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Northwest Missouri State University

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Emerson Drive, left, and Chuck Wicks, right, are performing Friday, April 9 in Bearcat Arena.
Tickets will be available to students on March 15; tickets will be available to the public on March 29.

March 15, 2010

Country music stars headed to Northwest this spring

MARYVILLE, Mo.- Emerson Drive, a Grammy-nominated country music band, and Chuck Wicks, a Top 40 artist, will be serenading fans this spring at Northwest Missouri State University.

The two chart-toppers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 in Lamkin Activity Center's Bearcat Arena. Tickets go on sale March 15 for students and April 5 for the public. Tickets are $7 for students and $17 for members of the public and are available at the Student Services Desk on the first floor of the Administration Building. The Student Services Desk also can be reached by calling 660.562.1212.

Tickets can be purchased online at this link .

With the release of its sixth studio album, "Believe," Emerson Drive has secured its place as the premiere band in contemporary country music. Emerson Drive's 2006 album, "Countrified," yielded their first No. 1 single, "Moments," and earned nominations for a dozen major awards, including a Grammy.

"What's cool about what we do is that there's always something good, something new happening," Danick Dupelle, lead guitarist, says on Emerson Drive's official Web site. "That keeps us on our toes and gets us excited. It's what keeps us motivated."

Chuck Wicks debuted his first single, "Stealing Cinderella," in September 2007 and has been a busy artist ever since. The single served as the lead-off to his debut album "Starting Now," which was released in January 2008. "All I Ever Wanted" and "Man of the House" were released as the album's second and third singles, respectively, and both have charted in the Top 40. In addition to being busy with his music, Wicks also appeared on season eight of "Dancing with the Stars."

"I don't think I'm like anybody else," Wicks says on his Web site. "And it translates through my music and the album that I made."

For more information about this event, contact Patrick Solomon, SAC Concert Committee Chairperson, at .

The purpose of Student Activities Council is to plan and administer activities for the student body, in order to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the Northwest campus and community. The goal of Student Activities Council is to create a fun and exciting experience at Northwest.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468