A night featuring the music of the Eagles attracted a packed house on Thursday night at Park Theater.
Performed by Chris P. James & the Nashville Session Cats, the group sang Eagles favorites such as “Take it Easy,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “One of these Nights,” “Best of My Love,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Witchy Woman,” and “Already Gone.”
The concert was a fundraiser for Warren County High School’s football team. Admission was a $20 donation, with team members selling tickets as part of the team’s Liftathon. For each ticket sold, 40 percent went directly to help the player who sold it and help the player reach his fundraising goal.
Opening for the group were Eli Eldridge, Lucy Haston and Kelly Slaughter. Eldridge is a member of the WCHS football team.
The Eagles were one of the most successful bands in American rock and roll history. Their greatest hits album was the best-selling record of the 20th Century, selling 29 million units. The Eagles had five No. 1 singles, and sold 150 million records worldwide.
Eagles fans were in attendance, as the show was sold out.
James offered a “strange bit of trivia” in that Don Henley went on to have one of the most successful careers of all the band’s members. However, he only performed one song on the band’s first album “Eagles” which was released in 1972.
“Henley went on to have one of the most successful careers of the group,” said James. “In a strange bit of trivia, he only performed one song on the band’s first album. It was like they said, ‘Let’s let the guitarist sing one’ and that was the beginning of his very successful career.”
For more information on the Liftathon, contact Brad Durham by email at email@example.com.