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R&B Star Charlie Wilson to Perform at Wind Creek Atmore

6/25/2018
ATMORE, Ala.Wind Creek Atmore (WCA) has yet another exciting concert on the books that you don’t want to miss. Charlie Wilson will perform at the WCA Amphitheater on August 11 at 8pm.
 
Some people might say that after notching eleven No. 1 singles, 11 Grammy Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point….and he isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon.
 
“I’ve been in this game for many years,” reflects the Gap Band founder and solo star. “I’ve had some big hit records and sold a lot of records. But I need to still show people that I’m in it. It’s championship time.” 
 
Wilson underscores that declaration with his latest album, In It to Win It (P Music Group/RCA, Feb. 17 2017) which takes Wilson’s iconic stature to a historic level by achieving yet another career first for Wilson:  two singles, “Chills” and “I’m Blessed,” reach #1 simultaneously on Billboard’s Adult R&B and Hot Gospel Charts respectively.
 
“I'm Blessed,” Wilson’s first single from the In It To Win It album, became a #1 Billboard Adult R&B hit while also debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart last year. The song became Wilson's first #1 gospel single. “I’m Blessed” then reclaimed the top spot on the Hot Gospel Songs chart after maintaining a Top 5 position for 45 weeks straight.  The hit song regained its #1 status after 9 months, setting the record for longest stints between #1s on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. 
 
In the same week, "Chills," the 4th single promoted by P Music Group from Wilson's In It To Win It album, has become Wilson’s 11th #1 single at radio as a solo artist* and was #1 for 3 weeks on the Billboard Adult R&B Chart.  With “I’m Blessed” reclaiming the #1 spot again for the 6th week on the Hot Gospel Song Chart, Wilson also becomes the first artist to achieve the feat of having both top spots simultaneously on those charts.
 
Coinciding with the release of the album Wilson ‘s In It To Win It national tour sold out arenas around the country.  Wilson continues touring with dates currently through 2018.
 
“’I’m Blessed’ says exactly where I am in my life, blessed to still be making music that people want to hear,” says Wilson. "2017 has been a tough year for so many people around the world, so I’m proud to release a song to remind us that we can all find some blessings in our lives. And having T.I. bring his flavor, sharing who he is and how his journey is filled with blessings, is an added bonus."
 
Before launching his solo career in 2000, Wilson racked up a string of hits in the late ‘70s and ‘80s as front man with the Gap Band. The pioneering R&B/funk group charted such frequently sampled classics as “Outstanding,” “Yearning for Your Love,” “Burn Rubber on Me,” “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” and “Early in the Morning.”
 
Wilson signed to Jive (now RCA) in 2004 after landing his first No. 1 Billboard Adult R&B hit in 2000, “Without You.” Since then, he’s released six solo albums and become a consistent chart presence. His tally of 19 hits boasts seven more Adult R&B No. 1s. Among them: “My Love Is All I Have,” “You Are” and “There Goes My Baby.” While garnering 11 Grammy nominations and other industry accolades, including BET’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Wilson has stayed busy on the road, as he is a major concert draw, claiming the crown for top winter tour of 2015 with his Forever Charlie arena, or in the studio.
 
In the years between the Gap Band’s heyday and his solo success, Wilson survived drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness and prostate cancer. He chronicled his odds-defying life and career in his 2015 best-selling autobiography, I Am Charlie Wilson. Sober now for 22 years, the singer says, “I wouldn’t have believed I’d be where I am right now. That’s why I shout every night because I thank God for allowing me to be here.”
 
“I’m looking forward to reaching a new swath of fans on this tour and with the release of my new album,” pledges Wilson.  “And, I’m not stopping because I Am In It To Win It.”
 
Tickets will go on sale June 18 and are available for purchase through ticketmaster.com or at Essentials Gift Shop inside WCA.
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About Wind Creek Hospitality
Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribe’s gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada as well as multiple racetracks in Alabama and Florida.
The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama, in rural Escambia County, and 57 miles east of Mobile. 

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws.  The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents.                                         

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