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Country Artist Creates 'Buzz' at Collin College



Country Artist Creates 'Buzz' at Collin College

Zane Williams, a rising star in the country western world, will perform at Collin College Spring Creek Campus Feb. 20. Photo courtesy of Zane Williams.

February 6, 2012 – The Commercial Music Department at Collin College will host and up-and-coming, award-winning singer-songwriter as a part of the Music Buzz concert series.

Zane Williams will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

All Music Buzz events are free and open to the public. Williams will perform a 45-minute music set. Jim Catino, vice president of A&R at Sony/BMG Nashville said, “The first time I heard Zane he blew me away … incredible songs, great storyteller. I’m really excited about Zane’s future and think he’s going be around for a long time.”

Williams is a Texas-born singer-songwriter, who has spent nine years in Nashville and honed his craft by performing at hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. And though the experience was invaluable and helped mold him into the artist he is today, it wasn’t until he returned to Texas in 2009 that he really hit his musical stride.

Texas legend Radney Foster produced Willams’ newest album, The Right Place, featuring 10 songs that shine with a brilliant simplicity that takes the listeners on a colorful emotional journey through a Texas roadhouse on a Saturday night. From the funky, swinging swagger of “I Am What I Am,” and the hauntingly romantic “Six Steel Strings,” to the hopeful optimism of “Live To Love Again” and the irreverently bawdy fun of “99 Bottles,” the album proves that all his musical soul-searching was well worth the trip.

Williams wrote the top-20 hit single “Hurry Home” for Arista recording artist Jason Michael Carroll and was the grand prize winner of CMT/Nashville Songwriter’s Association Song Contest and has opened for George Jones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Radney Foster, Max Stalling, 1100 Springs, Aaron Watson, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Gracin, and Chris Cagle.

Visit www.collin.edu/music or call 972.881.5107 for more information.

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