Thursday, May 8, 2014

BACKSTAGE- Wanda Jackson at the TPAC Gala (September Issue 2013)

My latest VIP experience was backstage with Wanda Jackson at the TPAC”s “One in a Million” Gala.  Widely known and respected as “The Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song—“Let’s Have a Party” in 1958. In 2009, she was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and, in 2010, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards.  I was able to listen in on Wanda’s interviews with CMT and the TPAC.  She recalled what it was like in the early days touring with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.  Her performance at the gala was incredible.  She continues to live up to her status as the Queen.  In addition to Wanda, I had the pleasure of meeting several other VIPs, including Scott Moreau.   Scott plays Johnny Cash in the Million Dollar Quartet, coming to the TPAC in May.  The gala continues to be one of my favorite events of the year and gets me so excited for the upcoming season.  The first show is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on September 24th.  I cannot wait!  For more info and tickets go to

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