ATLANTA -- On Saturday, Lawrenceville pop singer Norwood performs at Kenny's Alley for the Southeast's largest New Year's Eve celebration -- the Atlanta Peach Drop. It is his first time performing at the event.
"I'm very excited about the Peach Drop," he said. "I'm happy to be honored at such a historic Atlanta event. As a native of Atlanta, this is a big deal."
Norwood takes stage at 10 p.m. after Louisiana's Eryn Woods. The 20-year-old singer can't believe he's performing with so many famous acts.
"You know, it hasn't completely hit me yet. I imagine it will hit me when I take the stage, but we'll see," Norwood said about performing at the same event as Kansas.
At the concert, Norwood is performing three new singles for the public, which he said will "blow people's socks off." The singles will be released on Jan. 1, but if you come to the Peach Drop, you may win one of 500 free copies that will be handed out. There will be other surprises, as well as a full band and several professional dancers on the stage with him.
For those who have never heard Norwood's music, he describes it as a mix between Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake with the "looks of Elvis Presley."
"It's very pop but there's a lot soulfulness," he said, "especially in the slower songs."
As an all-exclusive sneak peek, Norwood is offering Gwinnett Daily Post readers a chance to download his new tunes for free before anyone else hears them. Those who would like to download the songs should visit www.norwood-music.com/gdp.