Charlie Major joins Kenny Rogers in Penticton

Charlie Major is joining the Kenny Rogers tour when it comes to the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 27.

Charlie Major is joining Kenny Rogers on his tour stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 27

A blue-collar hero whose lyrics resonate with other roots rock legends, Charlie Major is joining the Kenny Rogers tour when it comes to the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 27.

Rising to the forefront of the Canadian music seen in the early to mid-1990s, Major became the first Canadian artist in history to score six No. 1 radio hits off his debut album. Nine more chart-topping hits would follow and Major crisscrossed the world headlining tours and pairing up with acts like ZZ Top.

Major is a multi award-winning artist who recently released a double album, The Best 20 of the Last 20. In it Major celebrates some of his biggest hits like I’m Going to Drive You Out of My Mind, I’m Somebody, The Other Side and others. The 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 song with old-school rock and country roots, the trademark sound that Major calls home.

“I feel very fortunate to have the success I’ve had for the past 20-plus years,” said 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.”

Major is successful as ever, selling nearly half a million records in Canada alone. He has won three Juno Awards and seven Canadian Country Music Awards. He just recently hosted the first ever Country Music Association of Ontario award show.

Tickets for the Kenny Rogers with special guest Charlie Major are $44, $54 and $69 (plus taxes and fees). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, by telephone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC and WIne Country Visitor Centre.