2nd Annual Breaking the Silence Country Music Night & Silent Auction with the Pam Tillis Trio and Hasting & Co
Thu · October 18, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmONE - Mercy Lounge
$10.00 - $55.00
This event is 18 and over
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Phenix Technology, Inc. present Breaking the Silence, featuring an acoustic evening with the Pam Tillis Trio. Opening for the Trio is Hasting & Co.
FBHA is a non-profit organization that travels across the U.S. and Canada presenting behavioral health workshops on PTSD, depression, addictions, and suicide awareness/prevention. FBHA is the only organization in the U.S. that tracks and validates firefighter and EMS suicides. Proceeds from ticket sales will support FBHA’s mission of Saving Those Who Save Others.
Premier ($55) - Front row table seating, includes Mission BBQ Buffet
VIP ($50) - Second row table seating, includes Mission BBQ Buffet
Reserved ($40) - Reserved auditorium seating
General Admission ($35) - First come, first serve auditorium seating
Pam Tillis fell in love with music at an early age. Band, chorus, talent shows, church and the creative community of Nashville all helped to shape the young singer. Growing up, Pam was in a variety of bands, spanning from jazz and alternative country to top 40. She sang demos and lent her voice to many national jingles including Coke, Country Time Lemonade and a Coors Silver Bullet with country superstar, Alan Jackson. At the same time, Tillis worked as a staff writer for Elektra Asylum Publishing and later took a job writing for Warner Brothers Publishing, which resulted in her songs being recorded by some of the biggest names throughout all genres of music, including artists like Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and the top ten “Someone Else’s Trouble Now “for Highway 101.
Pam 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 Pam’s most memorable award moments are being a 3-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”. Pam is also proud to be a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, and an American Music Award’s nominee. Most recently, Pam 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”.
Though Pam has rolled easily with the tides and has drawn something from every new twist the ever-changing country music world has shown her, Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. The results have been records that emanate an almost painful beauty. With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts, 10 studio albums including her favorite, the critically acclaimed 2002 “It’s All Relative” (a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis), and 3 other releases “Rhinestoned”, “Recollection” and “Just In Time For Christmas” off her own label, Stellar Cat Records. In 2012 Red River Entertainment released ‘Dos Divas’ a Country Duo album with fellow superstar Lorrie Morgan under the name Grits and Glamour.
Whether it’s on the elaborate stages of the Grand Ole Opry or in the intimate setting of Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, you will experience that feeling of delight that comes from Pam Tillis singing exactly what she is meant to sing at that moment.
Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the 3rd decade of her career and is currently touring extensively on her own as well as with her “Grits And Glamour” tour partner, country star, Lorrie Morgan.
Born and raised on her family farm in Ohio, Hasting walked away from medical school, realizing country music was where she wanted to be. “Country wasn’t just an option - it was the only option,” said Hasting. “That was how we were raised and what we listened to. Country is the great love of my life - we’ve had our breakups, but it’s something I’ve always known I would love forever.” In 2010 she released her debut album Kate Hasting, produced by Steve Walsh, followed by Playing with Fire in 2011 (also produced by Walsh), and shortly after made the move to Music City.
Moving to Nashville in 2009, Beale’s only intention was writing. “I swore I would only be a writer - I never planned to be in a country band,” says Beale. “I’d been playing writers rounds around town, co-writing and trying to pursue a publishing deal.” After meeting at the Music Row bar “Pick’s” (“We went on a few unsuccessful dates,” Hasting jokes), the two began [writing together] experimenting in music. “Even when I began working musically with Kate, the concept of becoming an artist was one I was initially resistant to.” Hasting’s resolution and drive, though, quickly opened Beale’s mind to the possibility of starting a band. “I saw something in her vision that I didn’t see anywhere else, and I didn’t even have on my own. I immediately knew we worked better as a team than separate entities.”
The pair set about finding their sound - a creative process that’s taken years to discover. “I think there’s been more conceptualization at times than pen to paper,” says Hasting. “I think we both knew what we wanted to sound like before we knew how to make that sound.” Adds Beale, “The entire journey has been a process of honing our sound to make the music match the vision.”
In 2013, they released their debut EP “Country Music” under the band name Kate Hasting Band, co-produced by award-winning engineer and producer Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Chase Rice) and legendary guitarist Rob McNelley (Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen). In 2015, the band released singles Just Friends, Country Music (reprise) and Behind the Bleachers, all produced by Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids). The video for Behind the Bleachers earned director Nishan Gilmet, an Emmy nomination, and was quickly picked up by Great American Country (GAC), The Country Network (formerly ZUUS Country), and several other regional music outlets nationwide. In October 2017, Hasting and Beale released EP Can't Get Enough, highlighting the release with a performance at Nashville's City Winery alongside fellow artist Collin Raye to benefit partner organization Firefighters Behavioral Health Alliance.
As they continue to evolve, both apart and as a whole, the focus of Hasting & Co. remains finding a sound true to their roots - regardless of where the journey takes them. “What makes music ‘country’ is the honesty behind it, regardless of the production. I still believe Luke Bryan has done and seen everything he’s described in his songs, and we aim to do the same,” says Hasting. “There are times we’ve compromised ourselves and our music,” adds Beale. “But for us, this isn’t a ‘make it at any cost’ mindset… This is a ‘make it with integrity’ plan.” “We decided awhile ago that we’d go home before we did something that wasn’t true to our Midwest country sound,” continues Hasting. “Moving forward, it’s important to us that we honor our sound and deliver to fans a story we can back up.” That is country music.
ONE - Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203