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T. Graham Brown plays Park
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T. Graham Brown kicked of the New Year by delighting the audience Friday night at Park Theatre. Brown has three No. 1 hits. - photo by Sheila Fann

After two cancellations, the third time proved a charm Friday night at Park Theatre. The New Year began in perfect tune with Grammy Award-nominated and CMA Award-winning country singer T. Graham Brown.

The audience sang along to the hits of “Darlene,” “Hell and High Water,” “I Wish that I Could Hurt that Way Again” and others.

“I began my career in 1973 and next year will be 50 years for me,” said Brown.

Three No. 1 hits, eight Top 10 singles, and 20 spots on the Billboard Hot Country Charts have proved those years a success.

“I am really excited to be back open and to start with someone of such historic proportion. Someone as famous as T. Graham is a great way to start the year,” said Park Theatre manager Kevin Roberts. “We have some nationally acclaimed talent following this concert such as the Kentucky Headhunters, Doug Stone, and Keith Anderson. T. Graham is a great kickoff.”

Though this is his first performance at the Park Theatre, Graham has visited McMinnville several times.

“I love this beautiful old city, and it’s so fortunate to have this wonderful theater. I am so looking forward to singing for friends and neighbors here. Everyone has been kind,” said Brown.

T. Graham Brown still tours across the U.S. with a full band which includes the flute and saxophone bringing a soulful sound to his hits. The next stop and opportunity to hear Brown and his talented crew will be in Memphis on Feb. 9.