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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
December 13, 2010
For immediate release

Brian McKnight brings versatility and talent to stage

Jackson Community College welcomes the multi-talented Brian McKnight to the Potter Center stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. A versatile adult contemporary and R&B artist, he has released 13 albums to date, several of them have gone platinum to triple platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. His 1999 release, “Back at One,” went triple platinum and launched the popular radio hit of the title track.

For his outstanding work in music, Brian has received numerous awards and nominations including Grammys, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and American Music Awards. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments: piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, French horn and trumpet.

With seemingly endless talent and a worldwide fan base in the tens of millions, Brian continues to grow his industry exposure as a red carpet host for Extra! and has seen phenomenal success in touring musical theatre. Brian has also hosted "Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight" on BETJ and co-hosted "The Brian McKnight Morning Show" on KTWV the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station in LA for two years. A second radio show titled “The Brian McKnight Show” took the air in 2008 and is syndicated on ABC radio coast to coast. On top of his many multimedia endeavors, Brian continues a very busy touring schedule.

Tickets for Brian McKnight are $45, $42 and $38 and may be purchased at the Potter Center Box Office, call 517.796.8600, or online at