Brenn Hill returns to Carson Valley Inn

On Saturday, Carson Valley residents and visitors will have their second opportunity in as many years to listen to the music of award-winning Utah singer-songwriter Brenn Hill, when the recording artist returns to Minden to appear in concert at the Carson Valley Inn. Hill's solo acoustic performance will feature material from his six-album catalog and highlight songs from his just-released CD, "What A Man's Got To Do."

Hill, who is 30 years old and lives in Hooper, Utah, has been called "the future of cowboy music." Billboard magazine said, "Hill is a bridge between western music's best traditions and the future of the genre as cowboys and cowboy singers evolve with the changing times."

Hill has six albums and numerous music industry awards and accolades to his credit. Named "Rising Star" by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists, Hill was voted the AWA's Male Vocalist of the Year in 2004 and his third CD, "Trail Through Yesterday," won recognition as the AWA's Album of the Year in 2001.

Hill's last CD, "Endangered," released in 2004, rose to No. 31 nationally on the Americana music chart. The first single from "Endangered," "Buckaroo Tattoo," reached No. 17 on the Texas Music Chart, staying inside the chart's Top 20 for eight weeks and becoming the No. 32 most-played single on the chart for 2004. In April 2005, "Pickup Truck Café," the second single from "Endangered," became Brenn's first Top 15 single in Texas.

Like his previous albums, "What A Man's Got To Do" contains songs that speak boldly of life in the modern mountain west, 15 songs punctuated by crisp cinematic imagery and confident melodies. But while the central themes present in Hill's other CDs are once again apparent in his new material, "What A Man's Got To Do" reveals a new maturity in Hill's songwriting as he offers his deepest exploration yet of the core values of the cowboy.

The Carson Valley Inn is located at 1627 Highway 395. Hill's concert in the Inn's Shannon Ballroom starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at the Inn's gift shop, 783-7708, or at S&W Feeds in Carson City, 882-1225.

More can be learned about Brenn Hill at his Web site,


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