Rodney Atkins Performance Highlights Whisky River Third Anniversary Celebration

Rodney Atkins Performance Highlights Whisky River Third Anniversary Celebration
Country star headlines special event hosted by Kelley Earnhardt

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 7, 2011) – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whisky River celebrates its third anniversary in uptown Charlotte this April and the hotspot is commemorating the occasion with an all-out bash headlined by one of country music’s brightest stars.

Rodney Atkins takes the Whisky River stage on Friday night, April 29 as part of the Whisky River Third Anniversary Celebration. Over the past five years, Atkins has become a mainstay atop the country music charts. Five Atkins singles have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” and “Watching You”, both of which spent four weeks atop the chart in 2006. Atkins’ sophomore album, If You’re Going Through Hell, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His 2009 album It’s America produced two more top five hits, including the title track and “Farmer’s Daughter.”

Of course, what would a Whisky River celebration be with an Earnhardt? Dale Jr.’s sister Kelley will be on-hand, serving as host of Whisky River’s Third Anniversary Celebration. Considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today, Kelley Earnhardt is Co-Owner and General Manager of JR Motorsports, which fields two cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series – the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Aric Almirola and the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Josh Wise and Danica Patrick.

Tickets for the Whisky River Third Anniversary Celebration featuring Rodney Atkins and Kelley Earnhardt are now available online at WhiskyRiverCharlotte.com. General admission tickets are $30 and Pit Passes are $50 apiece. Doors open at 5 p.m. and with the show scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For more information, log on to WhiskyRiverCharlotte.com or text 980-333-3923. Whisky River is located at EpiCentre, 210 E Trade Street in uptown Charlotte, just across the street from Time Warner Cable Arena.

Owned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Whisky River is one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s most popular evening entertainment venues in the heart of the vibrant uptown scene at the EpiCentre. With its unpretentious charm and electrifying blend of live music performances, celebrity guests and dynamic DJs spinning everything from rock to country and more, Whisky River is the ideal destination for casual, feel-good fun. So grab your friends and get ready for a revved-up time at Charlotte’s favorite place to unwind – Whisky River. Oh, and don’t forget to take a ride on the famous, and always entertaining, mechanical bull – if you dare!

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