The Grand Magnolia Music “Fall Festival Live Music Series” will wrap up this week at The Grand Magnolia Ballroom in Pascagoula.
Multi-Grammy Award nominee Deana Carter is returning to Pascagoula for the second time to close out the 2023 season at The Grand Magnolia for a show Friday night. Tickets are already on-sale at http://www.grandmagmusic.com as well as in person at Scranton’s Restaurant in Pascagoula as well.
After a sold-out, standing-room-only debut in Pascagoula last Fall, Carter is coming back to South Mississippi by popular demand.
Carter will be playing an intimate show featuring all of her hits including “Strawberry Wine”, “Did I Shave my legs for This”, “And We Danced Anyway” and “You and Tequila” as well as many others.
Carter’s initial performance in Pascagoula last year was one of the biggest in the decade-old history of Grand Magnolia Music, and her return engagement was in the works even as the final strains of “Strawberry Wine” were still wafting through the streets and into the night after the show concluded.
She is still celebrating the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough debut album “Did I shave my legs for This”, which, of course, is anchored by the dreamy super hit ”Strawberry Wine” which was named “Single of the Year” by The Country Music Association. The song also garnered nominations for “Song of the Year’, “Video of the Year” and “Female Vocalist of the Year”.
The album “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” boasts six songs co-written and co-produced by Carter and was released to solid reviews in late summer of 1996. Plans for a 2021 anniversary tour were delayed until last year and throughout this year for various reasons.
By the end of 1996, the record had climbed to the top of both the country and pop charts, quickly achieving multi-platinum status, with three number-one singles in a row. A “first” for the genre, Deana’s celebrated debut album held this distinction and many groundbreaking achievements for more than five years and has become one of Country Music’s most treasured classics of the 90s.
Overall, Carter’s albums have accounted for 14 singles, including three which reached Number One on the Billboard country charts. In addition to “Strawberry Wine”, “We danced anyway” and “How Do I get there” also topped the charts. “Did I Shave My Legs for This” and “Count Me In” are also among Carter’s most popular songs as well.
She also co-wrote “You and Tequila”, which became a big hit for Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter. That song was nominated for The Country Music Association’s “Song of the Year”, as well as two Grammy nods, including the coveted “Song of the Year”. It also received a nomination as The Academy of Country Music Association’s “Song of the Year”.
Carter’s return engagement wraps up the Fall Festival Series that began with Firefall and also included Sonny Landreth and the Steve Conn Band as well as a sold-out, standing-room-only show by Mac McAnally Sunday night.
Micahel Martin Murphey is scheduled to kick off the 2024 Grand Magnolia Music Series with a show in March in Pascagoula.
Grand Magnolia Music is sponsored by Roy’s Bar in Pascagoula, Liquors Unlimited in Pascagoula, Dairy Queen of Pascagoula, Burnhams Drugs in Moss Point, Riverside Dental in Moss Point and Linda Walsh of Coldwell Banker Alphonso Realty as well as The Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, Scranton’s Restaurant and Catering, The Beau Rivage Casino and Resort, Cathead Vodka and Lagniappe Weekly in Mobile.
A portion of the proceeds of every Grand Mag Music show go to help Dixie Adoptables Animal Rescue in Lucedale and their ongoing Adoption Transport Project. Dixie Adoptables will always be Grand Mag Music’s Charity of Choice.