GRAMMY® nominated country superstar Clay Walker has left an indelible mark on music with his chart-topping hits and timeless ballads. With hits including "This Woman and this Man," "What's it to You," "Live Until I Die," "Hypnotize the Moon," and "Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open," he has made a career out of writing and performing songs that stay close to his roots. He made his debut in 1993 with the No. 1 Billboard Hot County Single, "What's It to You." In a storied career dotted with smash singles, platinum albums, and countless honors and acclaim, Clay Walker remains a formidable force in country music, enchanting listeners with his powerful voice and unforgettable songs. His storytelling and soulful delivery have resonated with fans around the world and his show will reflect the prolific hit-making music that has captivated his fans over the years.
Platinum hit-makers ORLEANS are now celebrating 50 YEARS of live performances! Praised and respected by their peers for their songwriting skills, instrumental prowess and classic trademark harmonies, their iconic radio hits, including "Still The One," "Dance With Me," and "Love Takes Time" still resonate with audiences of all ages thanks to continued airplay on Classic Rock radio, television, film and streaming services. ORLEANS has produced a body of work spanning 17 albums and several DVDs ... and they continue to be in demand for live shows, as they have been for nearly 5 decades. Since their humble beginnings in Woodstock NY and throughout countless worldwide tours, Orleans has set some very high standards and they continue to meet and exceed those standards at every show, to the delight of audiences everywhere.
The first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single with their release of "Meet in the Middle," GRAMMY® award winning Diamond Rio has sold more than 6.8 million albums, surpassed over 1.05 billion global streams, and charted 20 Top 10 singles, 15 Top 5 singles, and seven No. 1 singles. Known for hits such as "One More Day," "Beautiful Mess," "Unbelievable," "I Believe," and many more, Diamond Rio has amassed numerous accolades throughout the years. The band is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, won six Vocal Group of the Year Awards (four CMA and two ACM), received fourteen GRAMMY® nominations, and won a GRAMMY® Award for their album, The Reason. Recognized for their charitable commitments, including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised more than $1 million for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.
Celebrating over 50 years of "We're an American Band!" Originating from Flint, Michigan, this top selling American rock group of the 70's laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with a signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. With mega-hits of "We're An American Band," "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home," "Locomotion," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," and more, their legacy still reigns over Classic Rock. Internationally acclaimed, Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America, and has accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with sales exceeding 25 million worldwide. They have charted 19 singles, 8 Top 40 hits, and two No. 1 singles. After playing to millions of fans on the band's The American Band Tour, Grand Funk Railroad continues to reach both new and long-time fans. The multi-talented band carries on the tradition of hits and creates a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon's unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band's explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles "Keep On Loving You" and "Take It On the Run." That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA's coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. From 1977 to 1989, the band released nine consecutive albums all certified Platinum or higher. Today, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Dave Amato (guitar), Bryan Hitt (drums), and Derek Hilland (touring keyboardist) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites such as "Ridin' The Storm Out," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Time For Me To Fly," "Roll With The Changes," the aforementioned "Keep On Loving You" and "Take It On the Run," and many, many more.
Season package subscribers will receive renewal information. Season renewals will continue through Friday, August 25th. Season ticket packages will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30th. Packages will be available online at EACC.edu or by calling 870-633-4480 ext. 352. Season subscription options save up to 20%.
Single tickets to all Spotlight Series events are $44 and generally go on sale six weeks prior to the event, with the exception of the season's opening performance of Clay Walker, which will go on sale Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m.