Jimmy Webb Sells Out Cultural Arts Series Performance at OCCC
Oklahomans will close out the 2012-2013 Cultural Arts Series (CAS) season at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) with one of music’s finest composers, song writers and performers – Jimmy Webb. Webb, an Oklahoma native, will be live at OCCC on March 26 to share his classics and much more during his sold out show in the Bruce Owen Theater at 7 p.m.
About Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Web has written, composed and performed timeless pop, country and rock classics; classics like “Galveston”, “Wichita Lineman”, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “The Highwayman” and many more. A true songwriting legend, Webb’s hits have been performed by Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon and many others.
A critically acclaimed composer for more than forty years, Webb’s remarkable accomplishments include Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration; induction into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame; the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame; and, according to Broadcast Music Inc., Webb’s “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” was the third most performed song from the 60s until 1990, with “Up, Up and Away” on the same list in the top 30.
Webb’s “Wichita Lineman” has been listed in the top 50 of MOJO Magazine’s worldwide survey of the best one hundred singles of all time, and was singled out in the Oct/Nov 2001 issue of Blender as “The Greatest Song Ever”. Singer/songwriter James Taylor was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for "Best Male Pop Vocal” for his rendition of the song.
The National Academy of Songwriters named Webb as 1993’s recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1999 he was inducted by actor Michael Douglas into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as one of the state’s most celebrated sons. In his latest recording effort, “Just Across The River,” Webb teams with some notable artists such as Billy Joel, Mark Knopfler, Lucinda Williams, and Willie Nelson in duets of some of Webb’s best-known works.
For more information about OCCC’s CAS, please visit www.occc.edu/cas or call (405) 682-7579.