“American Idol” season seven winner David Cook and Secondhand Serenade will perform during Western Carolina University’s Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28.
The concert will take place on the Central Plaza. In the event of rain, the concert will move to the Ramsey Regional Activity Center with doors opening at 7 p.m. The free concert is sponsored by Last Minute Productions, Student Government Association and the Department of Campus Activities. WCU students were polled in February, and Cook and Secondhand Serenade were the top two performers chosen. Also performing will be local group Ten More Years.
Since winning “American Idol,” Cook’s self-titled debut album has sold 1.5 million copies. His follow-up album, “This Loud Morning,” debuted in Billboard’s top 10, before Cook became an indie artist. He moved to Nashville in 2012 and became a songwriter, while continuing to tour.
In 2014, Cook began recording his current album, “Digital Vein,” in his home recording studio. The project was funded in part by contributions from fans through a PledgeMusic campaign.
In 2012, Secondhand Serenade, otherwise known as musician John Vesely, saw his album, “A Naked Twist in My Story,” peak at No. 58 on the iTunes Top 200 albums list, as well as No. 19 on its top Alternative list. His current album, which was funded entirely by his fans via PledgeMusic, is scheduled to be released this spring.
For more information on the Spring Concert, contact Stephanie Sue Rowell at 828-227-3751.