Country singer comes to Austin

Published 10:31 am Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bryan White and the Larkins will perform Saturday, Oct. 18, in Austin.

The 2008 Austin Police Officers Association’s Country Music Spectacular begins 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Knowlton Auditorium at Austin High School.

Proceeds from the show help the APOA fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in law enforcement and criminal justice and a variety of community betterment projects.

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White is as close to a country music “super star” as the APOA has hosted in Austin. Born Feb. 17, 1974 at Lawton, Oklahoma, White is a successful American country music artist. Signed to Asylum Records in 1994 at age 20, White released his self-titled debut album that year. Both it and its follow-up, 1996’s Between Now and Forever, were certified platinum by the RIAA, and 1997’s The Right Place was certified gold.

His fourth album, was 1999’s How Lucky I Am. White has charted 17 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which four reached Number One: “Someone Else’s Star” in 1995, “Rebecca Lynn” in 1996, and “Sittin’ on Go” and “So Much for Pretending” in 1997. He was also a duet partner on the album version of Shania Twain’s 1998 single “From This Moment On”, which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Overall, he has recorded four studio albums, a Greatest Hits package, and three EPs. All seats are $18.

For more information, call Lt. John Mueller, APOA president, at 437-9400.