Orem will be have a famous country music star in town performing live to celebrate Pioneer Day.
Country singer Rodney Atkins will perform on Tuesday at the SCERA Shell at 8 p.m. Atkins is well-known for one of his popular country song from 2006, “If You’re Going Through Hell,” and will perform several of his top-chart hits.
Atkins has made the national country ratings since 2003. His famous songs include the number one country song of 2007 “Watching You,” his top-chart 2009 number “It’s America,” as well as his platinum song, “Take a Back Road.”
SCERA public relations manager April Berlin said the audience will enjoy his music because it is familiar and exciting.
“He’s really fun, he’s really spontaneous,” Berlin said. “He doesn’t like to tell his band what the set-list will be so the band is on their toes.”
Berlin said country music is appropriate for the Pioneer Day holiday because the music parallels with living in the west.
“You think of coming to Utah, Utah has been big with country music,” Berlin said. “You think of the west … the desert … of hard-working people, and country music ties in well to that.”
SCERA president and CEO Adam Robertson said he hopes people will come and enjoy Rodney Atkins live.
“I think that those who enjoy country music will enjoy so much recognizable music,” Robertson said. “If they listen to the country music, he’s on all the time, to hear it live is a different experience. He’s a wonderful entertainer so people are in for a treat.”
Robertson said the concert is a great way to end the Pioneer Day holiday and a privilege to have the famous singer come to Utah County.
“Rodney Atkins is a country superstar so he will be very entertaining for the audience,” Robertson said. “It’s great to see these people in our own backyard.”
The SCERA Shell offers student discounts for tickets. Visit http://www.scera.org/events/view/242 for more information on ticket purchases.