UPC Brings Wills, Turner to PAC

Krista Tschetter

Krista Tschetter

The coming of country singers Mark Wills and Josh Turner mark a change in the type of acts the University Program Council has been bringing to SDSU.

“We were trying to provide more diversity for the students,” Sara Koneche, head of publicity and graphics for UPC.

“We realized we hadn’t been bringing in (different) kinds of concerts.”

“(We were) trying to get a good variety,” adds Leif Fixen, UPC’s recreation coordinator.

Wills has had three number-one hits on the country charts, including “Don’t Laugh at Me” and “I Do (Cherish You).”

The 26-year-old has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and was named ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist.

Turner, a deep-voiced South Carolina native, plays country music with a less pop, more traditionalist slant.

Also an Opry veteran, Turner has been compared to Randy Travis and Johnny Cash.

He has previously toured with Brooks & Dunn.

Doors open at the Performing Arts Center at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for non-students, and are available at Info Exchange in the Student Union.