Firehouse & Little Texas -Friday, June 2, 2017

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Firehouse & Little Texas -Friday, June 2, 2017

Nova Rex

Fri · June 2, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$20.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

Free overnight camping with purchase of ticket. Tent and dry RV camping available. 

FIREHOUSE
FIREHOUSE
FireHouse has been rockin' for over a decade. Their music has taken them all over the world and has produced Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records in the United States and countries abroad.
In 1990, their first album, entitled FireHouse, was released. The band's first single, Shake & Tumble, had impressive radio success. The band then released Don't Treat Me Bad, which became their first Top Ten hit. This was followed by Love of a Lifetime, which also entered the Top Ten, reaching the #3 spot on the United States charts. This string of hits vaulted their first album to double platinum status in the United States; also going
gold in Canada, Japan and Singapore. At the 1991 American Music Awards, Firehouse found themselves standing before the nation accepting the award for Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band, chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
The band's second album, Hold Your Fire, was released in 1992. It
produced the hits Reach for the Sky and Sleeping with You. Another Top Ten hit, When I Look into Your Eyes, peaked on the United States charts at #5. This album earned the band two more gold albums and over 1 million sales worldwide.
In 1995, Firehouse released their third album on Epic, simply titled 3. Once again, Firehouse produced another Top Forty hit in the United States with I Live My Life For You. It was with this album that Firehouse made their first trip to Southeast Asia for a promotional tour. Earlier American hits like Don't Treat Me Bad, Love of a Lifetime and When I Look into Your Eyes had
climbed the charts in Asia. Here for You, the second single from 3, had also become a hit. The band then continued their promotional tour in South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina.
Their fourth album, Good Acoustics, was released in 1996 and quickly went gold in Malaysia, Thailand, and Philippines. Good Acoustics contains unplugged versions of the group's greatest hits, as well as four new songs.
This album produced foreign hits such as In Your Perfect World, Love Don't Care and You Are My Religion. The band returned to Southeast Asia for another promotional tour at the end of 1996. Then, in February 1997, Firehouse embarked on their first concert tour of Southeast Asia playing sold out shows for fans in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. During May
and June they toured the United States before returning to Southeast Asia in July for an unprecedented twenty-five city sold out tour of Indonesia.
In 1998, Firehouse toured the United States on the Rock Never Stops tour, which also included Slaughter, Warrant, Quiet Riot, and LA Guns. October of 1998 featured the Asian release of Firehouse's fifth CD, Category 5 on Pony Canyon Records. The album quickly climbed to #4 on the Japanese charts,
and supporting promotional tour of Japan followed. Category 5 was officially released in the United States in 1999.
Firehouse continued touring through the winter and spring of 1999, including 3 more sold out shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. On April 22, 1999, the band recorded their live show in Osaka. The result - the first ever live album by Firehouse. Bring 'em Out Live was released in Japan in December 1999
and in the United States on Spitfire Records in July 2000.
The turn of the century brought the release their seventh album, titled O2. It
has been released in SE Asia on Pony Canyon Records, and in the US on
Spitfire Records. This album had notable success despite the changing style
of popular rock music. During this time, the band decided to part ways with
original bass player, Perry Richardson. O2's remarkable bass playing was
supplied by Bruce Waibel. Bruce brought to the band his phenomenal bass
playing along with is equally impressive sense of humor. We truly regret to
say that in September 2003, Bruce has passed away. He will be greatly
missed as a friend and talented musician.
FireHouse headed back into the studio in early 2003 to write and record their
8th album, PRIME TIME. As music changes over time, FireHouse continues
to evolve their musical style; yet, at the same time, hang onto their hard
rock roots. Released in October of 2003, album number 8 is no exception.
You can expect to hear what FireHouse is famous for ... soulful, melodic hard
rock.
Little Texas
Little Texas
LITTLE TEXAS was conceived in Nashville, Tennessee, by a handful of guys in their early 20s who were willing to do just about anything to bring their brand of rockin' country to the forefront of the music industry.
Before hitting the big time, the band crisscrossed America for three long years, playing every bar and honky-tonk from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Los Angeles, Calif., all the while writing songs that were destined to change the sound of modern country and perfecting a stage show that has been critically acclaimed worldwide.
Known as "the hardest-working band in country music," it was not uncommon for the band to play more than 300 shows a year without a bus, without a driver, without tour support from a label. They simply made it on their own, and that seasoning is evident even today.
Their first radio release, "Some Guys Have All The Love," became a Top-10 hit, as did their next single, "First Time For Everything." After the album First Time For Everything was released, five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, Big Time, truly was the big time for Little Texas.
