McKnight to perform at Rose Music Center

Staff report

LOS ANGELES– Sixteen-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Brian McKnight will perform at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Aug. 13.

“As far as the show is concerned, we are going to sing and perform like crazy,” McKnight told the Courier. “I am really excited to be on the road and headed to Huber Heights. You can expect the night to be a lot of fun and it is always a blast to see and interact with the fans. I will be taking them all down memory lane over the 20 years spanning my entire career. See you there.”

Mc Knight is gearing up for the long-awaited release of his 16th album, “Better.”

“I am currently working on a new album called “Better,” said Mc Knight. “It features some exciting new tracks that I can’t wait to share with everyone. It should be out in January.”

“I’m taking it back to basics,” McKnight added. “Creating music like we did 20 years ago – completely organic, all real instruments. The truth is, I’m in love and love makes us better, it makes us come alive, and I wanted to convey that through this album in a very relatable, authentic way.”

Sticking to the R&B roots that made McKnight a household name, Better also incorporates various genres and collaborations. The album features Hawaiian vocalist Kimié Miner, bringing a feel-good reggae vibe to the track “Goodbye,” and Cash Money Records rapper Glasses Moses, which adds a sexy, catchy flow to the track “Get You Into My Life.” The album also includes Brian’s longtime guitar players Chris Loftlin and Tyrone Chase, whom have worked with McKnight for over 10 years.

Now, 26 years after signing to his first record label, McKnight is still amazed to be doing what he loves most – making music.

“I never thought in my wildest dreams I would have this kind of career, and I’m so grateful to have my fans behind me, still supporting me, and to still live this dream every day. And because of that, I am better.”

Also performing on Aug. 13 at the Rose Music Center is Boney James.

Staff report


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