|Date(s): Sunday, July 29, 2012, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm|
Richard Leigh, who has had hits in the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s, kicked off the 21st century with a top ten hit “Cold Day In July”, recorded by the Dixie Chicks. His good friend, Billy Dean, recorded an entire album of his songs for the “Billy Dean Sings Richard Leigh” CD. Leigh, who has been writing songs since he was ten years old and professionally since he was twenty-three, got his first break in 1976 when Crystal Gayle released “I’ll Get Over You”, and took it to #1 on Billboard’s Country Chart. This was made all the sweeter when “I’ll Get Over You” garnered Leigh his first of now seven Song of the Year nominations, this one from the Country Music Association (CMA).
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Virginia, Leigh is a graduate of Virginia Highlands Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University. On April 11, 2011, Leigh was one of only four chosen nationally from the American Community College System to be awarded 2011 AACC Outstanding Alumni Award for excellence in ones chosen field, and for service to ones community. For more information visit www.richardleigh.com.
Tickets available at the Barter Theatre ticket office. All tickets unreserved.
For more information about this event contact I.B. Dent at 276-619-5002.
Sponsored in part by: Friends of Richard Leigh