The Laughlin Event Center has announced that Platinum-selling country hitmaker Michael Ray will be the special guest for two-time GRAMMY nominated band Old Dominion on Saturday, April 9.
In a few short years, Ray has built an impressive foundation: four No. 1 songs – RIAA Platinum-certified “Think a Little Less,” RIAA Gold-certified “Kiss You in the Morning,” RIAA Gold-certified “One That Got Away” and RIAA Gold-certified “Whiskey And Rain” – plus “Get to You” and “Her World or Mine,” brings his tally to five Gold-certified singles. Ray has garnered over 1 billion global streams, over 650,000 album equivalents, over 100 million YouTube views and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry over 60 times.
Now, two hit albums into that all-too-rare blend of critically acclaimed and commercially successful career, Ray has released Higher Education, a seven-song collection produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Ross Copperman. Proof that heartbroken wallowing can feel good if it swings, “Whiskey And Rain” marked the Florida-native’s first multi-week No. 1, cementing Ray as the ideal bridge between vintage country cool and modern country’s best sounds.
Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Their lyrical wit and hook heavy songwriting have certainly proved a winning method. Since breaking onto the music scene in 2014, the band has notched eight No. 1 singles at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand streams, earned several Platinum and Gold single certifications and headlined arenas and amphitheaters around the globe.
In 2020, the band received their first two GRAMMY nominations for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” and “Best Country Song,” for their hit single “Some People Do” from their self-titled third studio album. Old Dominion are currently the reigning CMA and ACM “Group of the Year.” Most recently, the band earned their fourth consecutive “Vocal Group of The Year” win at the 2021 CMA Awards.
The group also recently notched a nomination “Favorite Duo/Group – Country” for the 2021 American Music Awards. In October 2021, the band released their stunning fourth studio album Time, Tequila & Therapy, which features smash summertime single “I Was On A Boat That Day.”
A majestic, 11,600-seat outdoor concert venue, the Laughlin Event Center will open its doors starting at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $60 and are available for purchase at LaughlinEventCenter.com.
The performers add to the E Center’s and Laughlin Event Center’s impressive lineups, including:
- Marie Osmond on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the E Center
- Kane Brown on Friday, March 4 at the Laughlin Event Center
- Old Dominion on Saturday, April 9 at the Laughlin Event Center
- Easton Corbin on Saturday, April 23 at E Center
- Sammy Hagar and The Circle, REO Speedwagon and Sir, Please on Saturday, May 7 at the Laughlin Event Center
- Pitbull on Saturday, May 28 at the Laughlin Event Center
- The Marshall Tucker Band on Saturday, June 4 at E Center
- Clint Black on Saturday, July 9 at E Center
Located at 500 Bruce Woodbury Dr., Laughlin Event Center is within walking distance from Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts. Golden Entertainment’s Laughlin resort and casino properties will offer concert and room packages for fans.