Jimmy Webb is known worldwide as a master of his trade. His timeless hits continue to be performed and recorded by the industry’s biggest names, and his new compositions span the musical spectrum from classical to pop. Now, see the iconic songwriter, pianist, composer and singer live at Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre this Friday, May 10th!
Not many artists can say they premiered a classical nocturne and had a rap hit with Kanye West (“Do What You Gotta Do” a central hook in “Famous”) in the same year, but Jimmy’s career is full of surprises. Since his first platinum record “The Worst That Could Happen,” Webb has had numerous hits including “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman, “Galveston,” “Highwayman,” “All I Know” and “MacArthur Park,” and has also become a leader and mentor in the industry as a champion for songwriters. His show, focusing on the Glen Campbell years, will highlight hits from his time spent with the chart-topping artist.
Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. His numerous accolades include the prestigious Ivor Novella International Award (2012) and the Academy of Country Music’s Poet Award (2016). In 2016, Rolling Stone magazine listed Webb as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time. Jimmy Webb was the youngest member ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and served as its Chairman. He has also served proudly as the Vice Chair of ASCAP.
Webb is an international touring artist, averaging 50 shows a year. Webb is also an author. His memoir The Cake and the Rain (2017) brings to life a 15-year span in Webb’s unique career, written with the same sense of poetry and story as his many hits. Webb’s first book, Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting, in addition to being a good read, is considered a “bible” among musicians.
Admission to see Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years at Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre range from $32 to $56. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.brauntex.org.
Mira Loma Apartment Homes, the premier apartments in Live Oak, Texas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!
Friday, May 10, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
290 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, Texas 78130