Charlie Major to join Kenny Rogers’ Tour
The Kootenay Concert Connection and the City of Cranbrook are pleased to officially announce the addition of Charlie Major to join Kenny Rogers’ show on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.
Rising to the forefront of the Canadian music scene in the early to mid-nineties, Major had a heyday on radio as he became the first Canadian artist in history to score BDS #1 hits, off of his debut album. Nine more chart topping hits would follow. Major would criss-cross the world headlining tours and pairing up with acts like ZZ Top, and now Kenny Rogers, and connecting with fans at fairs and festivals. One of those festivals in the 90’s first brought Major to the Kootenays as he was one of the Canadian headliners at Dan Rotella’s Elk Valley Jamboree held at the Fernie Ski hill.
Major, the multi-award-winning legend, has recently released a double album, “The best 20 of the Last 20”. The album has been 20 years in the works. With 22 songs that celebrate some of Major’s biggest hits, this album chronicles his successful career with a combination of past songs and new, showing that like in all things, it’s best to look back on one’s life and look forward to the adventures to come.
His current single ‘Friday Nights and You’ is a fresh new song with old-school rock and country roots, the trademark sound that personifies Major. The single is out now on radio and I tunes at present time. “I feel very fortunate to have the success I’ve had for the past 20 years,” says Major. “It’s been a hell of a ride already and I’m glad that it’s nowhere near done yet. This album is my way of cherishing the past and embracing the future.
“I am very excited to share this amazing collection of songs that highlights one of the best and most talented artists Canada has to offer” says Mike Denney, President of MDM Recordings Inc. “Charlie Major is a true Canadian treasure and a Country music legend”.
Charlie is as successful as ever. He has sold half a million records in Canada alone, won three Juno Awards, and seven CCMA’s, and just recently hosted the first ever Country Music Association of Ontario award show. But you wouldn’t know it to meet him, and he would not tell you. He wears the cloak of humility, just like the hardworking folks he represents in his music.