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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 13, 2014) – Country music fans can get a double dose of Nashville’s talented, chart-topping performers when the University of Central Missouri presents Easton Corbin and Tyler Farr in concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Multipurpose Building.
Concert tickets are on sale now, and cost $25 for UCM students and $35 for the general public. All seats are general admission, and there is no reserve seating for this event. Tickets can be obtained weekdays at the Multipurpose Building, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and Office of Student Activities, Elliott Student Union 217. Special ticket sale hours, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 in Elliott Student Union 217 will be available to accommodate students moving back to campus for the fall 2014 semester. Tickets also can be obtained by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 660-543-8643.
Sponsored by The Spotlight, the concert helps kick off a new year at UCM. It takes place the day prior to the annual Get the Red Out street fair that will bring thousands of people to campus for an afternoon of fun before the start of the Mules first home football game Thursday, Sept. 11.
A Florida native who grew up on his grandparents’ farm, Corbin signed with the Mercury Nashville label in 2009, and released his debut single, A Little More Country Than That, which also hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, then went on to peak at No. 1 on the country charts in April 2010. Roll with It, another song from the A Little More Country Than That album was released as a single, and hit the No. 1 spot in October 2010. The album’s third and final single, I Can’t Love You Back peaked at No. 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2011. Corbin released a second studio album, All Over the Road, in September 2012, and the title song peaked at No. 3. His third studio album, Clockwork, was released in January 2014.
Hailed as a breakout country male artist, Farr is a Missouri native with strong ties to UCM and the Warrensburg community. He grew up in Garden City, and his mother, father, stepmother, a sister, and an uncle all graduated from UCM. He also has a sister who will be a junior at UCM this fall.
His song, Redneck Crazy, which appeared on his first Columbia Nashville debut album, broke through the country and all genre charts last year. It reached No. 2 on the Country Albums Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, while also marking the year’s highest entry by a debut male country artist on the all-genre Billboard 200 album sales chart. His No. 1, platinum-selling title-track, Redneck Crazy, was called the “song of the summer” by The New York Times. The song’s video earned a CMT nomination for “Breakthrough Video of the Year.” Farr also celebrated back-to-back No. 1 singles, and his first No. 1 as a songwriter, with the hit song Whiskey in My Water.
For more information, visit ucmo.edu/concert or 660-543-4007.