Corpus Christi to get a little honky tonky

Corpus Christi Live! will present method performer, actor and singer Jason Petty for the Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes Tour show.

Petty, a University of Tennessee graduate and native of Manchester, Tennessee, will be portraying his childhood hero, Hank Williams. Petty remembers his dad singing Hank’s hit song “Hey Good Lookin’” to him when he was just a boy.

Petty has garnered rave reviews from critics such as The New York Times, Variety and Rolling Stone.

“I like every aspect of music he brings to the table,” CC Live! Board member Lynn Worden said about Petty’s skill as a singer and actor.

Petty has been portraying Williams since 1996 in Lost Highway and Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes. He has also been honored with an Obie award for Outstanding Actor.

Worden’s favorite thing of all about offering the community these opportunities is to “get our community exposed to live professional entertainment at a reasonable cost,” he said.

The show at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Richardson Performance Hall on the Del Mar East Campus. General admission for balcony seats is $25. Reserved seating for anywhere else ranges from 45-$60. Students and active military get in for $10. Visit www.corpuschristilive.com for more information.

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