Gwen Sebastian is bringing her holiday show to Killdeer on December 17, 2015 at the High Plains Cultural Center at 8 p.m.
The doors to the center will open at 6 p.m. Gwen is best known for being on Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice”, and touring with both Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. She will be sharing the stage with The Outlaw Sippin’ Band. Gwen will be performing some of your favorite holiday songs, along with some originals.
Ken Roshau, Executive Director of the High Plains Cultural Center, said, “We are very fortunate to have someone of Gwen’s caliber to be performing for the people of Dunn County. She has numerous friends and relatives who are proud to support her in her special show, “Home for the Holidays”. It seems like the whole area is bursting with pride in the success that Gwen Sebastian has experienced.”
Surprisingly, success on the show, touring with Coach Blake Shelton, playing the Grand Ole Opry, being named one of Country Weekly’s “Most Beautiful” and opening this summer for Miranda Lambert haven’t altered her course. If anything, they simply propelled her forward. “The Voice has definitely catapulted my career,” she explains. “It was very validating and everything that’s happened from that point on is just at a different level. The best thing may be the sense of freedom it’s given me as an artist.”
Sebastian is never far from her North Dakota roots. When she wrote, “One Like That”. The song was inspired by Sebastian’s parents, who sing backing vocals on the track. “They’re as much in love as the day they met,” she explains. “We all want a relationship like that, and I’ve always wanted my mom and dad to sing on one of my albums, but it never worked out. This time, I didn’t care. We were going to make this happen no matter what. They knocked their part out in one take.”
On “God Bless,” she offers a nod to the “precious few” who stop to notice the struggle of those around them. For Sebastian, few are quickly becoming many, but she is mindful of those who’ve taken this journey with her. “It takes more than just me to be able to do this,” she says. “My parents. Blake and Miranda have been so giving. My band has stuck with me for eight or nine years. I’m very lucky and thankful for everyone – fans, family, and friends – who have supported me. And I’m excited to see who else is going to come along for the ride.”
Tickets are on sale at the High Plains Cultural Center, American Bank Center and 1st International Bank and trust. Each ticket is selling at $30.00. Please order your tickets early as there is limited seating.