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.

The Blind Boys of Alabama first raised their voices together in 1939. More than 70 years later, founding member Jimmy Carter can look back on a career with a long list of awards, including five Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The group has also won four Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. They have entertained around the world, been profiled on "60 Minutes," and performed for three Presidents at the White House.

Monday, February 16, 2015, 8pm

Founding member of Styx and legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer, and record producer with a career spanning more than 40 years, Dennis DeYoung and his six-piece rock band will showcase all the greatest hits of Styx including "Lady," "Babe," "Come Sail Away," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Best of Times," "Mr. Roboto," and classic rock anthems "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," "Suite Madame Blue," "Rockin' the Paradise," and more.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 8pm

This 13-time Grammy nominee's career soared early when "The Way It Is" - the title track of Bruce Hornsby and the Range's 1986 debut album - became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 and won ASCAP's Song of the Year award. Follow up hits like "Mandolin Rain" and "Every Little Kiss" established Hornsby as a popular musician, while subsequent high-profile work with the likes of Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Charlie Haden and Bonnie Raitt have made him an in-demand collaborator.

Subscriptions will go on sale May 12 and range from $150-$261 per person. They can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.) or by phone at (614) 469-0939.

Single tickets will go on sale to the public on August 7.