MACY GRAY TO PERFORM IN ANTHEM NOVEMBER 13, 2015
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (September 28, 2015) –Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has announced three new artists to take the Anthem stage later this year. The entertainment destination continues to bring diverse musical acts to Siouxland, now including shows from: R&B star and “I Try” singer Macy Gray; “Crazy Love” artists Poco and “Amie” artists Pure Prairie League, both pioneers of country rock music; and Canada’s very own country belle, Terri Clark, known for her hits “Better Things To Do” and “Girls Lie Too.”
The dates for new shows are as follows:
- Friday, Nov. 13 – Macy Gray
- Friday, Nov. 20 – Poco and Pure Prairie League
- Friday, Dec. 11 – Terri Clark
Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 3 at 10am online or at the Rock Shop.
Macy Gray – a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three teenagers – has been exceeding fan expectations and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000 with her critically acclaimed debut album ‘On How Life Is.’ Being a truly gifted songwriter with a unique sound, it was no surprise when Macy’s hit song, “I Try,” entered the global music circuit and she soon became an international superstar.
What the accolades, awards and impressive sales figures from over the years have failed to illustrate is the depth and breadth of Macy’s artistry and vision. Her unparalleled rise to international fame and journey over the past 15 years has been an interesting one and her latest album ‘The Way’ reflects the woman and artist that Macy Gray has become today. ‘The Way’ features uplifting tracks laced with Gray’s signature sound, as she covers powerful topics such as female independence, triumph over adversity, self-love, and expression. As a single mother of three and an established career woman in both music and film, Gray is now ready to share her journey with the world.
These country rock pioneers found platinum success early on in their career, and over four decades later Rusty Young, who wrote and sang the massive hits “Crazy Love” and “Call It Love,”, still leads this incredible band. Poco’s other hits include, “Heart Of The Night,” Spellbound.” “Keep On Tryin’,” and “Good Feelin’ To Know.
In 2013 Poco released their first studio CD, “All Fired Up”, in 13 years. Early reviews of the album include No Depression: “The band still sounds fresh, not a rehash, true to the past but not wallowing in it.” And Sound press: “a simmering set from the country rock stalwarts who are ready to stamp their mark on another decade.”
Pure Prairie League
When Pure Prairie League formed in the late 1960s, no one had put a label on the music they played. Although the band drew heavily from 1960s rock, the group added a heavy dose of country and high-flying harmony that gave it a unique sound soon to be known as country-rock. Pure Prairie League, along with groups like the Eagles, reached mainstream radio listeners by the mid-1970s, as singles like “Amie” climbed the Billboard charts. Pure Prairie League continued to record, tour, and place singles on the charts.
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri got her start playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. She signed with Mercury Records and emerged as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape – driving, passionate, spirited – and every bit her own woman.
The eight-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, including six Number Ones in Canada and the USA – hits such as such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.”
Terri is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work.