HAYS, Kan. -- He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie
and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase "Teen
Idol" after him, and he is credited with pioneering the country rock
Encore presents Ricky Nelson Remembered at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13,
in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University
Rock 'n' Roll hall of famer Ricky Nelson's life and music touched
millions. His twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,
relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, "Ricky Nelson
Featuring hit songs like "Hello Mary Lou," "Poor Little
Fool," "Travelin' Man," "I'm Walkin'," "I Gotta
Feeling," "Teenage Idol," "Garden Party" and many
more, the event showcases Nelson's life with never-before-seen interviews from
artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak.
Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year's Eve
concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100
and 19 other top-10 hits. He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time,
a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in "Rio
Bravo" and in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelsons are
listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with
three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers. Matthew and Gunnar are also
nephews, on their mother’s side, of NCIS star Mark Harmon.
Reserved tickets are $30 for the public, $28 for senior citizens and
children under 18, and $21 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $26, $24
and $17, respectively. Tickets can be purchased at the Student Service Center
in FHSU's Memorial Union across from the University Bookstore, by phone at
785-628-5306 or online at www.fhsu.edu/encore. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
For additional information about the Encore Series, visit
www.fhsu.edu/encore. For press interviews and photos about this show contact
Melissa Kucirek by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 402-677-0930.