Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples & More Set for McCoy Center's 2014-15 Season

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples & More Set for McCoy Center's 2014-15 Season

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany today announced its 2014-15 season which includes:

with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 8pm

With 13 albums and more than 13 million records sold, Mary Chapin Carpenter has developed a remarkably loyal and devoted international fan base. She has won five Grammy Awards, two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and in 2012, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal and universal of life's details. Her debut orchestral album, Songs from the Movie, arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza, reprises ten of Carpenter's songs in Mendoza's distinctively beautiful and cinematic arrangements including "Come On Come On," "On and On It Goes," "I Am a Town," and "Goodnight America."

Friday, October 31, 2014, 8pm

Singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades are four Grammy Awards, the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and he was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 8pm

In a career spanning more than 50 years, soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights icon Mavis Staples earned a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for You Are Not Alone. Staples has performed at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors and headlined the 2012 Chicago's Annual Blues Festival. She has also been awarded honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music and Columbia College.