WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Angie Keilhauer, a contestant on season 10 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning vocal competition show “The Voice,” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the West Plains Civic Center theater.
Tickets for the event, sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains’ University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department, are $10 each and available through the West Plains Civic Center box office, 110 St. Louis St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or by phone at 417-256-8087. Missouri State-West Plains students with a BearPass ID will be admitted free.
Keilhauer’s road to becoming a touring country music artist began in 2012 when she was a full-time engineering student working at a salvage yard in Monroe, Georgia, according to her publicist. On weekends, she would drive for hours to play at smoky dive bars and honky-tonks all over the south dreaming of one day going on a real tour.
That summer her dream came true when Carnival Cruise lines offered her a job as a musician on one of its ships. The job not only funded her first live acoustic album, it also gave her just enough money to buy a decent car and PA system to start touring up and down the East Coast.
Two years later, she caught the eye of producers at “The Voice” and was invited to audition for the show. Her performance of “I Hold On” by Dierks Bentley earned her a spot on coach Blake Shelton’s team.
After making it through three rounds on the show, Keilhauer decided to invest in her first ever full-band album, “Wild,” released in June 2016, which managed to hit No. 5 on the iTunes charts.
She is currently on her fourth year of touring, averaging 17 to 20 shows a month in the U.S. and Central America and building a vast and loyal fan base.
She also has produced two original top 5 albums, landed several performances on primetime television, released a single for Walt Disney World with singer/dancer/actor Jordan Fisher, whose credits include vocals on Disney’s “Moana” soundtrack and a stint as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton.
Keilhauer was recently featured in Rolling Stone Country as one of their top 10 “Artists You Need to Know.” Her third independent record release is slated for summer 2018.
For more information about Keilhauer’s performance or other U/CP events, call 417-255-7966 or visit www.wp.missouristate.edu/ucp.