May 27, 2024

Artistic Director Program Notes

Yahoo and welcome to Revvin’ Country, a performance by Revv52 that captures the spirit, energy, and musical genre that defines Calgary! I am thrilled to have you join us for this foot-stomping, hand-clapping celebration of the best in rocking country music.

Revvin’ Country planning started two years ago. As I heard country music playing all over the city, I would note all the songs that I heard people singing along to and write them down. Our members then voted on a selection of 200 songs, resulting in an energetic setlist that celebrates the genre’s rich history and
contemporary appeal. Including selections from iconic artists like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Shania Twain, to modern country stars like Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood, our performance is sure to delight country fans and newcomers alike. There were so many songs to choose from that we could have created three different shows, so if your favourite artist isn’t on the setlist tonight, hold your horses, and we’ll get there!

(Special thanks to country music fans Kevin and Debbie Gregor for their assistance.)

One of the things that excites me most about this show is the opportunity to draw in new country music-loving audience members who may not have seen a Revv52 show before. We believe that the power of music transcends boundaries and unites people from all walks of life. Revvin’ Country is a testament to the universal appeal of country music.

As you immerse yourself in tonight’s performance, we invite you to sing along, clap your hands, and let the music take you on a journey through the bars, tents, saloons, dance halls, barns, and rodeos where this music “reins” supreme. Thank you for your continued support of Revv52, and we hope you enjoy Revvin’ Country as much as we enjoy bringing it to life.

Track List

  1. Loud3:25
  2. Fishin' in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band3:25
  3. 9 to 53:25
  4. Crazy3:25
  5. From this Moment/You're the One3:25
  6. Boondocks3:25
  7. I'm in a hurry
  8. Cruise
  9. Johnny Cash Medley
  10. Seven Bridges Road
  11. Before he Cheats
  12. Go Rest High
  13. Something in the Water
  14. The Gambler
  15. Jolene
  16. Wagon Wheel
  17. Shania Twain Medley
  18. Sweet Home Alabama
  19. Cadillac Ranch
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