West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg Student Government Association hosts country recording artist Keni Thomas in concert Sept. 12, 2008.
CONTACT: Tom Yencha, director of student activities, 303-424-8309.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
One of Nashville's fastest rising stars will appear in concert at 7 p.m., Friday (Sept. 12) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Keni Thomas will bring his southern-fried-country style to WVU Parkersburg's multi-purpose room in an acoustic concert. Tickets are $2 in advance and $5 at the door. All active and retired military with proper ID will be admitted free with one guest. Ticket information is available from the college Business Office.
Billboard magazine describes Thomas as a gifted singer whose "vocals resonate with honesty and integrity."
He tours nationwide, opening for acts like Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, Wynonna and Keith Urban. He tours worldwide, playing for the troops in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. From college campuses to the Grand Ole Opry, Thomas' message of leading by example and living life to its fullest is an inspiration for all who hear his music.
His latest album "Gunslinger" is a collection of songs about good times and proud times, happy and sad times.
Thomas is also a combat veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment which fought in the battle of Somalia as a member of the special operations assault unit Task Force Ranger. The regiment's story was recounted in the movie "Blackhawk Down." For his efforts that day, Thomas was awarded the bronze star for valor. His critically acclaimed independent release, "Flags of our Fathers," a tribute to U.S. troops and their families, sold over 25,000 units.
The concert concludes "Support Our Troops" week, sponsored by the college's Student Government Association.