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Iconic Pop Music Group "America" Highlights 2015 NGA Show

Jul 21, 2014

 Arlington, VA - The National Grocers Association (NGA) is bringing the hit-making music group America to its stage for the Chairman's Gala at the 2015 NGA Show, held February 8 - 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. 

"America has entertained listeners since the 1970s with ballads, such as 'A Horse With No Name' that have never grown old for generations of fans," said NGA President and CEO Peter Larkin.

"We are excited to have America perform at our 2015 show in front of what will surely be an enthusiastic audience of lifelong fans."  

From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Formed in 1971, founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song and first Number One single,  "A Horse With No Name." The trio won the Grammy® for Best New Artist in 1972 and soon became a global household name. America produced song after song that climbed the Top 40 charts, including "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "You Can Do Magic," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair." Forty-plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

The NGA Show is the place where independents gather, connecting grocery retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share fresh ideas and innovative thinking that helps strengthen the independent grocery industry and helps build profits. 

Registration to the 2015 NGA Show is open August 1, 2014. For more information on the 2015 NGA Show, visit www.theNGAshow.com. 

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