Jake McVey sings Friday at Sondheim
Iowa native and country music star Jake McVey brings his show, with special guests Lady Lowe and Quay Thomas, at 7 p.m. Friday to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.
McVey has opened for country stars, such as Merle Haggard, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley and many others.
McVey’s first national radio release, “Carry On,” quickly became a benchmark for his career. It was a No. 1 Video on CMT and voted Top 10 of 2012 Most Inspirational Videos by Great American Country.
McVey followed up with his second release, “Redlined And Wasted,” which again quickly climbed the charts, and he decided to head back into the studio and create a body of new songs in late 2011: “Best Days Of Our Lives,” released in early 2012 — “Used To Be,” “Just Drive” and “Slow Dancing.”
“I love to entertain — that’s my drug,” McVey said. “I love people. I’m one of the fortunate ones that I get to perform for a living. There’s nothing else I’d rather do. The whole process, from the concept of a song to performing it in front of thousands. That’s my passion.”
This summer, McVey will be on the road opening and touring with Pistol Annies, Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, Easton Corbin, Toby Keith, Love and Theft and Aaron Tippin to name a few.
Friday evening, Lady Lowe and Quay Thomas also will be performing.
The trio, Lady Lowe, originated in early 2009 in North Liberty. They are an acoustic adult contemporary band playing covers of artists like Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, Lisa Loeb and Jason Mraz. Jennifer Lowe has lead vocals and plays the keyboard.
Quay Thomas is a young blues artist from a small Iowa town. His debut album released in January, “Please Stay,” has 11 original works ranging from alternative to bluesrock, and he keeps the blues rooted in his wide variety of styles in music.
General admission tickets in advance are $14. Tickets at the door are $15.
For information about the show, visit the website www.fairfieldacc.com or call the ticket office at 472-2787.