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‘Roots and Boots’ March 8 in Wilkes

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Article Published: Mar. 6, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 9, 2013
‘Roots and Boots’ March 8 in Wilkes

‘Roots and Boots,’ featuring, from left, Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw, comes to the Walker Center in Wilkesboro March 8.
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The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, will present “Roots & Boots,” featuring Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Joe Diffie at 8 p.m. on March 8.

“Roots & Boots” is a show filled with stories and songs by Tippin, Kershaw and Diffie. The trio gets back to the roots of their music, performing on stage together, acoustic versions of more than 40 Top 10 hits. Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” a spokesman for the group said.

Five of his albums are certified gold and a sixth CD stands at the platinum level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience, the spokesman said.

Since Diffie first topped the charts in 1990 with “Home,” he has stayed true to his Oklahoma roots, delivering hit after hit totaling 12 No. 1s, 20 Top 10s and four gold and platinum albums. Whether it’s “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Pickup Man,” “John Deere Green” or “If the Devil Danced in Empty Pockets,” Diffie’s music always makes people remember where they were the first time they heard it, the spokesman said.

In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the record books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near the Water” and many other milestones.

A limited number of tickets are available for the performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center box office at (336) 838-6260 or (

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