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‘Swingin’ John Anderson to Perform in Casper

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The Casper Events Center and the Mills Volunteer Fire Department are pleased to announce that John Anderson and guest Thom Bresh will be “Swingin’” into the Casper Events Center on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now.

Anderson was born Dec. 13, 1954, in Orlando, Fla., and raised in Apopka, Fla. As an teen, Anderson played in a rock band, but ultimately pursued country music when he moved to Nashville in 1971 where he played in clubs and also helped build the Grand Ole Opry House.
He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977 and by1980 he made his mark on the top 10. He turned Billy Joe Shaver’s “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)” into a Top 5 hit, and “Wild and Blue” spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1982, soon after “Swingin’” was released, and shot to number 1, becoming one of his signature hits in 1983. The smash single won a CMA award, and Anderson won the CMA Horizon Award. The timeless song was just recently recorded by Leann Rimes and nominated for a Grammy, once again proving John Anderson’s track record for producing great music.
John began working on the album Seminole Wind in the early 90′s. From this album John then released the single “Straight Tequila Night” , and it shot to No. 1, setting the stage for five more years of hits, including Mark Knopfler’s “When It Comes to You,” “Seminole Wind” and the No. 1 “Money in the Bank.” This record spawned numerous nominations, including ? Male Vocalist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. For more on John Anderson, visit www.JohnAnderson.com.

Thom Bresh is a self-proclaimed creator. “My educators were among the very best. My father was a musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. His name was Merle Travis. My dad was a photographer and his name was Bud Bresh. Mom played the piano and her name was Ruth. I was raised on the most photographed movie ranch of its time. Most of my friends were entertainers, musicians, actors or stunt people. My life has been filled with many different influences. Because the influences were all part of the “Arts”, they felt natural to me and I embraced them. I have played music for as long as I can remember, which made me a lover of sound and the art of recording it. Helping my dad in the darkroom and being raised on movie sets, gave me the love of film and light and the experts were always teaching if you listened. I have created a lot of “stuff” in my day.” For more on Thom Bresh, visit www.bresh.com.

All tickets are $32 and are general admission. Tickets are on sale now and are available from the Casper Events Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (307) 577-3030 or (800) 442-2256 or online at www.CasperEventsCenter.com.

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