Gavin DeGraw Set for Free Grove Concert

OXFORD, Miss. – Pop-rock singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw is headed to the University of Mississippi next week for a free concert in the Grove.

The April 20 show begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Grove stage with opening act Craig Morgan. The show is sponsored by the Ole Miss Student Programming Board and the Department of Campus Programming.

Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw

Last spring’s free concert, featuring the Goo Goo Dolls, drew a large crowd, and the Student Programming Board hopes to duplicate that success with this year’s event, said Bradley Baker, SPB director.

“Students want a big name and a big concert, so two years ago we decided to produce one concert a year and make it huge,” Baker said.

DeGraw broke onto the mainstream music scene in 2003 with his debut album “Chariot,” which sold more than a million copies. He has topped the charts with several singles, including “In Love with a Girl,” “I Don’t Want to Be” and, most recently, “Not Over You.”

The singer is also competing with several other celebrities for the mirrored ball trophy on the ABC hit series “Dancing with the Stars.”

Morgan, who is from Kingston Springs, Tenn. is a renowned country music star and has several chart-topping singles. A military veteran, he frequently travels overseas to perform singles such as “Bonfire” and “That’s What I Love About Sundays” to deployed troops. Morgan also shows his love for those in uniform by serving as the spokesperson for the Folds of Honor, an organization that provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of U.S. military service members killed or disabled during their service.

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