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Tim Campbell will do a show with The Chattahoochee Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Alfresco Performing Arts Center in Granite City.
GRANITE CITY – Tim Campbell makes the audience believe he really is Alan Jackson with his tribute performances.
Campbell will do a show with The Chattahoochee Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Alfresco Performing Arts Center in Granite City.
“I have always been a fan of his,” Campbell said of Jackson. “To be honest, we do resemble each other. I appreciate Alan Jackson. He is pure country compared to what we listen to these days.”
Campbell’s country favorites were Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
“I have been playing since high school at Granite City,” he said. “We have all the top players in the St. Louis metropolitan area playing this show with us. We also have Larry Rollens, a steel guitar player who played for nine years with the Bellamy Brothers.”
For the Alan Jackson Tribute Show, much effort is put into the act, including dancers to match what happens in Jackson’s music videos.
“The show takes three to six months to put together,” Campbell said. “We do approximately 20 songs in the show, all of his top hits.”
Campbell’s favorite Alan Jackson song is “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” one of his latest hits written by his nephew.
The Granite City man said he wanted to promote the Alfresco Performing Arts Center and said it is something that has been needed for a long time in Granite City.
Campbell was born and raised in Granite City and graduated from high school in 1976. He has played music ever since.
“He sounds a lot like Alan Jackson,” said Cindy Hundley, a sponsor of the show at the Alfresco Performing Arts Center. “He did two shows at Wildey and both sold out. He has had so many requests over the years to do this and that is why he started doing tribute shows.”
Cindy owns C. Hundley and Co. of Staunton, a tax preparation/accounting firm.
Tickets for the tribute show are $20 and tickets can be purchased at http://www.ajtributeshow.com/get-tickets/.
The arts center is located at 2041 Delmar Ave. in Granite City. Campbell performed at Wildey in Edwardsville in January 2013 and also in July of that year.
Hundley said when she has watched Campbell he has received standing ovations for his performances.
“The band that backs him up are local musicians and they put on a show,” she said. “My family really enjoyed him.”