Billie Jo heading top line-up of country stars

Billie Jo Spears
Billie Jo Spears

THE superb, heart-warming Ladies of the Country is coming to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre with a talented line up of world-class country stars on May 4 (7.30pm).

This nostalgic show features hit recording star Billie Jo Spears (pictured) performing all her popular releases including Blanket on the Ground, What I’ve got in Mind, 57 Chevrolet and many, many more.

She is joined by Lena Martell, Philomena Begley and Janey Kirk, all bringing their astounding singing gifts to Eastbourne this spring.

Hailing from Beaumont, Texas, Billie Jo made her professional debut at only 13 in an all-star country concert in Houston. It wasn’t until 1969, however, when Mr. Walker, It’s All Over climbed into the country Top Five that she really made it big.

Despite continued success throughout the seventies, Billie Jo suffered from vocal difficulties which almost left her unable to sing ever again. Thankfully she made a full recovery and returned with the seductive and sensual, number one hit, Blanket on the Ground in 1975.

The success of her music at home and abroad earned her a devoted following in her adoptive home, Great Britain, where she returns for another unforgettable evening.

Billie Jo is joined on stage by Scotland’s internationally acclaimed singing starlet Lena Martell, most famous for her wonderful UK chart-topping single, One Day at a Time in 1979.

Irish born Philomena Begley also takes to the stage this year, adding a further measure of Celtic charm to proceedings.

Scotland’s newest and most talented ‘Queen of Country’ Janey Kirk completes the bill having made a name for herself following the release of her recent album, the scintillating Sweetheart Darlin’ of Mine.

Tickets cost from £17.50-£19.50, call 412000.