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County Music & Comedy, Jan. 21 Jim Stafford & Moe Bandy

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


Jim Stafford & Moe Bandy
Jim Stafford & Moe Bandy

1/20/2014 - Country Music & Comedy, Tues. Jan 21 – Jim Stafford & Moe Bandy the Grand Tour at Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville

Enjoy a taste of Branson, Missouri when critically acclaimed comedian and country musician Jim Stafford joins forces with renowned entertainer Moe Bandy for a heartwarming evening of country music and homespun humor in their Grand Tour, Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville.

In a 2-hour concert, Jim Stafford & Moe Bandy: the Grand Tour, the pair team up for a winter concert series that will have them sharing the stage across the country from Florida to Texas and then California for hysterical comedy with masterful performances on the classical guitar as well as with heart-warming stories of the human spirit.

Tickets range from $25 to $45 and are on sale by phone or web from the center’s Box Office. Box Office Hours are 10 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays) and from 6:00 to 7:30 pm the night of the show. Contact (850) 729-6000 or toll free 1-888-838-ARTS (2787) or see The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is easily accessible from Interstate 10 and Highways 85 and 285 on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College, at 100 College Boulevard.

Moe Bandy is one of America’s all-time leading classic country music Artist/Performer. Moe Bandy was one of the most popular country singers of the 1970s, turning out a series of hits in the latter half of the decade that made many fans and critics believe he was one of the great honkytonk singers. Bandy's songs never strayed far from the traditional barroom fare -- delivered with a knowing sense of humor, loving, cheating, drinking, and patriotic songs form the core of his repertoire. Throughout the late '70s a Moe’s long string of hits include "Bandy The Rodeo Clown", "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life", "Till I’m Too Old To Die young", "Americana", "It's A Cheatin' Situation", "Just good Ol' Boys", "Barstool Mountain", "I Cheated Me Right Out of You", "I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today", "Rodeo Romeo", "You Haven’t Heard the Last of Me", "Holding The Bag" And dozens of other chart-toppers.

Whether writing, recording new songs or travelling the world performing. Moe keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 # 1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.

Critically acclaimed as the "Victor Borge of the Guitar", Jim Stafford creates hilarious antics from everyday life – out of his mind and into your heart! Famous for his hit selling million sold records, "Spiders & Snakes", "Cow Patti", and the infamous "My Girl Bill", Jim satirizes the obvious with his music and comedy. Only Jim Stafford can combine hysterical comedy with masterful performances on the classical guitar and heart-warming stories of the human spirit.

Jim Stafford was raised in Winterhaven, Florida and still resides there when he is not on the road or performing in his own Theatre, The Jim Stafford Theatre. in Branson,MO. Jim Stafford wrote and recorded his first chart making song, The Swamp Witch, produced by his boyhood friend Kent LaVoie a/k/a Lobo in 1974. He followed with a gold single, Spiders and Snakes, which stayed on the American pop charts for 26 weeks. The hits just kept coming and included My Girl Bill, Wildwood Weed, and the wonderfully satirical Cow Patti, written for the Clint Eastwood movie, Any Which Way You Can, in which Jim appeared.

Jim launched his television career with "The Jim Stafford Show" on ABC in 1975. His numerous television appearances included music specials, variety shows, and talk shows. He co-hosted the popular prime-time show Those Amazing Animals with Burgess Meredith and Pricilla Presley. Jim also hosted 56 episodes of Nashville on the Road and made 26 appearances on the Tonight Show. In 1987 & 1988, Jim was a regular performer and head write/producer for the Emmy-nominated Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He has also worked with Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, Sammy Davis Jr., Bruce Springsteen, Glenn Campbell, Gallagher and many others. a He received a gold record for his work in the Disney movie The Fox and The Hound and writes for other popular artists such as his Can't Get The Hell Out of Texas recorded by George Jones and Jerry Reed.