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Nashville recording artist Maggie Rose to perform at April 23 unveiling of APSU's Fortera Stadium

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — On Saturday, April 23, Austin Peay State University and Fortera Credit Union will celebrate a new era in Governors Football with the unveiling of the newly renamed Fortera Stadium, capped off with a concert by Nashville recording artist Maggie Rose in the stadium lot.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — On Saturday, April 23, Austin Peay State University and Fortera Credit Union will celebrate a new era in Governors Football with the unveiling of the newly renamed Fortera Stadium, capped off with a concert by Nashville recording artist Maggie Rose in the stadium lot.

Rose’s performance will conclude a day’s worth of activities, beginning with a Noon softball double-header as the Governors compete against Jacksonville State at Cheryl Holt Field. Governors Baseball begins at 1 p.m. at they take on Eastern Kentucky in Raymond C. Hand Park. 

Tailgate Alley opens at 3 p.m. in front of the newly named Fortera Stadium, followed by the Spring Football Game at 4 p.m. After the game, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a brief naming ceremony will take place with Tom Kane, president and CEO of Fortera Credit Union and APSU President Alisa White speaking. The ceremony will be followed by Rose’s concert and end with a fireworks display at approximately 7:45 p.m.

All events, including Rose’s concert, are free and open to the public.

Rose made her recording debut in 2009 with a cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody.” One year later, she signed with Emrose Records and released a pair of singles and an EP under her birth name, Maggie Rose Durante, before assuming the moniker Maggie Rose for the 2012 single “I Ain’t Your Mama.”

Rose’s debut album, “Cut to Impress” landed at #10 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, as well as on one of the four country albums featured on Amazon’s “Best Albums of 2013” list. The release of her debut country album placed Rose in the spotlight, with Vogue Magazine naming her as one of Nashville’s “It” girls alongside Miranda Lambert and Lily Aldridge.

Her latest EP, “The Variety Show, Vol. 1” was released on April 8 on Play It Again Records, and is available on iTunes, as well as streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Music. Rose is currently headlining her own tour with fellow Play It Again act The Morrison Brothers Band, who she also produces, in addition to opening for acts ranging from Rachel Platten to Brad Paisley and Lee Brice.

For more information on Maggie Rose, visit www.iammaggierose.com.