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Concert in The Gardens kicks off game day

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Concert in The Gardens kicks off game day

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Gardens at the University of Arkansas is the place to be before the Razorback football game this Saturday as AT&T and Clear Channel radio present Singletree in concert.

The concert kicks off the morning of pre-game festivities as the Razorbacks play host to Tulsa at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Singletree is a local band that has now made a national presence. The concert will begin at 11 a.m.

The Gardens is a public tailgate area located just south of the Bud Walton Arena on Sixth Street in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks play Tulsa at 1 p.m. Below is more information regarding the band Singletree.

Singletrees’ Jason Campbell (lead vocals, songwriter, rhythm guitar), Christian Dean ( lead guitar, songwriter, vocals ), Rocky Don Jones (base guitar, songwriter, vocals) and David O’Neal (drums), formed the group in 2005, hitting the road playing festivals, fairs, clubs and opening shows for varying artists. All four members of the band hail from various towns around Arkansas, including Perryville, Russellville, Conway and Cabot.

After quickly becoming popular in Arkansas, the group decided to take it to the next level in 2008 when it took their songs and their show to Nashville, Tenn., where they preformed a showcase for a few record labels in town. Remarkably, they prompted the attention of SSMACK Nashville’s President Steve Freeman and were signed to the label. Singletree’s style sets them apart from any other group recording artist on the charts today. They are striving for a bright and promising future in the world of country music by writing and performing songs that appeal to everyone in every genre of music.

Singletree has just wrapped up in the studio recording its debut album, “Down In Dixie,” set for release in stores nationwide Tuesday, Jan. 6. The first single “Is It Really Over Now” hit radio Aug. 18, 2008, to great reviews and is currently climbing the R&R, Mediabase and Music Row charts. The debut single has already captured the attention of country music’s foremost critic Robert K. Oermann who called “Is it Really Over Now” “A heart-broken, string-embellished, highly melodic ballad that pierces the chest in all the right places. Who are these guys”? Oermann also awarded the band his Music Row Magazine DISCovery award. In addition to the radio success, the video for “Is It Really Over Now” has made its way to CMT, GAC and other country music video outlets worldwide. The video is set to debut on CMT the week of Nov. 3. Radio program directors and music directors all over the country have said that Singletree has the “IT” factor and if the beginning is any indication, the road ahead is full of promise and success for these four boys from Arkansas.



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