Tony Orlando

CROCKETT – Tony Orlando, one of America’s most beloved stars, will perform live in concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Crockett Civic Center.

The performance is among this season's offerings of the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association.

Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars.

Few entertainers have excelled in so many realms as Tony has: A top selling recording artist, songwriter, concert headliner, network television star, motion picture actor, Broadway performer and author.

Tony also was general manager and vice president of CBS-Music Division April-Blackwood Music from 1966-1970. He represented such songwriters as James Taylor, Laura Nyro, Blood Sweat and Tears, and signed and produced Barry Manilow’s first recording while working for the legendary Clive Davis.

The Grammy nominee has sold millions of records, including five number one hits: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).”

“Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree” was the number one Billboard Song of 1973 and became Orlando’s theme song, growing into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal. He has two Platinum albums, three Gold albums and 15 Top 40 Hits.

Orlando is still one of the most popular live concert artists and has headlined around the world and entertained for five U.S. Presidents.

Like a painter, Orlando is an artist who steps onto a stage as if it were a blank canvas, and during each show, he weaves colorful emotions set to music, touching the deepest part of a person’s heart.

A 2016 review says it best, “The truth is: Tony Orlando is more than a singer. He has the ability to reach an audience, touch us inside, and connect with us on a higher level with his voice, style, and values.”

Orlando is a recipient of three American Music Awards and two People’s Choice Awards for best male entertainer.

For outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Reserved seats are on sale now and tickets start at $37. Tickets are available online at www.pwfaa.org, or by calling the PWFAA office at (936) 544-4276 Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

This show is sponsored by Thomas L. Driskell & Associates, Tommie & Jeanie Driskell, and presented in association with KIVY/KMVL, Houston County Courier, KYYK 98.3, KTRE, Texas Farm & Home, and The Messenger.

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