Kevin Costner and Modern West
|Kevin Costner & Modern West|
|Genres||Country rock, country|
Kevin Costner & Modern West is a rock/country band which the actor Kevin Costner founded with the encouragement of his wife Christine. He began a worldwide tour with the band in October 2007, which included shows in Istanbul and Rome. It also performed at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
The band released its first country album, Untold Truths, on November 11, 2008, on Universal South Records. It peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 35 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Three singles ("Superman 14", "Long Hot Night" and "Backyard") have been released to radio, although none have charted. Videos were made for the songs "Superman 14", "Backyard" and "Hey Man What About You".
In 2009, Costner went on tour with the band and special guests The Alternate Routes. In August, at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta, Costner and the band were scheduled next on stage when a severe thunderstorm struck, causing the stage and stands on the main stage to collapse. One person was reported dead and forty wounded. Later, an auction was held to raise money for the two young sons of the woman killed. A dinner with Costner was auctioned for $41,000. Two guitars, one autographed by Costner, helped raise another $10,000 each.
In February 2010, Kevin Costner & Modern West released their second album, Turn It On, only in Europe. To support the album the band went toured Europe, with Turn It On reaching the album charts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Greece. The first single from the album, "Let Me Be the One", with special guest Sara Beck singing with Costner, was also made as a music video. A third album, From Where I Stand, was released in 2011 and included vocals from the German pop singer Nena. In April 2012, the band played a benefit gala for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Turn It On||
|From Where I Stand'||
|Famous for Killing Each Other: Music from and Inspired By Hatfields & McCoys||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country|
|2008||"Superman 14"||Untold Truths|
|"Long Hot Night"|
|"Hey Man What About You"|
|2010||"Let Me Be the One" (featuring Sara Beck)||Turn It On|
|2011||"Let Go Tonight" (featuring Nena)||From Where I Stand|
|2014||"Alive in the City"|
|2008||"Superman 14"||Mark Gillard|
|2010||"Turn It On"|
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