By Traci Bishop
Carbon County is known as a rural area that gives its all to its community. This always shines bright during the yearly county fair, where there is never a shortage of fun, exciting opportunities for attendees.
One such opportunity was the Friday night concert at the Carbon County Event Center, which featured country music classic star Pam Tillis. Tillis had a love of music from a young age and strived for greatness, dabbling in a multitude of music genres before finding her groove with country.
Tillis 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 Tillis’ most memorable award moments are being a three-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.”
Tillis is also proud to be a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, and an American Music Award’s nominee. Most recently, she 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.”
Tillis was joined by Celeste Carter, a Utah native making her way onto the music scene. Together the two crooned the crowd well into the evening with hits such as “Maybe it was Memphis” and “Shake the Sugar Tree.”