The La-Z-Boy Family Concert Series
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The Christmas in Ida Country Concert will headline with the talented and charismatic country music legend Tracy Byrd.
Known as the All-American Texan, Byrd will be performing his greatest hits such as “Keeper of the Stars”, “Watermelon Crawl”, “I’m from the Country”, "Don't Take Her She's All I've Got". and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo”.
Touring across the world, his songs attract audiences of all ages and is recognized as real country performing from his heart and soul.
Byrd has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven Top Ten hits. He has also released ten studio albums and two greatest-hits albums, with four gold and one double-platinum certification from the RIAA.
The release of "The Keeper of the Star's" took Byrd to the top of both the Billboard Album and Singles charts. “Keeper of the Stars” shot to #1 on the singles charts and pushed his second album project to Double Platinum Status, which certified sales of over 2 million copies and won the Academy of Country Music's "Song of the Year" award in 1995. “The Keeper of the Stars” has become a popular wedding song.
Throughout the years, Byrd built a repertoire of country music that brought worldwide fame including "No Ordinary Man", "Lifestyle's of the Not so Rich and Famous" that reached #4 on the charts. Other Top hits began to roll out including "The First Step", and the chart-topping smash hit "Watermelon Crawl.”
Byrd’s highest critical acclaim of his career came from Billboard magazine when he received recognition as one of their Top 10 Country Albums of the Year.
Sibling harmonies… there’s just nothing like them. Match those harmonies with a fresh country sound, communicated through the bond of sisters and best friends, inseparable in performance and in life, and you have something truly special.
That’s Presley & Taylor.
This hard-working duo exhibits atypical maturity for an act barely in their twenties. Far from an overnight success, Presley & Taylor have honed their craft since their early teenage years, along the way performing a sold out show with Pam Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry, hitting sanctioned CMA Fest stages several years in a row, and opening for the likes of Martina McBride, Jimmie Allen and many more. Their talent and tenacity attracted the attention of industry veteran James Stroud, whose name is attached as writer, musician or producer to over 150 #1 hits, and he serves to this day as their music producer.
Their personalities and styles effortlessly complement each other. Presley has a cool, sexy style that’s reflected in her attitude on and off stage, while Taylor brings out the classy, bold taste that isn’t afraid to take risks. Together, they hit the mark of what’s trendy while staying true to themselves.
At the core of every breath Presley & Taylor take are their fans. “Without our fans, our music would never be heard or make a difference.” These ladies cherish the everlasting support from the kind, strong and loving group of fans they have built over the years.
Despite a global pandemic and the lack of touring for a solid year, great artistry shines through, and new Nashville independent label White Mustang Records signed Presley & Taylor as its flagship act in October of 2020. They immediately hunkered down in the studio with Stroud to begin work on new music and filled their schedule writing with top tunesmiths.
The most recent addition to their team is Peter Strickland, a Nashville label, artist development and management mainstay.
Presley & Taylor are ambitious young adults whose accomplishments are fueling dreams and goals and plans for both. “We have massive goals and expectations for our career, and God willing, there’s really no stopping where our music can take us…the sky’s the limit!”
The Siena Heights University Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble specializing in vocal chamber music at. The Chamber Singers perform at the University and community events, both on and off campus. They also perform at local and regional school events for educational and recruitment purposes, as well as national and international performance tours. The Chamber Singers perform music from a wide variety of literature, with special emphasis being given to a cappella music predominantly from the Renaissance period. All members of the Chamber Singers participation in University Chorale.
In true Christmas in Ida tradition, all concerts are free with many opportunities to meet the stars of the concerts.