Jim Ellis

Miami News-Record

Nashville superstars Gretchen Wilson and Kenny Rogers have been added to the list of performers in Downstream Casino Resort’s 2009 summer concert series.

Wilson will perform July 17 and Rogers on Aug. 28.

She burst onto the country music scene in 2004 with her hit “Redneck Woman” and has since scored three No. 1 albums with “Here for the Party,” “All Jacked Up” and her latest, “One Of The Boys.”

Downstream’s concert series kicked off May 16 with Eagles co-founder Don Henley.

Other shows on the schedule include Creedence Clearwater Revisited on July 5 and Foreigner on Aug. 9. Additional shows are in the works.

Wilson has won virtually every award for which she’s been nominated, including Female Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music and a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. 

Rogers is a Grammy Award-winning country music icon who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, topping the country and pop album charts with such hits as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” and “Islands In The Stream.” 

Rogers has won almost every country music award there is, including Top Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association, plus three Grammy Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards and 18 American Music Awards. 

Rogers is currently the eighth Best Selling Male Artist of all time, according to the RIAA, with 20 platinum albums.  

Tickets for Wilson will go on sale Friday, with reserved seats for $60 and $40.

They can be purchased at the Downstream Box Office located inside the hotel’s gift shop or through Protix online at www.protix.com, or 866-977-6849. 

Ticket sales for the Kenny Rogers concert will be announced later.

For more information call Downstream’s box office at 918-919-6099, or toll-free 888-396-7876.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. at Downstream’s 6,200-seat outdoor concert facility, The Venue. The show begins at about 8 p.m.