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Billy Currington – This Event is Sold Out

Billy Currington – This Event is Sold Out
Event on 2018-05-25 21:00:00

Billy Curringtons latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving hes truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Curringtons sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leavethem breathless at the end of the ride. Since his self-titled debut album bowed on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored eleven career No. 1 singles, most recently, Dont Hurt Like It Used To. His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot includesuch memorable songsas Good Directions, Let Me Down Easy, Must Be Doin Somethin Right, People Are Crazy, Thats How Country Boys Roll, Hey Girl, and We Are Tonight. Over the years, the self-effacing Georgia boy has amassed an impressive list of accolades. He won the Hottest Video of the Year honor at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for Must Be Doin Somethin Right in 2006. The same year, he received an ACM nod for Top New Male Vocalist. His hit duet with Shania Twain, Party for Two, earned nominations from both the CMA and ACM. People Are Crazy took Curringtons already hot career to another level. He earned Grammy nominations for Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in addition to being nominate for Single and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association. Currington has come a long way from his rural Georgia roots. He spent his early years on Tybee Island before his family moved inland to Rincon. He grew up listening to vinyl records by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kenny Rogers, and when his mom took him to one of Rogers concerts, 10-year-old Billy knew immediately he wanted to someday be the one on stage performing. However, he wasnt sure how he was going to get there. To be honest, I never even heard of Nashville till I was 17 or 18, he says. All that changed when Curringtons pastor recognized his talent while he was singing in church, and decided to give the youngster some career guidance. He had been living in Nashville at one point, Curringtonrecalls. He said, Man, theres a town called Nashville that you can get a record deal. Your dreams could come true. Im going to take you there. So he took me and showed me the town. He introduced me to people. When I got back home, I totally made up my mind that when I graduated high school I was going to go back.And so he did. He made the move to Music City at 18 and began paying his dues by pouring concrete and working as a personal trainer at a gym during the day. At night, he was getting a musical education playing in bars all over Nashville. Naturally, he began meeting other aspiring songwriters and artists. He began writing songs and his warm, strong voice made him one of the towns most in demand demo singers. I was doing 10 demos a day, he says. Before you know it, I started getting deal offers from record labels.He signed with Mercury in 2003, and immediately garnered attention with his debut single, Walk a Little Straighter, an autobiographical song about life with his alcoholic stepfather. The song peaked at No. 8, an auspicious debut for a newcomer. He proved the quick success was no fluke when he followed with I Got A Feelin, which became his first top five hit. From there, the hits continued as his sophomore album Doin Somethin Rightspawned his first No. 1 with Must Be Doin Somethin Right and his second No. 1 with Good Directions. Released in 2008, his third album, Little Bit of Everything, featured five songs co-written by Currington. The Bobby Braddock/Troy Jones penned People Are Crazy became his third No. 1 and he followed that with a song he co-wrote, Thats How Country Boys Roll, which also hit the top of the charts. In September 2010, Currington released Enjoy Yourself, which included No. 1 hits Pretty Good atDrinkin Beer and Let Me Down Easy. His fifth album, We Are Tonight, further fueled him momentum spawning two No. 1 singles Hey Girl and the title track. Though Currington has grown in knowledge and confidence, his goals in making Summer Forever is the same as when he recorded his debut. Music is a snapshot of peoples lives and most of all, I want to leave people in a happy place, he says with a smile. Whether theyre sitting on a beach listening to this album or theyre walking around their house or cleaning their house or whatever. Wherever theyre at listening to this album, I want to leave them with a happy and peaceful feeling.

at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, United StatesThe Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

SOLD OUT – Super Duper Kyle presents SUPER Tour with Cousin Stizz – Cousin Stizz


strong>SOLD OUT – Super Duper Kyle presents SUPER Tour with Cousin Stizz – Cousin Stizz
Event on 2017-04-29 20:00:00

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Rapper Kyle is, frankly, more than just a rapper. A cursory tour of the 21-year-old’s wildly eclectic confections invokes touchstones of dance, pop, R&B, hip-hop and a cavalry of other genres, making for a broad sonic palette that defines him as one of the most compelling MCs on the rise.

“My potential as an artist is to blend all genres of music, which is something that’s just universal, that everyone on earth is going to appreciate,” says Kyle, who originally hails from Ventura, Calif. and is currently based in Los Angeles. “I feel like that’s what I’m capable of as an artist—is making a song that everyone in every genre can love.

His versatility shines on his upcoming sophomore album, which primarily features production from M-Phazes (Eminem, Kimbra) and Sunny Norway (Bun B, Juicy J) as well as guest appearances from artists including Chance the Rapper and Yuna.

Eclecticism is a consistent theme in Kyle Harvey’s life. As a kid, he was raised on a diverse collection of artists, from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Incubus and Weezer. But it was when he discovered hip-hop when he hit double digits that he realized his true calling, gravitating towards likeminded genre-benders like Kid CuDi and studying East Coast rappers including Jadakiss, Big L and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Their influence is evident on songs like recent single “Don’t Want to Fall in Love,” where he opens up about a cracked relationship over a electro-zapped pop-rap beat. The humility on the track, coupled with his jocular flow and whip-smart rhymes, serves as a testament to his mission as an artist to have his audience identify with his experiences. “Throughout my career, I just want to peel back more and more layers of who I am, and get deeper and more connected with people and tell more relatable stories,” he says. It’s that honesty, coupled with his trademark buoyant personality, that distinguishes him in the hip-hop arena and drives his authentic message to be yourself, whether you’re fun or charismatic—both traits that exemplify who he is. “That’s how you relate deeper: by further exposing yourself.”

Kyle, who initially went by the name K.i.D., spent his teen years refined his skills as an MC, turning to the Internet to upload covers and originals to YouTube and spread his music through social media networks. After releasing Beautiful Loser via current label Indie-Pop in August 2013, his career took flight. The video for “Keep It Real” got nearly 700,000 YouTube hits in its first week, while the mixtape, whose songs generated millions of listens on Soundcloud, got press from The New York Times, Complex and BET’s 106 & Park. Single “Fruit Snacks” won over fans like Jaden Smith and Childish Gambino, who used the track in his short film Clapping for the Wrong Reasons, and landed him shows with Chance the Rapper and G-Eazy prior to a headlining tour earlier this year.

With his sophomore album set for release later this year, Kyle is readying a project that will show just how capable he is of breaking the limits on what rap can be. “I want to be an artist who can get my music out to the world and have it be interesting,” he says. “I want to express my music on the highest platform in the world—and spread my message as far as possible.”

at Ventura Theater
26 South Chestnut Street
Ventura, United StatesVentura Theater