Janie Fricke announces new tour dates

Raised on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke started singing in church and later turned that talent into a career that began as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers. Long before his success as a country artist, millions became familiar with Fricke’s voice through commercials for United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, McDonald’s and Red Lobster.

She quickly became a session singer where she sang in the studio with some of the biggest country stars of the late 70s and early 80s including Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell and Mel Tillis.

After a series of duets with greats like Merle Haggard and Moe Bandy, Fricke landed a solo recording contract in the early 80s and composed several hit singles, including “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby”, ” He’s a Heartache” and “You don’t have a heart in it.” She won CMA’s coveted “Singer of the Year” in 1982 and 1983 and was nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been credited with over 1,600 album projects and scored 36 hit singles.

The 80s was also a time when country stars made special appearances on television programs and Fricke was no exception. Janie Fricke practically gave birth to Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee in an 8-year-old flashback show (in which, Fricke played Ginny, a bank robber). Dodge Charger from 1969 (it was black at the time).

This vehicle was taken to the junkyard where the “Duke Boys” discovered it and, with the help of Crazy Cooter Davenport, repaired it, painted orange and ready for Boss Hogg’s Hazzard County race. He then officially became General Lee!

In recent years, Sony Music Entertainment has made four of Fricke’s classic albums available to fans on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other digital platforms through the Legacy Digital Vault campaign, including The First Word In Memory, The Very Best of Janie Fricke, Black & White and Selle in the wind! The collection of albums includes the greatest hits from the top 18 times, including “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy”, “Tell Me a Lie”, “She’s Single Again” and more. Legacy Recordings has also released The Essential JANIE FRICKE to all digital service providers.

A two-time CMA and ACM singer of the year, Fricke has reached No. 1 on the country charts 18 times. She was named Billboard magazine’s Top Female Vocalist, was the first female voice on the moon, and was named the most popular international female solo act in the UK’s Country Music Round Up.

Her music has achieved gold and platinum selling status worldwide, and the talented and friendly Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 25 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the country’s most beloved artists.

Janie Fricke Tour Dates

05/05/22 – Leo J Welder Center for the Performing Arts – Victoria, TX
05/06/22 – Brauntex Performing Arts Theater – New Braunfels, TX
06/04/22 – The Big Dance – Dallas, TX
6/16/22 – Sesser City Park – Sesser, Illinois
07/08/22 – Cactus Theater – Lubbock, TX
7/10/22 – Pebbles Theater – Kerrville, TX
7/16/22 – Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts – Palmer Lake, CO
7/22/22 – Sisseton Center for the Performing Arts – Sisseton, SD
07/30/22 – Blue Gate Center for the Performing Arts – Shipshewana, IN
08/06/22 – Old Town Theater – Huntsville, TX
08/26/22 – Music Ranch Montana – Livingston, Montana
09/23/22 – Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
12/2/22 – Janie Fricke’s A Country Cowgirl’s Christmas – Granbury, TX
11/12/22 – Janie Frickie’s Country Cowgirl Christmas – Hopewell, VA
1/7/23 – Rosemary Clausen Performing Arts Center – Holstein, IA

Corina C. Butler