The sophomore release, which has sold more than three million copies to date, spawned three No. 1 singles—"What Might Have Been," "God Blessed Texas" and "My Love"—and captured the group's first CMT Award, a Billboard award, a Radio & Records award and a Grammy nod.
Soon, they signed on as an opening act on an arena tour headlined by Clint Black. Later, they traveled with Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood on a tour sponsored by Budweiser. After that, they were on their own, with Crown Royal, singing to packed arenas across the United States and Canada. During this time, the band played a part in Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles, which later earned their first Country Music Association trophy for "Album Of The Year."
The group's cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" charted well; albeit, without an official release, and with that, Little Texas broke another record in country music history: three different songs on three different charts with three different lead singers, all at the same time. It is a feat that has never been repeated since by any band. The year 1994 also brought the lineup an Academy of Country Music Award for "Vocal Group of the Year."
Little Texas released the album Kick A Little, and their first true arena-headling tour began, supported by Keebler and newcomer Tim McGraw. with opening act BlackHawk. The tour and the album were huge successes, highlighted by shows in Detroit and Minneapolis fully selling out the arenas just days after their heroes, The Eagles, had played the same venues. The tour continued on through 1995, finishing as the fifth largest-grossing tour of the year, and over the course of '94 and '95, the band received two more Grammy nominations and released Little Texas–Greatest Hits.
After the self-titled Little Texas album was released, Little Texas, the players, needed a break following years of performing a relentless concert schedule. Thus, at the end of that year, each member went his separate way, opting to spend time with family and friends, and work on individual projects.
Says bassist-vocalist Duane Propes: "At that point it was time for our loved ones to have us back for a while. It all happened for a reason."
Today, though, Little Texas is back! The multi-platinum band's four original members—Propes, Porter Howell (lead vocals and lead guitar), Dwayne O'Brien (vocals and rhythm guitars) and Del Gray (drums)—have rebuilt the franchise with a completely new sound, and with two recent albums under their collective musical belt, they couldn't be happier to be back on tour and bringing fans what they do best.
"Everybody still has a 'What Might Have Been' and there's always a 'First Time For Everything,' and folks still want to 'Kick A Little,'" shares Propes, referring to the group's continued rotation at radio and generations of both old and new fans that keep the band playing their classics and putting out new music.
In summer 2007, Little Texas returned to the airwaves, country charts and music video playlists with an album titled Missing Years. In typical Little Texas style, the band broke the rules yet again, choosing to unleash TWO new albums within the same month, including the band's LIVE album, The Very Best of Little Texas: Live & Loud, released on May 15, 2007.
"The four of us appreciate each other and still have a ball on stage," says drummer Gray of the band's chemistry on stage after all this time. "There is a comfort level that happens to us when we play together that can only happen with 20 years of experience."
Nova Rex
Nova Rex
Nova Rex was born in FL in 85. After being one of the biggest premier acts at the time, the band put its talent in the studio to record its self-titled CD "Nova Rex", featuring the hit single "Turn it Up (Loud)".In 87, the band headed to the rock capital of the world Hollywood, CA. Shortly after arriving, the Rex boys' style attracted them a major management deal and they were pursued by many labels. The band rerecorded “Turn it up(loud) with the new hit single “Bring the house down”. They were feeling good with their progression when suddenly, the grunge movement was on. That’s when Kenny Wilkerson, the bass player for Rex, went home to IN for the holidays. On a whim, he took the NR music to local radio stations with the ballad “Think of me” and the phones blew up! By the end of his holiday, the song was being played in heavy rotation. With the LA scene coming to an end, the Rex boys went into the studio in 92 to cut their next release “Blow me away” and headed to Indy dressed in leather and a vengeance.The release received numerous awards and brought the band widespread notoriety. With so much action on radio and tv, the band had no problem securing a Ansheuser-Busch sponsorship, which in turn gave them a lot of high profile gigs. In May of 94 the band released “Ain't Easy Being Cheesy” which was surrounded by major media blitz. In 96 NR brought in producer Mark Wolfson for the “Violent America” CD. In 99, the band made an intense NIN vibe record called “New Kings", featuring the single “Seven”. It was released nationally by Quantum Records & went for radio with bands like Push Monkey, Buck Cherry and Lit. Now 10 years later and with the fans support Nova Rex will rise again by releasing their “Greatest Hits” CD rockin' 15 classic tracks from there first 5 albums and their signature style new hit “Break Away” Available on Quantum Records!
Venue Information:
Swamp Fox Entertainment Complex
1548 US-501
Marion, SC, 29571
http://swampfoxentertainmentcomplex.com/