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Deana Carter is bringing “Strawberry Wine” to Pascagoula

Three-time Grammy Award Nominee Deana Carter is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough debut album “Did I shave my legs for this”, and she is bringing her songs to The Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula for the first time ever.

Carter will play The Grand Magnolia Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 28th. Show time is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are already on sale at

Her initial album, of course, is anchored by the dreamy super hit ”Strawberry Wine”, which was named “Single of the Year” by The Country Music Association. The song also garnered nominations for “Song of the Year’, “Video of the year” and “Female Vocalist of the Year”.

The album “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” boasts six songs co-written and co-produced by Carter and was released to strong reviews in late summer 1996. Plans for a 2021 anniversary tour were delayed until this year.

By the end of 1996, the record had climbed to the top of both the country and pop charts, quickly achieving multi-platinum status, with three number one singles in a row. A “first” for the genre, Deana’s celebrated debut album held this distinction and many groundbreaking achievements for more than five years and has become one of Country Music’s most treasured classics of the 90’s.

Overall, Carter’s albums have accounted for 14 singles, including three which reached Number One on the Billboard country charts. In addition to “Strawberry Wine”, “We danced anyway” and “How Do I get there” also topped the charts. “Did I Shave my Legs for this” and “Count Me In” are also among Carter’s most popular songs as well.

She also co-wrote “You and Tequila”, which became a big hit for Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter. That song was nominated as The Country Music Association “Song of the Year”, as well as two Grammy nods, including the coveted “Song of the Year”. It also received a nomination as The Academy of Country Music Association’s “Song of the Year”.

The appearance by Carter at The Grand Magnolia continues the venue’s tradition of bringing top artists of the Classic Country genre to South Mississippi. In the past year or so, John Conlee, Rodney Crowell, The Bellamy Brothers and Paul Overstreet have all played the Grand Magnolia, and Lee Roy Parnell will return to the venue in late September.

Also, Coral Reefer Band leader Mac McAnally and Tony Haselden of LeRoux, both of which have penned many classic country hits, have played solo at The Grand Magnolia. Over 20 artists have stood on stage at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and also played at The Grand Magnolia over the past five years.

Grand Magnolia Music is sponsored by Roy’s Bar in Pascagoula, Liquors Unlimited in Pascagoula, Burnham Drugs in Moss Point and Riverside Dental in Moss Point as well as The Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, Scranton’s Restaurant and Catering, The Beau Rivage Casino and Resort, Cathead Vodka and Lagniappe Weekly in Mobile.

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Written by Curtis Rockwell

Curtis has almost three decades of experience at four different daily newspapers across South Mississippi, specializing in Sports and live Music.


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