Multi-genre singer, songwriter and musician Uncle Kracker will perform during NASCAR Weekend on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. at Sam’s Town Live! inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, home of the Official Sam’s Town 300 After Party.
Having been writing songs since the age of 11, Uncle Kracker entered the music scene at the age of 15 when he signed his first record deal with an independent label in Detroit, MI. Growing up with and befriending soon-to-be fellow musician Kid Rock as a teenager, Uncle Kracker contributed to Rock’s 1996 independent release Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp and the 1998 multi-platinum Devil Without A Cause. With Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker co-wrote the hits “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy,” “Forever,” “Only God Knows Why,” and 2008’s No. 1 “All Summer Long.”
In 2000, Uncle Kracker released Double Wide, spawning the smash single “Follow Me” and going on to reach double-platinum success the following year. Uncle Kracker’s gold-selling second album, No Stranger To Shame, followed in 2002, delivering a hit cover version of Dobie Gray’s classic “Drift Away.” That track reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and set a record for most weeks at No. 1 on the AC chart, where it remained for 22 straight weeks.
In 2004, Uncle Kracker released Seventy Two and Sunny, which showcased his melodic songwriting and unique stylistic synthesis of pop, rock, country, soul, blues, and even doo-wop. Country superstar Kenny Chesney was featured on one of the album’s tracks, “Last Night Again,” and later that year, Uncle Kracker returned the favor by singing on Chesney’s “When The Sun Goes Down,” which topped Billboard’s “Hot Country Songs” chart for five consecutive weeks. Uncle Kracker hit the road with Chesney for an arena tour that found Chesney’s fans singing along with “Follow Me” and “Drift Away.”
His 2009 release Happy Hour is the musicians’ first album in five years, producing feel-good songs like the buoyant first single “Smile.” Produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo, the record is a blend of country-flavored pop and rock and roll. In June 2010, he released a six song EP, Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions, including the Academy of Country Music Award nominated song “Good To Be Me,” featuring Kid Rock.
Tickets are available now and are priced from $20, plus tax. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any Coast Casino Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075 or by visiting www.samstownlv.com.