Release Date: April 21, 2008
Grammy-winning pop artist performs at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—On April 26, Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Tyrell, known for his impressive renditions of classics, will perform at Kennesaw State University. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
"We excited to have an artist of Steve Tyrell's caliber performing at the Bailey Center," said Performance Hall Manager Bobby Asher. "The energy and style that he brings to the music never fails to please audiences young and old."
Tyrell gained widespread popularity after his performance of “The Way You Look Tonight” in Disney’s 1991 film “Father of the Bride.” Since then many of his albums have been on Billboard’s top 10 charts, including “This Guy’s in Love,” “Songs of Sinatra” and “The Disney Standards.”
Released in 2005, “Songs of Sinatra” is a collection of classics sung with modern twists including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else,” featuring Frank Sinatra Jr. In making the album, Tyrell received accolades from members of the Sinatra family, and, once released, the album appeared in the top five of the Billboard jazz charts.
Tyrell’s newest album is “Back to Bacharach,” which is scheduled for release May 13, 2008. The work stems from the friendship between Tyrell and Oscar-winning pianist Burt Bacharach that goes back more than 30 years. The album includes such greats as Dionne Warwick, Herb Alpert, Patti Austin and Bacharach himself. The album tracks include Warwick’s 1963 hit “Don’t Make Me Over” and the 1965 anthem “What the World Needs Now is Love,” the proceeds from which will go to the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.
Originally from Texas, Tyrell broke into the music business at age 15. In New York, he worked behind-the-scenes, eventually becoming the coordinator of hit songs for feature films. Most notably, Tyrell played a major role in the song “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” which won an Oscar for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. In 1986, the song “Somewhere Out There,” which Tyrell co-produced, won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Song from a Motion Picture. Tyrell secured another Grammy in 2004 for producing Rod Stewart’s “Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III.”
Tyrell will perform at Kennesaw State at 8 p.m. on April 26 in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is $40. The concert’s program will be announced onstage. For more information, call the box office at 770-423-6650. To order tickets online, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 132 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.