In country music circles, Richard Leigh is most often mentioned in connection to his Grammy-winning song, “Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” Recorded by Crystal Gayle in 1977, the song soared to the top of the charts and was named CMA’s Song of the Year. Enshrined in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Leigh has also penned number one hits for Steve Wariner (“Life’s Highway”), Kathy Mattea (“Come from the Heart”), Reba McEntire (“The Greatest Man I Ever Knew”), and other country music notables. Others who have recorded his songs include the Dixie Chicks, George Jones, Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs, Kitty Wells and Perry Como.
Friday night at 8, the man who wrote the award-winning songs will sing them in a rare concert performance at The Cary Theater. Get details at thecarytheater.com.
- Saturday, the South Carolina Broadcasters bring their old-time music to the Carrboro ArtsCenter for an 8 p.m. show. Learn more at artscenterlive.org.