Prime Time Productions is proud to present a special tribute concert to one of the most beloved Canadian country music stars of the 1980’s and beyond: the late Terry Sumsion! Get up close and personal with Terry’s music as his family and friends invite you to join them in a special celebration of the man and his music, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts in Brantford, Ont. Special guest performers include Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Marie Bottrell, along with Suzie Sweetman, Rick Loucks and Jay Allan, amazing performers/songwriters who’ve shared their craft with Terry, and power vocalist Randy Satchell, who often competed against Terry at various singing competitions. Back up vocals by: Kerry White and Stacey Lee Guse.
Making this event as authentic as possible, members of Terry’s band, Stagecoach, will be backing each of the performers, including CCMA award-winning steel guitarist Doug Johnson and CCMA award-winning drummer Will Carruthers, along with bassist Reg Schram as well as lead guitar player Wayne Heimbecker, who wrote many of Terry’s hit songs, “Our Lovin’ Place” among them, and on keyboard, Craig Harley. Randy Owen of Country 107.3 in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and a longtime friend of Sumsion’s, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
Born in Burford, Ont., Terry Sumsion was a former truck driver who found his calling in country music. The only male artist to win the Canadian Open Country Singing Contest three years in a-row, he released almost a dozen albums during his career, as well as about 30 singles, with 10 of them making the national charts. An engaging entertainer who could command the attention of a small church concert, to some of the biggest festivals and concert stages across Canada. He definitely earned the respect of his peers, American recording stars like Gene Watson and John Conlee, and the loyalty of his fans. Terry passed away in 2011 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Members of his family are expected to attend the show and many will be participating. Terry Sumsion’s family and friends
invite you to join them in this musical walk down memory lane.
Showtime is 7 pm, Oct. 13. Tickets are $40 each and available by calling 1-800-265-0710 or 519-758-8090, from the
Sanderson Centre box office or from their website at www.sandersoncentre.ca