News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 25, 2013

Grammy winner David Ball to appear at Opry


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — Grammy Award winner and Nashville, Tenn., recording artist David Ball will bring his band to Terre Haute on Saturday to perform at the Boot City Opry. This special show will benefit Ball’s charity, Operation Troop Aid, and begin at 7 p.m.

After selling three million copies of his debut record Thinkin’ Problem, Ball collaborated with Bob Dylan on The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers — A Tribute and won a Grammy for his contribution to the 2005 collection Beautiful Dreamer — The Songs of Stephen Foster.

He was one of the first artists to take an independent release to the Country Top 5, with 2002’s “Riding With Private Malone.”

In 2011, Ball became an honorary board member of Operation Troop Aid. The charity raises money for care packages delivered at mail call to the United States military around the world and offers bill assistance once veterans return home. OTA merchandise will be available the night of show, with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to the charity.

For more information or to donate, visit www.davidball.com/operationtroopaid.htm.

Ball is currently on tour in support of his ninth studio album, Sparkle City, backed by his band, The Pioneer Playboys, the same band used on the record. The Austin Chronicle said of the album, “he glides between swing, honky-tonk, blues, and even a touch of Tex-Mex, with the ease of George Strait, the difference being Ball composes his own material.” Ball’s first Christmas collection, The Greatest Christmas, was released in 2012.  

Tickets are $20. For more information, call 812-299-8379.