TULSA, Okla. – Mark Wills, known for some of the most enduring and recognizable country music hits of the last 25 years, is making his return to the Track 5. stage inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for a free show on Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m.

It was “19(90) Somethin’” when Grand Ole Opry member Mark Wills went from singing at Atlanta’s infamous Buckboard to releasing his first of 19 Billboard-charting singles across seven albums. “Wish You Were Here,” “Jacob’s Ladder” and “I Do (Cherish You)” cemented his country status in the late ‘90s and at the ‘dawning of a new decade’ in the early ‘00s. “Jacob’s Ladder” was released via Mercury Nashville in May 1996 as Wills’ debut single, and it became the singer’s first of eight Top 10 hits.

Wills would also go on to chart hits like “Places I’ve Never Been” and “Don’t Laugh at Me.” Fittingly, Wills’ early chart success earned him an Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. One of his biggest hits to date is the RIAA gold-certified “19 Somethin’,” a six-week No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Wills continues to hit the road with his high-energy show full of hits that were the soundtrack to so many people’s lives. He’s also taken more than a dozen trips to entertain U.S. troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea and Italy.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is the flagship property of Cherokee Nation Entertainment. From signature restaurants and gaming to award-winning live entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers the best amenities in Oklahoma. Information on upcoming shows at Hard Rock Live, Track 5., Riff’s and Amp Bar is available online at www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Hard Rock Live box office is open from 10 a.m. –6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.