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Band: Chris Young with special guests Kane Brown, Morgan Evans, Dee Jay Silver
Date: Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: The Amphitheater at The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road (Orange Beach), www.alwharf.com
Tickets: $37-$57, available through Ticketmaster
One of modern country music’s hottest stars is coming to Orange Beach and bringing an entourage of notables with him.
Since his 2006 eponymous debut, Chris Young has spent the past decade releasing albums that shoot to the top of U.S. country charts, becoming a trendsetter in the process. Filled with edgy, modern country grooves, Young’s latest offering, “Losing Sleep,” is gathering young listeners with its pop nuances.
Kane Brown’s voice is steeped with old-school country baritone and dirt road poetry, which he sometimes mingles with arrangements from beyond the country world. Brown’s latest single, “Heaven,” mixes his traditional country voice with measures filled with rhythm and blues influences.
This lineup features country sounds from the same hemisphere that nurtured Keith Urban. Morgan Evans first hit country stardom in his home country of Australia. This recent newlywed is celebrating the American success of his latest single, “Kiss Somebody.”
Dee Jay Silver will energize the crowd with his unique brand of country built on a DJ foundation. Silver has spent the past 15 years as a DJ and producer. His remixes of modern country hits take the songs into new sonic dimensions. The crowd can’t help but get on their feet for this electrifying opener.