Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts announces Wynonna & The Big Noise to its star-studded 2014–15 season. The five-time Grammy Award-winner will perform her greatest hits along with a selection of her favorite covers.
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic 30-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 No. 1 hits, and earning more than 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”
Wynonna’s career has always revolved around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna has the ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty.
Wynonna was featured in the highly rated docu-series The Judds on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011 and performed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in 2013. She is also a New York Times best-selling author thanks to her candid 2005 memoir Coming Home to Myself. Wynonna expanded into fiction with the 2011 release of her debut novel, Restless Heart, the story of young Kentucky native and aspiring country singer Destiny Hart.
Joined in the studio by her husband, bandleader and producer, Michael ‘Cactus’ Moser, Wynonna’s highly anticipated eighth studio album is scheduled for release this year. This effort, a true labor of love, features her new singleSomething You Can’t Live Without, released by Curb Records.
Wynonna and Cactus also recently wrote and recorded the soulful, acoustic-driven tune Follow Me for the 2014 feature film The Hornet’s Nest, which tells the true story of a group of U.S. troops on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan.
SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the Western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted by the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city’s Old Town and gallery districts.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The Cultural Council is funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.