Country singers Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, and more play Froggy 101’s Guitars & Stars in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4
From a press release:
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton country music radio station Froggy 101 (WGGY-FM) announced today that its bi-annual Guitars & Stars concert will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. with Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, Clare Dunn, and Morgan Evans.
This acoustic show allows country fans to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of amazing artists and great songs, all while helping out a great cause. Each artist will explain backgrounds to their songs, share stories, discuss influences, and perform their biggest hits. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger Danville.
Tickets, which are $18, $33, $43, and $83 (VIP), plus fees, go on sale to the public on Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special pre-sale will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. for all Froggy 101 Country Club Members and Kirby Members.
A limited number of VIP packages will be available for purchase. The VIP package includes a guaranteed seat in the first seven (or closer) rows, a catered VIP pre-party, and a take-home photo with all artists.
Rodney Atkins has had his foot in the country music industry since 1996. He would play guitar at events and festivals while he was still in high school. His first single, “In a Heartbeat,” which was released in 1997, spent one week on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His first successful single was “Honesty (Write Me a List),” which charted at No. 4 on the country charts and No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the title track to his debut album “Honesty,” released in 2003.
He returned in 2006 with the single “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows),” his first single to reach No. 1, spending four weeks at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart. This single was also the top country hit of 2006, according to the Billboard Year-End charts. His next single, “Watching You,” also spent four weeks as a No. 1 hit and was the top country song of 2007 on the Billboard Year-End charts. Two other songs off that album became No. 1 singles, making “If You’re Going Through Hell” the first country album to include four No. 1 singles since Tim McGraw’s “Set the Circus Down” in 2001. The album received platinum certification from the RIAA for shipments of one million copies. Atkins has released two more albums since then – “It’s America” in 2009 and “Take a Back Road” in 2011 – that both received positive reviews.
Kip Moore became a superstar with his debut album, which was released in 2012. He started playing guitar while he attended Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama. In 2004, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and, eight years later, signed a record deal with MCA Nashville. His first album, “Up All Night,” was the bestselling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013. It was certified platinum by the RIAA, and the single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” was certified 2x platinum. More has since released two more albums – “Wild Ones” in 2015 and “Slowheart” in 2017.
Clare Dunn is a country artist from Southeast Colorado. She signed with Universal Music Group Nashville and BMG, releasing her debut single “Get Out” at the end of 2013. She then became the highest-charting independent female artist on the Music Row Country Breakout chart in 10 years. Dunn was listed by Sounds Like Nashville as one of the artists to watch in 2017 for country music. She released two singles, “Move On” and “Tuxedo,” from her self-titled EP, and both charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. Dunn released her fifth single, “More,” in June of 2018.
Morgan Evans is an Australian country music singer and songwriter. He released a self-titled debut studio album in March of 2014, which peaked at No. 20 on the ARIA Albums chart. At the 2014 CMC Music Awards, he won Oz Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Best Australian Video of the Year. He eventually relocated to Nashville, where he signed with Warner Music Nashville in May of 2017. This led to the release of his debut U.S. single “Kiss Somebody.” On Dec. 8, 2017 he released his single “I Do” about his now wife, Kelsea Ballerini, and it became a huge hit at weddings in 2018.
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