Cody Wickline Performing At Concord University To Benefit The ‘Race To Resurface The Track’

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 10 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,     





ATHENS, W.Va. – Country music performer Cody Wickline is appearing in concert at Concord University on Thursday, April 16. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Carter Center. A “Meet and Greet” with fans is planned for 6:30 p.m. in the Carter Center Lobby. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the “Race to Resurface the Track” project at Concord.

A native of Beckley, W.Va., Wickline has recently been in the spotlight for making it to the top 30 in NBC’s show “The Voice.”

“I’m super excited to perform in front of college students such as myself and I’m looking forward to putting on a good show,” he said about his upcoming Concord performance.

Wickline, who has put his pursuit of a nursing degree on hold in light of his recent musical accomplishment, took classes at Bluefield State College’s Beckley location. Concord University is also located at the Erma Byrd Center in Beckley and Wickline said he met Concord students while attending class there.

Both a singer and a songwriter, Wickline is influenced by such country greats as George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. His interest in music started as a child singing in church on Sunday morning. It wasn’t until he sang for a project in high school that he realized, however, his true passion was creating and performing music. He began teaching himself guitar at the age of 16, and by the time he was 17 he was performing every weekend at some event or venue. Now, he is recording his own music and working in Nashville.

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Admission to Wickline’s April 16 concert at Concord is $15. Concord students with a valid Concord ID will be admitted for $10. Tickets may be purchased online at by clicking on the Cody Wickline billboard.  Tickets are also available in the President’s Office at Concord; at Concord’s Office of Advancement; at Cheap Thrills in Princeton and Beckley; and will be available at the door.

Funds from the “Race to Resurface the Track” project will be used to redesign, renovate and resurface the existing track in its present location in Callaghan Stadium on Concord University’s Athens campus.  The uneven and deteriorated state of the current track’s surface is no longer adequate for competition, training or campus and community use. A new track will benefit not only Concord’s athletic teams, but the entire CU community and surrounding area as well.

The improved track at Concord University will be available for use by Concord students, faculty and staff, the citizens of Athens and the alumni who frequently visit the campus.

The new track will serve as a multi-use venue that will provide for increased training for Mountain Lion athletic teams and offer recreational opportunities to enhance the health and wellness of the Concord campus community and the general public.



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