AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST / SONGWRITER
For Skip Ewing, theres a mystique about the West, a land populated by fascinating characters and shaped by unforgettable legends. Ewings new album, Wyoming, is as expansive as the majestic landscape of his current home and as deep as his roots in Tennessee, where he evolved from his early days as an Opryland performer to one of Nashvilles most successful singer/songwriters. A native of Redlands, CA, Ewing also spent some of his formative years in South Carolina and Colorado before moving to Nashville in 1984. Ewing has had songs recorded by Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keb Mo, Willie Nelson and numerous others. His #1 hits include Collin Rayes Love, Me, Diamond Rios I Believe, Kenny Chesneys You Had Me From Hello, Clint Blacks Something That We Do, and Brian Whites Rebecca Lynn, Someone Elses Star, and Im Not Supposed to Love You Anymore. As outstanding as those cuts are, theres something achingly poignant about hearing Ewing sing his own compositions. On Wyoming, Ewing is back to do just that.
After a detour that took him to new territory geographically, professionally, and spiritually, Skip Ewing has crafted his first new album in more than a decade. I started writing the album in 2018. At the time, I didnt know if Id ever do another music project, Ewing admits. I had sold everything in Nashville…my furniture, my house. I sold everything except my instruments and some art. In the meantime, Id been coming to Wyoming every year since the early 2000s. I fell in love with the people, the country, and the way of life, and I knew I wanted to live here. Though music would remain his first love, Ewing developed a passion for horses and discovered he had a gift for working with them. I rode thousands of miles on horseback, Ewing says. I devoted myself to horsemanship. I learn so much from them – about who I am – and how I could better myself. It was another part of my spiritual journey. Meditation was a big part of it, and horses became a big part of it.
Soon, Ewing found himself in a particularly creative season of his life. He had remarried, and he and his wife Linda had taken up residence in a historic cabin in Wyoming near Whiskey Basin, which provides the name of one of the albums twelve tracks. I picked up my guitar and started writing again, and started sharing with her, Ewing says. Her encouragement inspired Ewing to pen the musically-sweeping and candidly-autobiographical love song Wings.
During the holiday season, Skip performs his special show centered around his Christmas favorites and songs he’s penned for this special time of year. Audiences are captivated by his amazing gifts as an A-list songwriter and resonant, passion-filled singer. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible artist mesmerize the crowd with his heartfelt performance. Skip hasn’t played in Lubbock in over twenty years…so don’t miss this super rare opportunity to see him live in person at the historic Cactus Theater!
First four rows (A-D)…………………………$27.50
Remainder of floor / standard balcony…….$25
Box seats in balcony…………………………….$50
(Note: Box seats include concessions)