Jason Coleman will honor his grandad, Floyd Cramer, at the Arkansas Country Music Awards on June 6 at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway, Arkansas. Coleman’s piano performance will be a tribute with special guest, Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely collaborating with him to spotlight some of the famous recordings featuring Cramer’s distinct ‘slip-note’ piano style.
The legendary Floyd Cramer is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now his home state of Arkansas is officially inducting him into the Arkansas Country Music Hall of Fame, recognizing Floyd Cramer’s piano work on mega hits like “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley,” “Please Help Me I’m Falling” by Hank Locklin and “Crazy,” by Patsy Cline. Between 1958 and 1962, Cramer charted 11 singles, which is an astonishing feat for an instrumentalist with the most notable being “Last Date.”
The family will be in attendance to accept this great honor as Jason Coleman continues to keep his grandfather’s legacy alive through his own recordings and live performances. Coleman also joins fellow performers Lee Ann Womack and Conway native Erin Enderlin on stage. Other Lifetime Achievement recipients this year are Lefty Frizzell, Mark Wright and Bob Robbins.
Tickets are available at www.arkansasmusic.org.
Meanwhile, Jason Coleman has a full concert schedule with appearance dates posted on his website, www.jasoncolemanmusic.com. And fans have generated millions of weekly views on his online tv show, The Jason Coleman Show, Sundays at 4pm CT. Most recently, The Jason Coleman Show has expanded its audience with a Sunday evening 8pm CT edition on WSM Radio.
About Jason Coleman: Jason Coleman follows in the footsteps of his legendary Grandad, Floyd Cramer by saluting his music. Coleman performs the same “slip-note” style of piano as Cramer who helped shape the Nashville Sound as one of the A Team session players, performing on mega-hits by Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson and more. “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Crazy” and his own standout hit, “Last Date,” earned Floyd Cramer a place in the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
In addition to sharing the piano bench with his grandfather at home, Jason Coleman grew up in the spotlight, performing with Floyd Cramer at his concerts and on national TV and making his Grand Ole Opry debut at age 17. That led to hundreds of coast-to-coast, headlining concerts over the past decade, producing a dozen albums and publishing sheet music songbooks.
About Arkansas Country Music Awards: The Arkansas Country Music Awards, Inc. is a non-profit entity that honors legends, independent artists, and professionals.. The highly anticipated annual red carpet event covers the current music scene, honoring legends, producers, independent artists, and more.
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