Tanya Tucker, John Conlee and More Sign on for Murfreesboro Celebrity Waiters Dinner
Tucker and Conlee will be joined by a long list of artists at the April 2 event, including Crook & Chase; John Berry; T. Graham Brown; Lynn Anderson; Barbara Fairchild; Rex Allen Jr.; Jan Howard; Highway 101's Paulette Carlson; Hee Haw cast members LuLu Roman, Roni Stoneman and Gerad Smith and Renae Johnson of Larry's Country Diner. Keith Bilbrey will be the evening's emcee.
Representatives from Middle Tennessee State University, including University President Dr. Sidney McPhee and MTSU's student president and homecoming king and queen, will also be on hand for the event. The celebrites will not actually be waiting tables during the evening, but they will be mingling with attendees to share advice and solicit tips.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro is one of many Exchange Clubs around the country. The organizations are "group[s] of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse," according to the Murfreesboro chapter's website.
Tucker is currently readying her first album since 2009's My Turn. The singer took some time off to raise her family, but she recently signed a new deal with APA Nashville, and she is also planning an upcoming tour, which will be announced soon.
"I’ve taken a few years off, and it is time to get back on the road," Tucker says. "I am really excited to perform all the hits that the fans love so much and sing a few new songs that I have been working on.”
Conlee has been working on new music as well, and he recently announced the release of Classics 2, which is due out on April 7 and includes new songs and some of his hits, including “Mama’s Rockin’ Chair” and “Harmony.”