileged to be a part of his Dad’s career and having the opportunity to meet many of the country greats as well as other celebrities and dignitaries. Unfortunately Marty's Dad passed away April 6, 2016 on his 79th birthday. In 1979, Marty began touring with his own band, then in 1981 signed with Dimension Records. From 1983 to 1985 he travelled with his Dad, singing harmony and playing guitar. In 1986, he signed with MTM Records and released Trains Make Me Lonesome, a song which garnered him a nomination as best new male vocalist. In 1995, Marty signed with Critique/BMG. Marty's love for his Dad's music inspired him to begin a project titled A Tribute to Merle Haggard "My Dad." In 2010 he began performing a tribute to his dad in Branson, Missouri until 2012. In 2011 he also recorded his second tribute album to his Dad. Marty has spent the last 6 years performing all over the United States and Canada plus England, Ireland and Scotland. He also performs yearly in Casa Grande, Arizona at the Paramount Theatre. Marty is currently working on a new album of his own music and plans on recording more of his Dad's songs soon.

Tommy Cash is 
one of seven children in his family; eight years younger than his brother Johnny. Tommy formed his first band in high school and enlisted in the Army after graduation. He deejayed for American Forces Radio Network. After the Army, he played with Hank Williams Jr., and later gained a record deal from Musicor in 1965. A year later he joined United Artists and just missed the country Top 40 in 1968 with The Sounds of Goodbye. In late 1969, while on Epic Records, he delivered his biggest hit, a tune dedicated to JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King entitled, Six White Horses. 1970 saw a pair of Top Ten singles: One Song Away and Rise and Shine, and the Top 20 hit, I Recall a Gypsy Woman. Tommy continues to tour the globe, bringing to his audience the best in entertainment.

Georgette Jones is a stellar traditional singer and seasoned entertainer. She is the only daughter of Country Music Royalty – George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She sang with one or both of her parents beginning at the age of three, and recorded her first single with her Dad, Daddy Come Home when she was ten years old. She was thrilled to have opened for her Dad at the historic Ryman Auditorium. A duet entitled, You and Me and Time, which Georgette co-wrote for her Dad, was released as the first single off her Dad's CD, Burn Your Playhouse Down. She also worked as a backup singer for her Mom. She has appeared on TV shows such as Crook and Chase, RFD-TV, Larry's Country Diner, Tru Country and The Grand Ole Opry. She has recorded three CDs: A Slightly Used Woman, Strong Enough to Cry, and a special tribute CD in honor of her Mom, Till I can Make it on my Own. She also recorded three CDs with Lennon records: When Tractors Fly, This is Christmas, and I Believe. Most recently, Georgette was honored to record a duet with Sammy Kershaw on his new CD in tribute to her Dad. They chose Near You, one of Georgette's favorite duets by her parents. Georgette has toured the U.S., Ireland, Europe, Asia and Canada.