WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, 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 SEVEN Bar stage inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs for a free show on Friday, June 17, 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.

Located off U.S. Highway 412 and State Highway 59 at the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line, Cherokee Casino and Hotel West Siloam Springs is the region’s leading casino entertainment destination, serving northwest Arkansas and the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.cherokeecasino.com and click on the West Siloam Springs tab, or call 800-754-4111.