Carroll Baker is returning to Summerside in 2014

Darlene Shea
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SUMMERSIDE — Canadian country music legend Carroll Baker will be gracing select Maritime venues next spring with “Country Classics,” a special concert event featuring chart-topping traditional country hits and signature Baker tunes.

Carroll Baker

Although Baker retired from her rigorous touring schedule in 2011, she continues to perform a limited number of engagements and Harbourfront Theatre is pleased to be able to welcome her back on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Baker received the Juno Award for Country Female Vocalist of the Year five times, including 1977 through 1979. She had her own series on CBC television in the summer of 1983 and frequently appeared on “The Tommy Hunter Show.”

She was also the first Canadian entertainer ever to do a TV special from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

From October 1970 through August 1982, Carroll Baker was on the country hit charts for a total of 528 weeks.

Thirty-one consecutive singles reached the charts, 20 of them reaching Top 10, with 14 of those hitting No. 1, including 12 consecutive No. 1 hits. No one in Canadian country music has been able to top that record.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are now on sale at Harbourfront Theatre box office and they are online at harbourfronttheatre.com.

Organizations: Harbourfront Theatre, CBC

Geographic location: Summerside, Nashville

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