Country music hitmaker Darryl Worley is set to perform as part of the Century Bank Entertainment Series Saturday, April 13, in Cartersville.

Worley is scheduled for a 7 p.m. concert at the historic Grand Theatre at 7 N. Wall St. in downtown Cartersville.

He replaced John Berry in the series’ April 13 show at the Grand after Berry announced he canceled a number of his shows because of a health issue, a theater news release stated.

“After getting word about the cancellation, we immediately began searching for someone with name recognition and established hits to fill that date,” the release stated.

“We wish John the very best in this latest health challenge, and we will look forward to having him back at The Grand Theatre once he is back to performing.”

Worley has had three Billboard No. 1 country hits including “I Miss My Friend” from 2002, “Have You Forgotten?” (2003) and “Awful, Beautiful Life” (2004).

His 12 Billboard Top 40 hits since 2000 also feature such songs as “If Something Should Happen” and “Sounds Like Life to Me.”

His new album, “Second Wind: Latest and Greatest,” is his first full-length release in eight years after a self-imposed exile for family considerations. It is set for release April 26.

The album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where Aretha Franklin and others recorded some of their most famous songs and Worley began his career in the mid-1990s.

The new album “mixes the traditional-country history he established in Nashville with the ragged soul that’s deep in the bones of Muscle Shoals where Worley got his start,” a news release stated.

The 15-track release includes seven new songs, including one called “Whiskey Makes Me Think About You” which Worley wrote with Billy Lawson and Ed Hill. It also features reworkings of Worley’s past songs, including his No. 1 hits.

Tickets are $30 for orchestra level and $25 for balcony level. Visit thegrandtheatre.org or call 770-386-7343 to charge by phone. All events are reserved seating, and season ticket purchasers get a 10% discount on their seats.

Those who purchased tickets to the John Berry concert will see their ticket automatically transferred to the Darryl Worley show, the theater news release stated. Those who want their ticket purchase refunded should contact The Grand Theatre Ticket Office via email at info@thegrandtheatre.org.

Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

More show information and video samples can be found by visiting The Grand Theatre website at www.thegrandtheatre.org or on Facebook at “Century Bank Entertainment Series at The Grand Theatre.”

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