Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 6, 2014

CMA Awards show features artists booked for Second Chance concert

BLUEFIELD — Florida Georgia Line rocked the CMA Awards Sunday night, and they appear to be ready to show the two Virginias how they roll when they arrive at Mitchell Stadium for the Second Chance Rocks the Two Virginias Concert on the Summer Solstice as part of their 2014, “This is How We Roll” tour. The popular pair was nominated for “Vocal Duo of the Year,” and “Album of the year (“Here’s to the Good Times”) as well as Single of the Year and “Vocal Event of the Year” for their remix of “Cruise,” with Nelly.

“I think one of the things people don’t know about the Second Chance Concert is that Nelly will be doing a full set,” Erik Robinson, executive director of Second Chance Learning Center said. “Nelly’s bringing his full show to the concert. He’ll be performing with Florida Georgia Line, and I feel sure they’ll do ‘Cruise.’ It’s going to be a great show.”

Robinson said that the concert will likely get additional notice because Florida Georgia Line performed at the CMA Awards. “We are an official tour stop for their summer tour,” Robinson said. “This one has been crazy. I’ve done this for four-and-a-half years, and I can say this is different from the other four. So many people are so excited about this concert.

“We’ve had great concerts, but a lot of artists have been at different stages in their careers,” Robinson said. “Florida Georgia Line are hot. They’re really hot. Their music crosses a lot of genres. It crosses boundaries. We were very, very fortunate to get them at this time in their career.”

Robinson said that tickets are selling fast and at a much more rapid pace than during the four previous concerts. “Their fan base is huge, and their fans travel to see their shows.”

In addition to Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, other artists at the show include the Chris Lane Band and Clare Dunn. Tickets are available at Grants locations, Paper & More, the GBCC and Ticketmaster.com.

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