Billy’s Entertainment will present Ronnie McDowell on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center beginning at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and a portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Legion Post 6.
Promoter Billy Hancock said the audience can expect a great show. He indicated he was most impressed by McDowell’s ability to be able to sing songs by rock and roll legend Elvis Presley.
“He sounds just like him. He can sing anything by Elvis,” said Hancock.
Although McDowell has had his own impressive string of hits, one cannot ignore the success he has seen preforming Elvis’ hits. McDowell achieved notoriety when he sang 36 songs on the soundtrack “Elvis,” the Dick Clark-produced television movie that featured Kurt Russell as the performer, according to information provided by Webster PR.
He also was the singing voice for the television movie “Elvis And Me.” the ABC television series about the early years of Elvis’ career titled simply “Elvis” as well as, the 1997 Showtime special “Elvis Meets Nixon.”
Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, Ronnie McDowell came out of nowhere to dazzle the world with his heartfelt and self-penned tribute song “The King Is Gone” on the independent Scorpion label. The record took off immediately, gaining airplay on country and pop stations across the country and around the world.
To date, “The King Is Gone” has sold more than five million copies. McDowell scored a second hit for the Scorpion label titled “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” before being wooed and signed by CBS Records – Epic label in 1979.
McDowell has had an impressive singing career with a string of hit singles for Epic from 1979 to 1986.
Every single release with the exception of just one became a Top 10 Hit including the chart toppers “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation.” Other hits during his Epic years included “Watchin Girls Go By,” “Personally,” “You Made A Wanted Man Of Me,” “All Tied Up,” and “In A New York Minute.”
While the concert headliner is McDowell, there will be other great talent to enjoy. Also performing will be Charley Kyles, Bonnie Crum and Ruth Calicutt. The MC for the evening will be Superstar Bill Dundee.
Advance tickets for the show are $15; Tickets at the door with be $20; and VIP tickets are $25. VIP tickets will get attendees reserved seating.
(Tickets can be purchased in advance at Mattress Gallery, or Kim’s Auto Repair and Towing, both in Corinth, or by calling Billy at (662) 664-1836.)