Pam Tillis Coming To Cohoes, NY

Pam Tillis

Pam Tillis Joins Kevin Richards' 'Close Up' Series - Kathy Mattea, Crystal Gayle, T.G. Sheppard & More To Appear

Country Music Royalty Pam Tillis is Kevin Richards' next guest in the 2024 'Close Up' series at the Cohoes Music Hall, New York, on Sunday, October 20.  The 2 Time Grammy Winner, and the 1994 CMA Female Vocalist of the year, brings you her greatest hits 'Up Close & Personal', followed by a 'Live On Stage' interview.  Best known for blockbuster hits 'Maybe It Was Memphis' 'Don't Tell Me What To Do' 'Mi Vida Loca' 'Shake The Sugar Tree' and 'Put Yourself In My Place', the Grand Ole Opry Star will light up the stage with great Country Music and Memories. Click Here For Tickets! 

The 2024 Kevin Richards' Country 'CloseUp' series kicked off with Doug Stone on May 17- and continues with Kathy Mattea June 7 (Cohoes Music Hall), Patsy & Loretta Tribute June 9 (Cohoes Music Hall), Crystal Gayle August 29 (Wood Theater, Glens Falls), T.G. Sheppard September 21 (Wood Theater, Glens Falls), Pam Tillis October 20 (Cohoes Music Hall) and Billy Gilman December 1 (Wood Theater). Click Here For Tickets!

The story of Pam Tillis : As the daughter of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. After many false starts with her own recording career, including a pop single on Elektra and 1984’s “Above And Beyond The Doll Of Cutey” for Warner Brothers, Tillis came to the attention of Tim Dubois who headed up the Nashville office of Arista records. After much soul searching, Tillis made the commitment to make an honest country record. The album “Put Yourself In My Place” yielded 2 number ones, 2 top five singles, and one top twenty hits and in its first year the album was certified gold. Tillis followed with 3 platinum albums on Arista “Homeward Looking Angel” in 1992, “Sweethearts Dance” in 1994 and an Arista “Greatest Hits” in 1997. Tillis achieved 6 number 1 songs during this time including “Shake the Sugar Tree”, “Mi Vida Loca”, “When You Walk In The Room”, “In Between Dances” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” and “Maybe It Was Memphis” while 14 of Pam’s other singles landed in the top ten and top twenty.

Pam Tillis fell in love with music at an early age. Band, chorus, talent shows, church and the creative community of Nashville all helped to shape the young singer. Growing up, Pam was in a variety of bands, spanning from jazz and alternative country to top 40. She sang demos and lent her voice to many national jingles including Coke, Country Time Lemonade and a Coors Silver Bullet with country superstar, Alan Jackson. At the same time, Tillis worked as a staff writer for Elektra Asylum Publishing and later took a job writing for Warner Brothers Publishing, which resulted in her songs being recorded by some of the biggest names throughout all genres of music, including artists like Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and the top ten “Someone Else’s Trouble Now “for Highway 101.

Pam has performed on the stages of Broadway in New York, modeled on the pages of Glamour Magazine and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry. Some of Pam’s most memorable award moments are being a 3-time CMA award winner including the prestigious 1994’s Female Vocalist Of The Year Award, and being nominated multiple times for Grammy’s Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1993 for “Maybe It Was Memphis, in 1996 for “Mi Vida Loca” and in 1998 for “All The Good Ones Are Gone”. Pam is also proud to be a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, and an American Music Award’s nominee. Most recently, Pam has celebrated an IBMA award win in 2004 for Recorded Event Of The Year “Livin’ Lovin’ Losin’” and most recently a 2012 IBMA Song Of The Year nomination for co-writing, Dale Ann Bradley’s “Somewhere South Of Crazy”. (Bio from


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