EACC will present country superstar Clay Walker on Saturday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the EACC Fine Arts Center. Purchase tickets online or call 870-633-4480, ext. 352.
GRAMMY® nominated country singer Clay Walker has left an indelible mark on music with his chart-topping hits and timeless ballads. With hits including "This Woman and this Man," "What's it to You," "Live Until I Die," "Hypnotize the Moon," and "Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open," he has made a career out of writing and performing songs that stay close to his roots.
Walker made his debut in 1993 with the No. 1 Billboard Hot County Single, "What's It to You." In a storied career dotted with smash singles, platinum albums, and countless honors and acclaim, Clay Walker remains a formidable force in country music, enchanting listeners with his powerful voice and unforgettable songs. His storytelling and soulful delivery have resonated with fans around the world and his show will reflect the prolific hit-making music that has captivated his fans over the years.
Many of the country fans behind the almost 20 million on-demand and video streams for his latest single "Need A Bar Sometimes" - who may also be among his 750,000 TikTok followers - are wholly unaware of Walker's history. Discovered in a Beaumont area bar by noted producer and head of Giant Records James Stroud (Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers), Walker was in his early twenties when he started rattling off a string of smash hits. Among them, "Live Until I Die," "Dreaming With My Eyes Open," "This Woman And This Man," "Hypnotize The Moon," "Rumor Has It," "Then What," "I Can't Sleep" and "She Won't Be Lonely Long." His self-titled debut album rocketed to platinum status, the first of four to cross the million-sold mark and racking up more than 30 charted singles and 11 No. 1 singles.
There's more to the duality of Clay Walker's latest album Texas To Tennessee than the title. Certainly, the realities of place are as central as this comeback album's name implies: Nashville busily working toward the next fresh hit; Texas moving at its inimitable and familiar pace. There's also a mix of songwriting and production approaches, evident and more nuanced relationships between the songs themselves, and the overarching presence of a naturally gifted vocalist who relentlessly pursues his own development as a singer.
Diagnosed in 1996 with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Walker has become a passionate advocate and fundraiser for others with the disease through his Band Against MS. Among his efforts are the annual Clay Walker Charity Classic at Pebble Beach. The golf event highlights the highly active way Walker has approached MS, continuing to perform and raise a growing family while showing no signs of slowing.
Tickets for Clay Walker's performance are $44 and are available online at EACC.edu, by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Season subscription packages are available and save 20%. The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off Interstate 40.