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Kay Adams

Also Featuring: Teri Joyce & the Tagalongs Friday 03/16
Show: 8:30PM
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This show will be a general admission, non-seated show. Dinner reservations are not available for show time and can only be made in our main dining room upstairs.

Kay Adams

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Kay Adams

Kay Adams, 'the girl in the little pink Mack', is back behind the wheel! The beloved star of the Bakersfield Sound's golden age makes a very rare appearance at Hill Country Live on Friday, March 16. Kay Adams was born and raised in the Texas panhandle and from an early age sang with her father's country western band. But a move to Bakersfield, California in 1964 put her right in the middle of history being made, and she was soon performing with Buck Owens and other progenitors of the Bakersfield Sound. Adams was already a hit on the Buck Owens Ranch television show when she steered her "Little Pink Mack" onto the charts in 1966. The female trucker-themed song appeared on Wheels and Tears, one of four albums Kay released on the Tower (Capitol) label in the mid to late 60s. Adams' Tower LPs, including a legendary duet record with Dick Curless, are in high demand with collectors today. Kay was named Most Promising Female at the Academy of Country Music's (ACM) inaugural awards in 1965, and for the rest of the decade shared countless stages and road miles with Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Red Simpson, and other country western greats. Adams continued recording for various labels into the 70s and made a brief return to the studio in 1996 to join BR-549 for another trucker tune, "Mama Was a Rock (Daddy Was a Rolling Stone)." From the beginning, Kay Adams has been a skilled songwriter and continues writing songs as she splits her time between family in Alaska and Texas

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Teri Joyce & the Tagalongs

Austin, Texas songwriter Teri Joyce sings the songs that built the honkytonks and writes the songs that will keep them standing. She's truly a singer's songwriter, and her songs have been covered by such roots royalty as Marti Brom, Roger Wallace, Ted Roddy, Karen Poston, and Rick Broussard. Teri's ball-of-fire stage presence and honest country voice have delighted crowds for more than a decade, with her original classics and the country gold she loves to mine.

Proudly raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia, Teri served as an Army journalist and did a whole mess of travelin' before finally settling in her family's home state of Texas. As a budding songwriter, she knew there was no better place to be than Austin. In 1996 Teri joined super showman Ted Roddy in forming the Tearjoint Troubadors, with Teri as rhythm guitarist and featured vocalist alongside fellow 'Teardrop', Karen Poston. The band's 2000 album Tear Time was voted among the top ten records of the year on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart. By then, Teri had also launched Teri Joyce and the Tagalongs, who continue to deliver a sizzling 60s/70s Texas honkytonk sound and feature Teri's dynamic duets with long-time singing partner Roger Wallace. The band began with a three-year residency at the world-famous Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, and moved beyond Texas to five European tours and counting.

AND NOW...Teri Joyce is very excited to announce the release of "Kitchen Radio", the long-awaited
collection of fourteen original tunes from the gal who wrote Marti Brom's timeless "Blue Tattoo". Set for a
Sept. 1st release, "Kitchen Radio" was co-produced by the legendary Justin Trevino and features two new
duets with Roger Wallace. The record showcases perennial Tagalongs Jim Stringer, Dave Biller, Lisa
Pankratz, T Jarrod Bonta, and Brad Fordham, and includes special guests Brennen Leigh, Cindy Cashdollar,
Floyd Domino, Marty Muse, Kevin Smith, Bobby Flores, Eamon McLoughlin, Ruby Jane Smith, Jake Hooker,
and Jim Loessberg.

Although Teri is small in stature, she likes a big show, and she looms like a giant to those who remember a
time in country music when you could still cheat in a song and smoke in a bar. Turn up the volume on "Kitchen
Radio", and let's all go back there together...