HE’LL BE PERFORMING AT AMERISTAR
When you’ve been around the country music scene as long as Mark Wills has, you’d think some of the details from his successful career would be blurry.
“I’m 99 percent certain that the last time we were at Ameristar (Kansas City) it was Lorrie (Morgan) and I,” he tells The Landmark via telephone.
Fact checkers say Wills is correct: It was Feb. 7, 2020.
Wills and Morgan will be back at Ameristar in a few months. In January, to be exact.
Just a couple of weeks ago Mark Wills released “Be A Good Human,” a six-song EP that includes a new recording of his 1998 hit “Don’t Laugh At Me,” this time featuring the a cappella group, Home Free. A touching new music video was also released to coincide with October being National Bully Prevention Month.
“What was cool about that was we recorded the new version of ‘Don’t Laugh At Me’ in the very same studio where we recorded the original version,” Wills says. “That’s the studio that Keith Whitley (Lorrie Morgan’s late husband) recorded all those great Whitley songs in. I was a huge Whitley fan and my original producer, Carson Chamberlain, who signed me to Mercury, played steel for Whitley in his band. The grand piano that Gary Prim played on the original version is even still sitting there. It was a full-circle moment.”
Kansas City will once again welcome Mark Wills and Lorrie Morgan to Ameristar Casino on Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.
Be on the lookout for Brad Carl’s entire conversation with Mark Wills in a future edition of The Landmark.