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Pam Perry, EKU School of Music Office Associate and Director of the EKU Bluegrass Ensemble was a founding member of the all-female group Wild Rose. Wild Rose was a nationally known group that had quite a bit of success on the Country and Americana charts. With chart toppers "Breakin' New Ground" and "Go Down Swingin" they became one of the most popular country acts of the late 1980's and early 1990's. Wild Rose was nominated for an ACM (Academy of Country Music) Vocal group or Duo award, a CMA (Country Music Association) Horizon award, and a Grammy in the instrumental category.The group was exceptional in that the girls played everything on their recordings and could duplicate their sound during live shows (something that was uncommon in the recording industry in those days.) Three CDs were released in their career: #1 Breakin' New Ground, #2 Straight and Narrow, #3 Listen To Your Heart. Wild Rose has toured 48 of the 50 states, Europe, Japan, Brazil and more, often traveling for over 250 days a year.
This is an exciting time as the group has not performed together for at least twenty years, and they are anxious to share their music with new and familiar audiences. Woodsongs of Dalton, GA is only the start of what hopes to be a revival of one of the most exciting stage shows in music. Though none of the girls want to travel full time, their goal is to book a dozen or so shows per year. They have found great joy in getting back together and sharing their music with a whole new perspective. With new music from the songwriters of the group, they feel they still have something worth sharing.
Members are: Wanda Vick on Electric guitar, Dobro, Pedal Steel, Fiddle, Lap Steel and most anything else she picks up. Pam Perry on Lead and Harmony vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Mandocaster, and Electric guitar. Pam Gadd on Lead and Harmony vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, and Electric Guitar. Kathy Mac on Harmony Vocals and Bass, Nancy Gardner on Harmony Vocals and Drums.


Published on January 21, 2020

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