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“Home for the Holidays” Concert Set for Dec. 4

Nov. 4, 2019



FLORENCE, AL University of North Alabama Alumnus of the Year and Grammy Award winner John Paul White will perform as part of the “Home for the Holidays” concert set for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Norton Auditorium. Tickets are on sale, and proceeds will benefit the John Paul White Entertainment Industry Endowed Scholarship.

“It’s my pleasure to team up with my great friends at UNA and the Department of Entertainment Industry to perform and benefit my endowed scholarship fund,” White said. “I never dreamed I’d be in a position to give back to students of the university. It’s one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of my home. The icing on the cake is that I get an excuse to play Christmas songs with my band, only a couple of blocks from my home. I’m definitely a lucky guy.”

White graduated from UNA in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Management. In 2009, he joined Joy Williams to form The Civil Wars, and, in 2012, the duo won a Grammy Award for best Folk Album and Country Performance by a Duo or Group. Today, White is the co-owner of Single Lock Records, based in Florence. His most recent album, “The Hurting Kind,” was released in 2018

“The Department of Entertainment Industry is proud of its successful alumni,” said Dr. Bob Garfrerick, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entertainment Industry. “As a Grammy Award winner, John Paul White exemplifies the highest level of achievement in his field. We have been lucky to remain engaged with John over the years as a guest to classes and a panelist for our events. We hold him in very high regard. Additionally, through the Alumni Association and John’s generosity, we have his endowed scholarship to award annually to students. We are excited to be a part of his legacy.”

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at jpwholiday.brownpapertickets.com. For ticket information, call 256-765-4342. Doors open at 6 p.m.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences,

Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/