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Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge

Saturday

Sep 16, 2017 – 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

19100 S. Ridgeland
Tinley Park, IL 60477 Map

  • Luke Bryan
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Granger Smith

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Sensational country singer Luke Bryan embarks on his headlining Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day Tour, coming to Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre on Saturday 16th September 2017! The award-winning star will be joined by special guest Brett Eldredge, who also joined the singer on the final stretch of his hugely successful Kill The Lights Tour! Don't miss this awesome show!!!
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Luke Bryan: Ever since being crowned as the Top New Artist at the 2010 Academy of Country Music awards, Luke Bryan tour dates have been country music's hottest ticket. While Bryan is now riding the success of back-to-back #1 singles, his dream of moving to Nashville was briefly derailed after he suffered the tragedy of losing his older brother in an accident the weekend he was set to move. Instead, Bryan enrolled at Georgia Southern University and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. It was not until 2001 that Bryan finally got his chance for stardom when he moved to the country music capital.

Luke Bryan got his chance when he was spotted by a Capital Records A&R executive at a local honky-tonk, who signed him to a record deal in 2005. The country newcomer released his first album, I'll Stay, in 2007, which featured the hit singles "All My Friends Say" and "We Rode in Trucks." In addition, Bryan is credited with penning Billy Currington's #1 Country hit "Good Directions," also released in 2007. In support of his debut album, Luke Bryan tour dates had him traveling around the nation playing at county fairs and mid-sized venues. It was with the release of his sophomore set, Doin' My Thing, and its onslaught of chart topping singles that brought Bryan to the big leagues. The first single, "Do I," melted the hearts of southern belles all over the country and peaked at #2 in 2009. The next two singles, "Rain is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling you Baby," proved to be even more successful when they each hit #1 on the same survey. As the ACM's top new artist of 2010, country music fans everywhere are demanding Luke Bryan tour dates at a venue near them.

Lucky for fans, Bryan's concert schedule has him touring with Tim McGraw and the Band Perry at various cities throughout the country this Spring and Summer 2011. Don't miss out on catching one of country music's rising stars: use Eventful as your resource for news and updates on Luke Bryan tour dates.

Brett Eldredge: Some life-changing moments are only apparent in retrospect. Brett Eldredge recognized his as it was happening. The Paris, IL native was at the Station Inn, an historic bluegrass/country venue, in Nashville. His cousin Terry, a veteran of Dolly Parton's band and now a member of the Grascals, was playing with a band called the Sidemen, and a mesmerized Brett was in the crowd. "He asked me to come up on stage and told me to pick a song to play with the band," says Brett. …“That was the point where I thought, 'This is it. This is something I've got to do.'"

The talent that let him turn his dream into reality—the depth of his writing and the sheer power of his smoky and expressive baritone—are both apparent in his first single “Raymond.” He has earned a reputation as much for the strength of his writing as for his world-class voice. Brett and co-writer Pat McLaughlin landed a song called "I Think I've Had Enough" on Gary Allan's latest album, Get Off On The Pain, and one of his frequent collaborators is Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry stalwart Bill Anderson

"As a songwriter," he says, "my aim is to portray a little bit of me and my life along with the stories of other people and turn them into something that can really touch somebody's heart and soul. We sit down on Music Row every day and write songs and every once in a while a song like ‘Raymond’ comes from such a real place. I hope it's that real to other people and that I can make them feel the way I felt when I wrote it and when I sing it."

Granger Smith: Still in his 20’s having played two tours in Europe, three tours in Iraq and Kuwait for the American Soldiers, and three shows at the White House including two for President Bush himself, Granger Smith will never say he didn’t “Live life to the lees.” “Music is what I do” quips Smith. “If I can help someone get lost in the moment of a song long enough to forget the worries of the world or long enough to remember what’s most important, then I’ve done my job.” Granger’s musical contributions are not limited to the exotic travels or remote locations. Since his early teens, the native Texan has been writing, singing and honing his craft as a musician. At 19, his work paid off by landing him a songwriting contract with the world famous EMI Music Publishing in Nashville. Smith, a former member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M, followed his dream east on what would be a five year stay in Tennessee. “That experience at 19 years old was critical in developing who I am today as an artist,” says Granger. “I tried to soak in the craft of songwriting like a sponge from the older guys I was paired with. I credit so much of my learning to those mentors.” In 2004, upon signing a new publishing contract under singer Phil Vassar, Granger was given the freedom to return to Texas and rediscover himself as an artist. He re-entered the Texas market and re-enrolled at Texas A&M University. Over the next two years, Smith released three albums and received his bachelor’s degree from A&M all while tearing up the Texas highways on the way to the next concert. As an aid to developing his signature sound, Smith recorded and produced his most recent albums himself in his own studio with his own band. “The freedom to take our time in the studio with my own band is priceless,” says Granger. In appreciation to his alma mater, Granger wrote the song “We Bleed Maroon” with proceeds going to a scholarship fund for incoming students with exceptional spirit. The song was quickly adopted as a modern day anthem for the school and the music video is still played on the jumbotron at Texas A&M home football games. On May 31st 2008, the song was taken even higher when it traveled on the Space Shuttle Discovery with Astronaut Michael Fossum and the STS-124 Crew. Although his songs alone, chiseled from deep roots in country and rock music seem to capture all generations from all over the world, Granger Smith was born to be an entertainer. People are naturally drawn to his charisma from casual music lovers to esteemed diplomats, from young children to the President of the United States himself. Granger Smith is an adept presence both on stage and through the speaker, a young artist whose flair stands at level with some of the greatest country musicians and who will someday, given a continued rise in popularity, be heard and seen throughout America. However, the imminent question must be asked: Is the world ready for Granger Smith?

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