Two big names coming to Wind Creek

Published 9:23 am Monday, April 11, 2011

Music lovers will have an opportunity to hear two artists during performances set at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in the days ahead.

First up is a concert featuring Brian McKnight set for April 30 at 9 p.m. A concert featuring country music artist Travis Tritt is set for May 21 at 9 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Amphitheater at the facility located just off I-65 and U.S. 21 near Atmore.

Megan Young, a representative with Wind Creek, issued a release with details about the upcoming concert.

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“Brian is making his worldwide tour a family affair,” Young said. “He will be joined on stage by his brother, Claude McKnight of Take 6, and sons, BJ and Niko, for what promises to be a spectacular show.”

McKnight has earned a spot in contemporary music history with the release of 13 albums with seven making it to platinum status. His music has sold more 20 million albums worldwide.

McKnight has established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency throughout his career with tours for more than a decade. He has collaborated with a variety of performers including Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.

Tritt’s concert will give country music lovers a taste of classic country as well as some Southern rock and blues – a genre the artist has mastered through his career.

“Travis Tritt has bridged the gap time and time again between country, Southern rock and blues,” Young said. “Soulful vocals and timeless lyrics are the elements that characterize his music,”

Tritt has offered up such hits as “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares” and “Where Corn Don’t Grow.” Many other hits have put his name in the books as a successful country artist.

Tritt has found his music reaching platinum status with many number one hits, two Grammy awards and four awards from the Country Music Association despite initial hesitations from his parents and talent manager. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992.

Tickets for both concerts are available now at The Essentials Gift Shoppe at Wind Creek Casino and online through Prices for McKnight’s concert range from $20 to $60 with Tritt’s concert tickets starting at $25.

Wind Creek Casino and Hotel can be reached at 368-8007.