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Country star Thomas Rhett to perform at Black Oak Casino

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POSTED September 26, 2013 10:49 p.m.

 

 

 

TUOLUMNE CITY — Country music’s newest star Thomas Rhett will be coming to Black Oak Casino Resort on Wednesday, Oct. 9

 His current single “It Goes Like This” hit the Top 10 on Billboard’s country airplay chart and has already been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of American).  Rhett’s songs “Beer with Jesus” and “Something to Do with My Hands” have also reached Top 20 positions on the country airplay charts.  His full-length debut album It Goes Like This will be released on Oct. 29.

The 23-year-old rising star is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Atkins, who earned a trio of Top 20 hits in the mid 1990s.  He first got up on stage to perform with his dad at age 9, and often joined him on tour where he would come out at the encore to play drums.  Growing up, he went to Reba McEntire’s Halloween parties and even got help on his English homework from Blake Shelton.

Thomas Rhett’s songwriting skills gained attention in 2011 when he penned a song on Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, a double platinum project that became the best-selling country album of 2011.  He also wrote Florida Georgia Line’s “Round Here” (charting at #8) and Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party” (charting at #14).  When Rhett began singing himself, he auditioned for at least seven record companies, and every one of them wanted to sign him. Rhett’s debut album, which is already full of hits, features a rhythmic, grooving, infectious amalgam of styles that appreciates country’s roots while challenging its perceived limitations.

 Tickets for the Thomas Rhett show are $20 and are available at Black Oak Casino Resort’s gift show The Gift Basket and can be ordered by phone at (209) 928-9300.   The Oct. 9 show starts at 8pm and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Black Oak Casino Resort is home to the Willow Creek Lounge, an entertainment venue with more than 200 seats, a full service bar, dance floor, and video bar top slots.  The Willow Creek Lounge is a smoke-free venue, and all lounge guests must be 21 or older to attend.

For more information about Black Oak Casino Resort, overnight accommodations, or to learn more about the current promotions, please visit www.blackoakcasino.com or call (877) 747-8777. Black Oak Casino Resort is located in Tuolumne, just 7 miles east of Sonora, off Highway 108.

 

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