We couldn’t have anticipated what the first Spotlight Series would achieve, but it was a testament to the love for music that southeast Oklahoma has. Our inaugural spotlight series featured the talented James McMurtry, and it sold smooth out. This Spotlight series was a ticketed event held at Downtown 312 that featured McMurtry along with BettySoo. This intimate, limited-seating event was an unforgettable night of entertainment.
A seasoned tunesmith in peak form, James McMurtry is an acclaimed songwriter that backs personal narrative with effortless elegance. His lauded storytelling –check out songs such as “Operation Never Mind” and “Ft. Walton Wake-Up Call” on The Horses and the Hounds – consistently has turned heads for decades now. McMurtry’s most recent album, The Horses and the Hounds, has been recognized by Rolling Stone on their Best Albums of 2021 list and 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2021 list, and Magnet Magazine listed McMurtry as #3 on their top 10 picks for best singer/songwriter releases for 2021.