Published: Thu Sep 29, 2005Tickets are on sale now for the Honky-Tonk Tailgate Party concert at Tennessee Tech University's Hooper Eblen Center Nov. 5.
The concert, sponsored in part by 94.7 The Country Giant and IWC Cash & Carry, will feature a group of chart-topping country music artists who joined together to form the Honky-Tonk Tailgate Party Tour: Daryle Singletary, Chad Brock, Jeff Carson and Rhett Akins. Tickets are available online from TTUsports.com or by calling the TTU ticket office at 372-3941 or 800-825-3948.
The concert highlights a weekend of Wild West-themed events for TTU Homecoming.
According to promotional materials, the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party tour is a unique concert experience offering more than two hours of non-stop hits from some of country music’s favorite artists. All four performers have had, and continue to produce, popular country music that spans the broad spectrums of country styles. The format of the show includes four separate performances followed by a culmination of all four artists meeting on stage to sing country and rock outlaw favorites.
Daryle Singletary, whose CD "That's Why I Sing This Way?" features performances from artists like Merle Haggard, George Jones and Dwight Yoakum, is often called a "neo-traditionalist" singer. His gravelly, baritone voice featured in smash hit singles "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun" have earned him much acclaim on the country music landscape.
Chad Brock's namesake album project produced the number-one single "Ordinary Life" and earned him a spot touring with Alan Jackson. His follow-up album featured "Yes!," another country chart-topping hit.
Jeff Carson hit the charts with his number-one hit "Not On Your Love" and the smash ballad "The Car," which won the ACM Video of the Year award. His 2001 hit "Real Life" also won acclaim and soared onto country charts.
Rhett Akins has had several hits, including his first number-one single, "That Aint My Truck." That success was duplicated with the hit "She Said Yes" and second first-place single, "Don't Get Me Started."
The concert is open to the public. Ticket prices range from $25 on the floor to $15 in the "bowl" reserved seats, and $10 top-level seating. TTU students will have the opportunity to buy one top-level ticket each for $5. Limited seating is available at each level.
Proceeds from the concert ticket sales will benefit TTU Athletics.
Tickets are available by phone or online. Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or held at will-call. For more information, visit www.ttusports.com.