Mark Wills

Ages 18 and up
Friday, January 27
Show: 8pm
$20 to $1438
LRH Presents Mark Wills live on Friday, January 27th 
 
It was “19(90) Somethin’” when Grand Ole Opry member Mark Wills went from singing at Atlanta’s infamous Buckboard to releasing his first of 19 Billboard-charting singles across seven albums. While climbing his musical ‘ladder,’ he has recorded Gold and Platinum albums and released some of the most enduring and recognizable Country Music hits of the last 25 Years. “Wish You Were Here,” “Jacob’s Ladder” and “I Do (Cherish You)” cemented his country status in the late ’90s and at the ‘dawning of a new decade’ in the early ’00s. “Jacob’s Ladder” was released via Mercury Nashville in May 1996 as Wills’ debut single, and it became the singer’s first of eight Top 10 hits. His debut self-titled album followed “full of rambunctious good-time songs teeming with sly wit and bittersweet ballads — all in a baritone that throbs with emotion” per Entertainment Weekly. Released 20 years ago as part of Wills’ Greatest Hits collection, the feel-good track stretched the singer both musically and vocally. BillboardHot Country Songs chart Top 5 hits “Places I’ve Never Been,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Don’t Laugh at Me,” and No. 1 single “Wish You Were Here” hit the airwaves between 1997-1999. Fittingly, Wills’ early chart success earned him an Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. One of his biggest hits to date is the RIAA Gold-certified “19 Somethin’” – a six-week No. 1 on the BillboardHot Country Songs chart. He also has taken more than a dozen trips to entertain U.S. troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea, and Italy. Wills continues to hit the road with his high-energy show full of hits that were the soundtrack to so many people’s lives.

BMI artist, CMA Member and Nashville recording artist, Kevin McCoy is a singer-songwriter who combines Rock and R&B influences and his unmistakable country voice with impeccable range to create a style of music all his own. Kevin and a melting pot of classic heavy western, southern rock-n-rollers by his side make up the hard hitting Kevin McCoy Band. 

In the 10 years the band has been together, they have been nominated for various Josie Awards for Independent Artists including Male Vocalist, Entertainer of the Year, Group of the Year and Video of the Year for “Blue Collar”. Kevin co-wrote “Blue Collar” with Apple Music #1 hit songwriter Mason Douglas. The song had notable success reaching number 51 on the Music Row CountryBreakout chart and reaching over 100,000 digital streams. The fan favorite “Moonlight” co-written with #1 hit songwriter Jason Matthews reached number 64 on the Billboard Indicator radio chart. 

As good as the recorded versions of these songs are, you can’t beat a live Kevin McCoy Band show! Kevin and the band create an experience that elevates them above the typical bar band. These performances led to a 2022 that was filled with amazing opportunities including opening for many National Recording Artists: 

Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry, Frank Foster, Tracy Byrd, Jimmie Allen, Chris Hennessee, David Nail, Creed Fisher, Tim Montana, Tyler Braden, Brit Stokes, and Little River Band. In addition Kevin McCoy Band proudly supported their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio by performing on a float in the Reds Opening Day Parade and also rocking the downtown streets during Taste of Cincinnati. The band is also a regular act at the most popular Fairs and Festival in the tri-state 

area. 

2023 is shaping up to be a breakout year for Kevin and the band. They have already secured slots at some of the biggest shows of the summer including the inaugural Voices of America Country Music Fest in West Chester, Ohio and the “OG” Country Concert in Ft. Laramie, Ohio. You can also catch them opening up for the hottest country artists at Lori’s Roadhouse including Kolby Cooper, Ben Burgess and Mark Wills. Stay connected for news on even more upcoming shows! 

Kevin continues to develop his songwriting chops on Music Row and just finished recording his latest masterpieces at We the People Productions in Nashville. Look for an EP from Kevin coming Spring of 2023.