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Daya to Open for Andy Grammer Concert on Jan. 29

Release Date: November 17, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – Recording Artist and former Dancing with the Stars celebrity Andy Grammer will headline the Spring Concert for Colorado State University-Pueblo on Friday, January 29 at the Colorado State Fair Southwest Motors Events Center. 

Tickets are free for CSU-Pueblo students, while supplies last, and they can pick them up in the Occhiato University Center 003. Students may purchase one additional ticket for $10. Community tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.altitudetickets.com or at the State Fair Box Office. 

From hustling street performer on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade to Platinum-selling recording artist, it seems like just yesterday that Andy Grammer was discovered by Steve Greenberg and signed to S-Curve Records. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me," certified Platinum and Gold respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. 

Grammer’s single "Honey, I'm Good" was the second single released from his Magazines or Novels album, and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his highest charting single to date. 

He recently was voted off Season 21 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. In just a few short years, Grammer has gone on to sell more than 100,000 albums, play sold out venues nationwide, perform onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat, appear on an array of national TV shows, receive major song placements in film and TV, receive two BMI Pop Music Awards, grace the cover of national touring trade magazine Pollstar and present at their annual awards show, among many other accomplishments. 

Grammer released "Back Home," a joyously anthemic track that illustrates his knack for writing infectious, relatable songs remains strong, as does his soaring voice. It also showcases the musician's growth since his last full-length release. Magazines or Novels has  reinforced his place among elite male pop artists through honest reflections of the impressive ride he's been on during the past couple of years. "'Back Home' is about those friends, specific places and vivid memories that remind us who we are," says Grammer, who wrote the song while far from home on a national headline tour, hoping to recapture that which is always part of him.

The son of a Grammy-nominated children's performer Red Grammer, he often joined his dad on-stage to sing, promoting his fierce ambition to succeed. By ninth grade, Grammer taught himself to write songs on his dad's guitar, with a first group, Out of the Blue, which played his first original composition, "Doorstep," at a battle of the bands contest.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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