Country’s Currington, 1980s’ Marx to play at Ameristar

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2010

A current country music star and a 20-year entertainment veteran will play in separate concerts at Ameristar Casino’s Bottleneck Blues Bar.

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Country star Billy Currington will play at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Ameristar Casino’s Bottleneck Blues Bar. Tickets are $45.

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Richard Marx, a 1980s hit-maker, will play at 7:30 May 14 at the Blues Bar. Tickets are $40-$50, and will go on sale available March 1. Call 601-638-1000 or visit

Billy Currington will perform April 9, and Richard Marx will play May 14. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Currington’s hits include “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll” and “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” which in 2006 was named Country Music Television’s Hottest Video of the Year. He has released three albums — “Billy Currington,” “Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Little Bit of Everything.” The Rincon, Ga., native is 36 years old.

Tickets for his concert are $45.

Marx, a hit-maker in the 1980s, is known for songs such as “Right Here Waiting,” “Hold on to the Nights,” “Should’ve Known Better” and “Now and Forever.” He made history by being the first solo artist whose first seven singles hit the Top 5 list on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Marx, 46, who began his entertainment career at the age of 5 singing commercial jingles, has sold more than 30 million albums. Tickets for his concert are $40 to $50, and will be available March 1.

Visit to purchase tickets for both shows.

Contact Manivanh Chanprasith at