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Up-and-coming country artist Logan Murrell will perform in concert at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, May 18, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
The teen performed most recently at numerous events at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native has been performing since she was 23 months old, when she sang at her family’s church. She started taking piano at age 4 and went on to learn other instruments that now include guitar, piano and mandolin.
From that small church pulpit to Knoxville’s Civic Auditorium, Logan has been blessed with many opportunities to share her talents.
She has been a part of several productions in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., beginning with Elwood Smooch’s Ole Smoky Hoedown when she was 9. She was the featured vocalist of the 2006 Clayton Christmas concert with the Knoxville Symphony, and shared the stage at Knoxville’s beautiful Tennessee Theatre with the Knoxville
Opera in the production “La Boheme” in 2007.
Traveling the country with her dear friend Jim Clayton, Logan has performed in shows from Colorado to Orlando.
She has been performing on her own since 2008, traveling the South and sharing her passion for music.
While the stage productions are fun, but she prefers to be up-close and personal with her audiences and to have the freedom to change things up every now and then. She also enjoys being able to spend more time learning music theory, engineering, mixing and production.
Logan has begun writing songs and hopes to put out a CD of originals soon. She loves the old country music of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Connie Smith and, last but certainly not least, Dolly Parton.
Although country music is her true love, Logan is also influenced by other musical greats including Chicago, James Taylor, The Beatles and Karen Carpenter.
Logan attends public school and is a 4.0 student. She has a younger sister, Taylor, whom she adores and loves to spend time with.
She wants to continue to go through school like anyone else and keep life’s experiences in the proper order.
She wants to attend Berkeley School of Music in Boston, but says she may just go to Belmont in Nashville to make her mom happy. Fame?
“If it happens I can handle it, but chasing it is not my top priority,” she says.
She will spend the summer traveling to state fairs and doing local, public and private concerts.
Tuesday’s concert is sponsored by Carolyn Felton and Pete LaBoy, financial advisory team of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC and WECT.
General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets, including a pre-show reception and priority seating, are $35.
Tickets are available at the OWA box office, online at www.bccowa.com or at Island Breeze in Sunset Beach.