Six time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson will headline the Coke Stage at Riverbend on Thursday, June 14, it was announced today from Friends of the Festival. Formerly with the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson has been featured on performances with Boyz II Men, Kanye West, Snoop Dog, JayZ, and Quincy Jones. His achievements include:
2012 Grammy Nomination - Best R&B Performance "You Are", 2012 Grammy Nomination - Best R&B Song for "You Are", 2010 Grammy Nomination - Best R&B Album for "Uncle Charlie", 2010 Grammy Nomination - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "There Goes My Baby", 2003 Grammy Nomination - Best Rap/Song Collaboration for "Beautiful", and 1997 Grammy Nomination - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
In addition Charlie Wilson was named December 2011 - Billboard Magazine the #2 Adult R&B Artist for 2011 and Billboard Magazine named Charlie Wilson #1 Adult R&B Artist for 2009.
Bursting from an array of musical brilliance, singer, songwriter, pianist Avery Sunshine emerges onto the scene for Riverbend 2012, Wednesday, June 13th at 9:15pm on the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Stage. Rooted in gospel, Avery Sunshine reaches deep into that cornucopia of style and sound and sings a song which articulates the complexities of life with luminous insight. Fluent in many languages from soul and house to classical and hip hop, she lent her voice to the soundtrack for Paramount Pictures' THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS. In 2005, she was hired as lead keyboardist for Tyler Perry's stage play, MEET THE BROWNS.
BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors. BoomBox will show the Riverbend crowd how to dance the night away on Saturday, June 16, from 8pm to midnight.