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February 8, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Johnson County Community College is thrilled to announce a special night of country music on campus at the Carlsen Center.

The Cohen Community Series presents the Roots & Boots ’90s Electric Throwdown with country music legends Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye. Expect a night of high energy and excellent music from three artists whose combined accomplishments include:

  • 14 No. 1 hits
  • 16 gold and platinum albums
  • 40+ Top 10 singles
  • Nearly 70 Top 40 singles

The performers will take the stage at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 4, for a 90-minute acoustic set in the intimate Yardley Hall. Tickets are $25 to $65 and are on sale now. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a post-show meet-and-greet with the artists, will be available for $150. All proceeds support JCCC scholarships and educational programs. No discounts apply. Get the best seats at the best price when you buy tickets early at jccc.edu/rootsboots.

About the artists

Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with The Radio,” “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This.” Five of his albums are certified gold and a sixth—Read Between the Lines—stands at the platinum level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience.

In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near the Water,” “Haunted Heart” and many other milestones.

Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You.” Always an energizing showman, he also has blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 Top 10 records, 16 No. 1 hits and 10 Male Vocalist of the Year nominations (five for the Country Music Association and five for the Academy of Country Music), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.

About the Cohen Community Series

The Cohen Community Series was inaugurated in 2008 through a gift from Jon Stewart, former vice chairman of the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees, JCCC alumnus and former president of Metcalf Bank, in honor of the late Barton P. Cohen, president of Metcalf Bancshares, vice chairman and general counsel of Metcalf Bank and an attorney with Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP.

Previous Cohen Community Series presenters have included Phil Vassar, Josh Turner, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio, George Will, Marcus Buckingham and Vince Gill.

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