Kix Brooks—one-half of the bestselling country duo Brooks and Dunn—will headline the Saturday night concert at the Secret City Festival in June.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Country-rock band Phoenix Drive will open.
“Kix Brooks enjoyed early career success as a songwriter before teaming up with Ronnie Dunn to form the highest-selling duo in the history of country music,” a press release said. “During their 20-year run together, Brooks and Dunn sold more than 30 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, and celebrated 23 No. 1 hits.”
Brooks is now hosting the long-running syndicated radio program, American Country Countdown, where every week he counts country music’s Top 30 songs. Brooks has received many awards for his broadcasting abilities—including CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award in 2009, 2011, and 2013—making him the first person to ever win a CMA Award in both the artist and broadcast categories.
Tickets for the June 14 show go on sale April 29. Ticket information will be released soon, the press release said.
So far, organizers said, 36 sponsoring corporations, including the City of Oak Ridge, have “stepped up to make this year’s festival a success.” Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit www.secretcityfestival.com for more information about the festival and becoming a sponsor. You can also visit www.facebook.com/SecretCityFestival for announcements, contests, and more.
The 12th annual Secret City Festival is presented by the City of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. The festival features World War II displays and memorabilia, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, nationally known concert entertainment, and the Living History demonstration, “Life on the Front Lines of WWII, A Soldier’s Life.”