POINT PLEASANT — Chris Janson may be performing on the Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta’s opening night but another one of Nashville’s rising stars will close out the festival a couple of nights later.
Charlie Worsham will be the featured entertainer on Saturday, June 29, taking the Riverfront Park stage at 8:30 p.m. with opening act Sarah Davidson taking the stage at 7 p.m. for the free concerts.
“We heard Charlie was a great entertainer with a wide range of musical talent,” Regatta Committee Chairman Jacob Hill said. “I watched his videos on his web site (www.charlieworsham.com) and on YouTube and it was obvious this guy is a great talent with unique musical interests. He even has a country version of the big hit by PSY ‘Gangnam Style.’ With his new single climbing the charts and his entertaining style, he should be a big hit at the Regatta this year.”
Worsham, a native of Jackson, Miss., is signed to Warner Brothers Records. During 2011 he toured with Taylor Swift. His first single is titled “Could It Be” and is currently moving up the music charts and was recently at number 41. According to the regatta committee, his talents have long been recognized and in 1999 the Mississippi State Senate recognized him for his outstanding accomplishments.
“This year we are really excited to have added a second day of new Nashville talent to the festival,” Hill said. “We are excited that we have two national level touring acts. It is even more exciting that our festival can be a part of the launching pad for not only acts like Chris Janson and Charlie Worsham, but recent acts like Kip Moore, Thompson Square, David Nail, and even dating back many years ago having Tim McGraw. We are happy to host the new rising stars.”