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Country music star to perform at hospice fundraiser in Largo

LARGO — Country music star Mark Wills and young singing sensation Suite Caroline are to be the featured entertainment at "Country Nights and Garden Lights," a Saturday evening fundraiser for Suncoast Hospice.

The show will start at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Serenity Gardens Memorial Park in Largo.

Wills, 38, is a platinum-selling singer-songwriter with eight top 10 hits, including 19 Something, Wish You Were Here and Don't Laugh at Me. He won the Academy of Country Music award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. Born in Tennessee, he grew up in Georgia.

His single 19 Something was No. 1 for six weeks in 2002 and in 2009 was Billboard's top country hit of the year and the second-most played country song of the decade. His newest collection of recordings is called Looking For America.

At age 14, Suite Caroline has released four CDs of her original music and has signed with Sony/ATV Records in Nashville. She has sung live with Sheryl Crow, Charlie Daniels, the Go Gos and Pat Benatar. She has opened concerts for many country artists, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Martina McBride.

Suite Caroline is the daughter of Dr. Paul and Marie Kudelko of Belleair. Her next appearance is scheduled for the Ronnie Dunn and Chris Cagle concert April 22 at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

General admission tickets to "Country Nights and Garden Lights" are $25 and can be purchased at the Largo Cultural Center box office at 105 Central Park Drive, by calling the box office at (727) 587-6793 or online at wwww.largoarts.com. The tickets also are available by calling Keith Gruendl at (727) 946-1481 or by emailing him at keith.gruendl@dignitymemorial.com.

Serenity Gardens Memorial Park is at 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, but concertgoers are asked to enter at the park's construction site entrance on Wilcox Road, where directions will be given for parking.

Country music star to perform at hospice fundraiser in Largo 04/10/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 5:37pm]
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