Beth Nielsen Chapman to headline Royal Hall

Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Beth Nielsen Chapman.
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By Gig Scene Editor Graham Chalmers

She’s written songs for the likes of Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Waylon Jennings and Paul Carrack, as well as enjoying a great deal of success for herself over the years, for country music fans - so it’s great news Beth Nielsen Chapman’s tour is swinging Harrogate’s way next month.

Appearing at the Royal Hall on Thursday, February 13 the American singer-songwriter is expected to unveil songs from her latest album, UnCovered.

The new collectionby this country legend of the modern era gives fans the chance to hear Chapman sing for the first time some of her best songs which were successful for other acts over the past 30 years

Most were top ten hits, seven of even topped the charts.

With a title suggested by legendary BBC music broadcaster Bob Harris, the album was recorded in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Chapman’s own “Tree House” studio in Nashville.

Beth said: “Once I heard that title I knew exactly what this record needed to be like. It’s been a crazy time pulling it together but the universe seems to have been cooperating beautifully.”

UnCovered features a number of famous guest artists including legendary guitarist Duane Eddy on Shine On Me, a song Beth wrote with Waylon Jennings, which also features backing vocals by Waylon’s widow Jessie Colter; while Darrell Scott appears on Maybe That’s All It Takes, a stunning ballad which was a hit for Don Williams.

The Scottish sessions, co-produced with Phil Cunningham, feature such modern folk music luminaries as John McCusker, Duncan Chisholm and James Mackintosh.

Tickets for the concert are available at 01423 502116 or book online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk