American icon Kenny Rogers will perform at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center stage at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Rogers will be joined by Linda Davis, and the show will also include an appearance by the Morgantown High School Show Choir. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.
With his instantly recognizable rasp and decades of hits, Kenny Rogers is easily one of the most influential artists of our lifetimes. Rogers’ legendary storytelling has earned him three Grammy Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards. Immortal songs like “The Gambler” and “Lucille” have made an uncontested mark on country music as well as the hearts of listeners across generations. Rogers’ success isn’t isolated to the country charts either, with dozens of singles like “She Believes In Me” crossing over to the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Hot 100 lists.
“I really, really love what I’m doing,” Rogers says. “People survive longer if they love what they’re doing. Because you just don’t quit.” Roger’s impassioned sound has only grown stronger with time, and his heartrending stories are still piercing audience’s hearts. And this musical icon shows no signs of quitting – 2013 brought Rogers an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and a ‘Legends’ slot at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival in England. His latest album, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Country Chart last month. The Associated Press said the album “proves (Rogers) can still deliver the romantic ballads and dramatic narratives on which his reputation rests.”
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Linda Davis has built a reputation as a world-class entertainer and is considered one of the best female vocalists in the business by some of her most well-known peers. Through the years, Davis has played to sold-out crowds with the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Kenny Rogers himself.
This concert promises to be an unforgettable treat for the entire family. In addition to his signature, mega-hits, Rogers will be performing all your Christmas and holiday favorites, including “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
Showtime is set for 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 Tickets are on sale now from $50.75 to $75.75, depending on seat location and availability. WVU students may purchase tickets for only $28 with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per valid ID). Tickets are available at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
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