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Rising country star, Keith Anderson, to play at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: September 13, 2008

Keith Anderson imageMILWAUKEE – Keith Anderson, the high-energy, Grammy®-nominated songwriter, will take the stage on November 2 at 6 p.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran College in the Recreation Complex.

A typical kid growing up in Miami, Okla., Anderson was surrounded by his family, very athletic and didn’t get into the music scene until well into his teen years. He started playing drums at his church and dabbled in songwriting. An engineering graduate of Oklahoma State, Anderson eventually quit his day job in pursuit of the music business. Once he moved to Nashville, he spent some time waiting tables, modeling and delivering singing telegrams before he earned the reputation of being an adept writer of award-nominated country hits, not just for his own projects but for other well-known artists as well, including Garth Brooks and Big & Rich to name a few.

Anderson’s debut album, Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll garnered two top 10 hits, accompanied by two number one music videos, “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” and “Every Time I Hear Your Name.” These successes prompted music trades Billboard and Radio and Records to name him country music’s number one new male artist of 2005. He recently released his second album titled C’Mon! featuring the album’s current single, “I Still Miss You.”

Special Guests The Penny Mae Dixon Band and Cross County Junction will serve as the opening acts for the concert. The Recreation Complex is located at 8725 West Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets go on sale September 20 at 10 a.m. Prices are $28.50 Warrior Pit, $25 floor seats and $18.50 bleacher seats. Call (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/KeithAnderson for more ticket information.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.