You might not be familiar with songwriter Susan Gibson, but you've most likely heard her music.
She wrote the Dixie Chicks smash hit song Wide Open Spaces, which was one of the biggest-selling singles in country music history.
Gibson will make a swing through southeastern Washington for a one-night gig Aug. 11 at Walla Faces, 216 E. Main St., in Walla Walla. Showtime is 7 p.m. Cover is $10.
"Susan is the quintessential Troubadette with thousands of live performances under her belt," said Brandy Reed with RPR Media. "She is a master of the stage and shines the brightest in an intimate setting (like the Walla Faces venue.)"
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Gibson returned to performing after a car accident last year that left her with a broken arm, dislocated elbow and a shattered wrist, Reed added.
"Doctors told her it would be eight or nine months before she could strum a guitar again," Reed said. "But she was back out on the road in 2 1/2 months."
Reed described Gibson's latest album, Tightrope, as "beautiful in its sparseness, easily accessible yet full of sophisticated notes for those who take a careful listen."
Gibson's Walla Walla gig follows in the wake of her sold-out concert at the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. She also performed an epic version of Wide Open Spaces with the Amarillo Symphony.
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