Saturday, March 21 –
An eight-week tour that began Feb. 12 brings Charlie Wilson to Oklahoma Saturday, March 21. Coming on the tail of the Jan. 17 release of his sixth solo album, Forever Charlie, Wilson, alongside special guests Kem and Joe, will seduce audiences with love songs and soul and added funk and flavor. “I wanted to try some other things for fun, to relive some of the Gap Band moments,” Wilson says of the more up-beat tracks he’s created on Forever Charlie. Some of those tracks welcome top names in the industry, and creative, successful collaborations are the outcome: “Infectious,” featuring Snoop Dogg, “Unforgettable,” featuring Shaggy and “Hey Lover” that includes the talents of songwriter/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. At 61 years old, Wilson continues to reach fans through his music, and he has no plans of stopping. Just last year, he secured two Grammy nominations for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for “Bound 2,” a piece he collaborated with Kayne West on, and his most recent album’s hit single, “Goodnight Kisses,” continues to rise on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart. And while some musicians can pack a punch on their records but drop the exclamation on stage, Wilson brings just as much fire to the stages he performs on. A show to see, Charlie Wilson will be at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, March 21. For more information, visit www.chesapeakearena.com.