Tickets for a public concert featuring country singer Troy Olsen are on sale now for only $10. courtesy of Jim Wright

Marana resident turned country star Troy Olsen will headline a public concert May 21 to commemorate the completion of the new Marana Health Center Main Clinic. Tickets for the Lasso the Moon event are now on sale for $10 in advance at all Tucson Boot Barn locations. Tickets will be sold for $15 on the day of the concert at the event site, 13395 N. Marana Main St.

Olsen is a singer-songwriter who co-wrote a hit song for Blake Shelton, the top 10 “I’ll Just Hold On,” and a cut that Tim McGraw recorded for his Southern Voice album, “Ghost Town Train.”

He wrote the latter song, a plaintive cry for a lost lover, with hit songwriter Marv Green (George Strait’s “It Just Comes Natural”). The song represented a breakthrough for Olsen. “It was the first time I had the DNA of what I thought my sound was in my head,” he admits. “If I never write anything else, I’ve got one song that really represents me and my music.”

Olsen self-produced his major label debut, using the skills he began honing many years before on a modified cassette deck that he turned into a multi-track recorder.

His songs resonate with the richness of the American Southwest while still representative of 21st century culture.

“My journey has been a long one,” Olsen admits, “but it’s taken every minute of it for me to get it together.”

The open-air celebration Lasso the Moon will unveil Marana’s new 74,656-square-foot primary care health facility. The grand opening’s name illustrates the accomplishment of opening the facility.  The country/western theme is intended to reflect the rich and diverse culture of the area.

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