2008-06-13 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

County-Western Concert Series On Way To Westbury

Live Nation proudly presents seven exciting country shows at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury this summer. Trisha Yearwood kicked off the series on Thursday, June 12. The Volunteer Jam, starring Charlie Daniels Band, will perform on June 19.


The Volunteer Jam stars the legendary, American country/southernrock band, the Charlie Daniels Band. The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for their single "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." Also featured at this year's Volunteer Jam is .38 Special, known for their hit "Second Chance," and Shooter Jennings, known for his single "4th of July." LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND - JUNE 24

Active since 1980, Lyle Lovett has recorded a total of 13 studio albums. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Male Vocal in 1989 for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, and Best Country Album in 1996 for The Road to Ensenada. Lovett has had a number of singles in the top 20 of Billboard's US Country, including "Cowboy Man," "Why I Don't Know," "Give My Heart Back" and "She's No Lady."


Randy Owen is primarily known for his role as the lead singer of the country rock band, Alabama. Although Alabama only records new albums on occasion, Owen himself has maintained a career in country music as a solo performer. In 2008, Owen released his first solo single, "Braid My Hair," and is planning on releasing his debut album, One On One, this November.


Gretchen Wilson made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award winning single and number one hit on the Billboard country charts, "Redneck Woman," which served as the lead-off single to her debut album Here for the Party. Wilson followed this album one year later with All Jacked Up, the title track of which became the highestdebuting single for a female country artist upon its 2005 release. In 2007, she released her third album, One of the Boys. Thus far, Wilson has charted eleven singles on Billboard country charts, including "Here For The Party," "When I Think About Cheatin'" and "Homewrecker."


Kenny Rogers is an American country music singer who has charted more than 70 hit singles. Some of his hits include "The Gambler," "Coward of the Country," "Lucille," and "Islands in the Stream," a duet with Dolly Parton. He has received hundreds of awards for music and charity, including AMAs, Grammies, ACMs and CMAs, as well as, a lifetime achievement award in 2003 for a career spanning six decades. Success in recent years include the 2006 album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that peaked at #5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting high in the Billboard 200. The album's first single, "I Can't Unlove You," was also a chart hit.



Dickey Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has one of the most distinctive voices in music today. Known as one of the most influential guitar players of all time, Betts has mastered a seamless style of lyrical melody and rhythm - combining country, jazz, blues, and rock into one unparalleled sound. Some of his hits include "Blue Sky," "Good Time Feeling" and "Ramblin' Man." Performing with Dickey Betts will be the Marshall Tucker Band who is best known for their hits "Can't You See," "Fire On The Mountain," "This Ol' Cowboy" and "Heard It in a Love Song."


Vince Gill has achieved success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League, and as a solo artist. Gill has recorded more than twenty studio albums, charted over forty singles on the Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 22 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year Awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. In addition, Gill has earned 19 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2007, Gill was inducted into the esteemed Country Music Hall of Fame. Some of his hits include "I Still Believe In You," "Pretty Little Adriana," "Go Rest High On That Mountain," and "The Reason Why."

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