Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Paul White performing at Pure Life

Published 6:38 pm Friday, December 2, 2022

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LaGRANGE — Four time award-winning singer-songwriter, John Paul White will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, Pure Life House of Music at 206 Clark St. LaGrange, Georgia. 

With The Hurting Kind, John Paul White has crafted a stunning album that draws on the lush, orchestrated music made in Nashville in the early 1960s. Yet these songs retain a modern feel, whether he’s writing about overwhelming love, unraveling relationships, or the fading memory of a loved one.

White grew up in tiny Loretto, Tennessee, and now lives in Florence, Alabama, not far from Muscle Shoals. He has cultivated his career in Nashville for two decades, first as a songwriter for a major publisher, then as half of The Civil Wars — a groundbreaking duo that won four Grammy Awards before disbanding in 2012.

Because The Civil Wars were so hard to categorize, White has earned a fan base among indie rock listeners, folk audiences, Americana outlets, and AAA radio. So, what will happen if people hear The Hurting Kind and call it country? 

“Well, that doesn’t scare me in the least,” he says. “As a matter of fact, it kind of thrills me.” 

“I have been working on getting John Paul White to LaGrange for about two years now and I am extremely happy to have finally managed that,” said Maggie McDonald owner/operator of Pure Life House of Music. “He has been selling out at bigger venues all over and I hope we can do the same here in LaGrange. I have never been more mesmerized by a performer than John Paul White – his voice gets in your head and haunts you to the core.”

The Concert is to be held at Pure Life House of Music 206 Clark St. in the Hillside Community of LaGrange. Door open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $25 for advanced tickets and $30 cash at the door. Tickets are selling fast and seating is limited. McDonald recommended that you purchase tickets in advance at

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