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Richard Leigh in Concert
Date: 4/23/2009 7:00 PM
Cost: $20 - All proceeds will benefit the Keyser-Aday Theatre Campaign
Location: LRC 605

Delighted by the standing ovation he received before a sold-out crowd last spring, Grammy Award Winner Richard Leigh has agreed to return to the VHCC campus on Thursday, April 23, for an encore performance.

Leigh’s upcoming concert will include the dedication of the Keyser-Aday Theatre at VHCC, a tribute to longtime faculty members William Van Keyser and Gary Aday. The two have led the theater program at VHCC since the early days and mentored Leigh when he appeared on the campus stage during his days as a VHCC theater student in the early 1970s.

Perhaps best known as the writer of the Grammy winning Crystal Gayle hit “Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Leigh has written eight No. 1 hits and fourteen top-10 hits. He has been nominated for Grammys in both country and pop categories and in 1994 was named to the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame by his peers.

Anne Murray, Martina McBride, George Jones, K.T. Oslin, Ronnie Milsap, Conway Twitty, and Ray Charles are just a few of the musical legends who have recorded Leigh’s songs.

More information about Richard Leigh’s career is available online at

Tickets for the VHCC Concert are $20 and are available through the VHCC Educational Foundation, 276-739-2449. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Keyser-Aday campaign, which will support student scholarships and the arts on the VHCC campus.