Grand Magnolia Music has added yet another artist to its ever-evolving “Classic Country Concert Series”.
Nashville resident Julie Roberts will play the Grand Magnolia Ballroom in Pascagoula for the first time ever on Thursday, April 13th. The show will be one of her first stops on the “ain’t No Hurry” Tour, and tickets are already on sale at www.grandmagmusic.com as well as at Scranton’s Restaurant in Pascagoula and Roy’s Bar in Pascagoula.
Years before her first chart-topping single, “Break Down Here”, turned her into a country music headliner, Roberts was a young girl with a dream in rural South Carolina, raised on the sounds of traditional country music, blues, and old-school soul.
“The radio was our escape,” Roberts remembers. “Every guitar lick, every melody, every bit of hurt in someone’s voice became ingrained in my head.”
After Break Down Here, Roberts followed with classics such as Wake Up Older, Men and Mascara, and Rain on a Tin Roof. She sang the Good Morning America theme song, did national ads for Clinique, had a featured photo spread in Maxim Magazine, and signed her story to Lifetime for a movie. Then, after selling over a million records, she took a step back to deal with family and some medical issues.
She’s a survivor, having sustained a critically-acclaimed career throughout a period that included the dissolution of her first record deal, the loss of her home due to the 2010 Nashville flood, and a life-changing diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, which is now in remission.
Now a new mom as well, in many ways, Julie Roberts is just getting started and she’s now back on the road singing about love, loss, roots, and redemption in a voice that’s never sounded bigger.
In 2023, Julie is now officially back with what many are referring to as her career record, the best since her self-titled debut, singing about love, loss, roots, and redemption in a voice that’s never sounded bigger.
Produced by Shooter Jennings and Erin Enderlin, “Ain’t in No Hurry” features 14 songs across a variety of styles, including duets with Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser. Every song highlights her trademark energy and a celebration of authentic country music and passion.
“It’s a record of strength,” she says. “I’m reinventing myself here, both musically and lyrically, while still paying tribute to the traditional elements that people know me for.”
Here are some of Julie’s achievements:
• Over 1 million records sold of Julie’s first two albums alone.
• Billboard top 20 country hit with “Break Down Here”
• Featured in Rolling Stone, New York Times, USA Today, Country Weekly, Vanity Fair and Glamour
• Has shared the stage with Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban, as well as headlining her own shows
• Musical guest on the Tonight Show three times
• Performed on Good Morning America four times
• Recorded the Good Morning America theme song “Good To Go” and filmed commercial with the GMA cast. ABC used the song & commercial for two years.
• Performed and Recorded a campaign theme song for Clinique Happy perfume alongside Rihanna
• Nominated twice by the Academy of Country Music for Top New Female Artist, nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon Award for top new artist, and nominated at the Country Music Television (CMT) Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Sponsors of Grand Magnolia Music are Roy’s Bar of Pascagoula, The Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, Scranton’s, Liquors Unlimited of Pascagoula, Burnham’s Drugs of Moss Point, Riverside Dental of Moss Point as well as Cathead Vodka, The Beau Rivage and Lagniappe Weekly of Mobile.
A portion of the proceeds of every show in The Grand Magnolia Music Series benefits Dixie Adoptables Animal Rescue Transport Project in Lucedale.