Concert Series - Aug 26-28, 2014
Craig Morgan with special guests Chase Rice & Shelby Ann-Marie Miller
Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry with special guest Plain White T's
Photos by Jim Swoboda
Theory of a Deadman & Halestorm with special guest Fled Five
Photos by Maria Sinclair
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chase Rice pulls no punches when it comes to his high-energy live show. The Columbia Nashville and self-owned Jack Daniels Records recording artist lives to perform live in front of his fans. Rice built his fan base performing as an unknown artist from North Carolina in small clubs and wants to stay as close as he can to being that underground artist he started out as. When Rice moved to Nashville he started co-writing with the members of Florida Georgia Line, which lead to the co-written crossover smash hit, "Cruise." With his current hit "Ready Set Roll," which has been certified Gold, in the Top Twenty and rising on the Billboard Country Singles Charts and his full-length major-label Ignite The Night album set to be released on August 19 there are no signs of his career slowing down.
Craig Morgan has one of the most varied and impressive resumes in the music industry. From a solider, to a sherrif's deputy, EMT, adventurer, TV host, motocross racer, outdoorsman, farmer and family man to a chart-topping country artist. Morgan has had several hits including the song that put him on the map in 2002, "Almost Home." Additional hits include his working-class anthems "Redneck Yacht Club" and "International Harvester" as well as "Tough," "This Ole Boy," "Bonfire" and his six week chart-topper, "That's What I Love About Sunday" which was also named the most-played song in 2005. Morgan's current album The Journey (Livin Hits) produced his latest charting hit, "Wake Up Lovin' You."
Shelby Ann-Marie Miller
From a very young age it was clear that Shelby Ann-Marie Miller had the raw natural ability to sing. Growing up in Portland, MI she was known as the "little girl with a big voice". At only fifteen years old she took a step closer pursuing her passion and auditioned for this past season of American Idol. She made it past the first few rounds and on to Hollywood with ease while connecting with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. along the way. Urban was quoted as saying, "he could listen to her all day long". Miller made it all the way to the end of Hollywood week and fell just short of the top fifteen girls and the live rounds but that has only fueled her desire to make her way as a country artist. Now sixteen, she continues to perform locally and is making strides toward putting her mark on the music industry.
The Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including, "Name," "Slide," and "Iris" the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The bands most recent album Magnetic produced their fastest-growing single, "Come To Me".
Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy noiminiations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 8 million albums and 18 million singles worldwide. Daughtry's self-title debut album was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet's second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry's first single, "Waiting For Superman", from the bands new album Baptized was a Top 15 hit on the AC Charts.
Halestorm, fronted by female rocker Lzzy Hale, scored two Top 10 hits with their self-titled debut album including "I Get Off" and "It's Not You". Their follow up album, The Strange Case Of... featuring 2013 Grammy winner for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, "Love Bites (So Do I)". The album reached #1 on the Active Rock chart making it the first ever female-fronted group to top the chart.
Theory of a Deadman
Roadrunner Records and 604 Records Canadian rock band, Theory of a Deadman, was the first band to sign with Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 imprint. The band has had a string of Top 10 singles on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart including No. 1 hits "Bad Girlfriend" and "Lowlife". Their current single "Drown" is in the Top 20 with their new album, SaVages, set to come out July 29.
Grand Rapids own Fled Five is made up of vocalist/guitarist Brian Grooms, bassist Kevin Turner and drummer Nate Grooms. Their signature sound and do-it-yourself work ethic have helpede define the landscape of the West Michigan music scene. They have opened for several rock acts including Halestorm and have released five full length albums. Fled Five delivers high-energy rock music to their dedicated fans and is known for making any show a party.