Spokane, WA (May 20, 2022) – Northern Quest Resort & Casino has finalized its 2022 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup with 20 total shows scheduled this season, the most in the 11-year history of its outdoor shows. The final three show announcements include a little bit of country, some rock ‘n’ roll and a whole lot of love for the 90s!
Country music legends Dwight Yoakam & Emmylou Harris are set to take the BECU Live outdoor concert stage on Friday, August 5, 2022. Ticket prices are $59/$69/ $89/$109.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, take a walk down memory lane with a jam-packed I Love the 90s show, featuring Vanilla Ice, Mark McGrath, Coolio, Rob Base, All 4 One, Montell Jordan, and Color Me Badd! Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99.
And don’t miss Bret Michaels & Jimmie Allen when they team up for a night of rock ‘n’ roll and country music on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99.
Tickets will go on sale for Dwight Yoakum & Emmylou Harris, I Love the 90s, and Bret Michaels & Jimmie Allen on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10 a.m. Tickets for all previously announced shows are on sale now and can be purchased by ordering online at www.northernquest.com or by calling the Northern Quest Box Office at 509.481.2800 or toll-free at 877.871.6772. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday – Friday. All concerts require guests 16 years of age and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Here’s the finalized 11th Annual Northern Quest Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup:
John Fogerty with Hearty Har – June 17 – Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99
Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms, and Toad the Wet Sprocket – June 18 – Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99
Tenacious D with Puddles Pity Party – June 20 – Ticket prices are $49/$69/$89/$109
Flo Rida and T.I. – June 23 – Ticket prices are $59/$69/$79/$99
Brad Paisley with Chance McKinney – June 26 – Ticket prices are $89/$99/$109/$129
The Avett Brothers with Calder Allen – July 15 – Ticket prices are $59/$69/$79/$99
Stone Temple Pilots and Daughtry – July 17 – Ticket prices are $49/$69/$89/$109
Goo Goo Dolls with Blue October – July 22 – Ticket prices are $59/$69/$79/$99
Jon Pardi with Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters – July 24 – Ticket prices are $59/$69/$89/$109
Dwight Yoakam & Emmylou Harris – August 5 – Ticket prices are $59/$69/$89/$109 – (On sale May 27)
Bretty Young – August 6 – Ticket prices are $39/$49/$59/$79
The Australian Pink Floyd Show – August 14 – Ticket prices are $39/$49/$59/$79
Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Josh Blue – August 18 – Ticket prices are $39/$49/$69/$89
Rockzilla Tour: Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Hollywood Undead with Bad Wolves – August 20 – Ticket prices are $49/$59(General Admission)/$79/$99
Tesla, Buckcherry & Great White – August 21 – Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99
I love the 90s – August 31 – Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99 – (On sale May 27)
Bret Michaels & Jimmie Allen – September 8 – Ticket prices are $49/$59/$79/$99 – (On sale May 27)
Sam Hunt with Travis Denning – September 17 – Ticket prices are $79/$99/$129/$149
Lynyrd Skynyrd – September 26 – Ticket prices are $89/$99/$109/$129
Celebrating more than a decade of delivering premier entertainment to the Inland Northwest, the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at Northern Quest will be back for a summer jam-packed with the hottest acts across all genres. Fans of rock, pop, comedy, country and more will find themselves in front of their favorite artists as Northern Quest continues with remarkable momentum into its 11th season. Over the past decade, the Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Resort & Casino have been honored to welcome ticketholders from 48 different states and ten countries outside of the US, highlighting the capacity to generate millions of dollars into the local economy through tourism and entertainment.
The beautiful BECU Live outdoor concert venue at Northern Quest provides 5,000 seats, including 3,000 individual stadium seats, premium box seats and VIP terraces, along with more than 11,000 square feet of space, a 60’x40’ stage as well as food and beverage vendors to accommodate guests. BECU Live is unlike any other venue in the area with its intimate set-up, breathtaking sunsets and close-up experiences with each performer.
Several incredible improvements were made to the BECU Live venue this past summer, including the addition of Coors Light Cold Rail technology in the Coors Light Landing sponsor area. Northern Quest is one of the first concert venues in America to install the Coors Light Cold Rail, providing an outstanding guest experience. This state-of-the-art technology brings ice-cold cup holders to 30 lucky ticket holders, with elevated seating, spectacular unobstructed views, and phone chargers at every station, so guests never miss a moment of the fun worrying about a dead battery. The drink holders keep beverages at ice-cold temperatures, ensuring every last sip of Coors Light is always colder than the first.
In addition, Northern Quest added Quest Unhitched during the 2021 summer concert season. This exciting new group hospitality experience has room for up to 100 guests and can be rented for private parties during our Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts. The double-decker trailer can provide full bar service and catering for companies to rent out during shows. For more information or to book Quest Unhitched for your company celebration, contact Matt Almond at 509.481.6361.
John Fogerty with Hearty Har – June 17
American rock legend John Fogerty founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) in 1968. As the lead singer, lead guitarist and principal songwriter, Fogerty led CCR to nine top-10 singles and eight gold albums between 1968-1972. His huge hits include, “Proud Mary”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Fortunate Son”, “Green River”, “Down on the Corner”, “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, “The Old Mand Down the Road” and “Centerfield.” CCR was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Since CCR parted ways in 1972, Fogerty has had a successful solo career. Fogerty was once listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters.
A psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles, California, Hearty Har was formed in 2012 and is led by brothers Shane and Tyler Fogerty (sons of John Fogerty). Focused on 1960s and 70s rock sound, their new album Radio Astro debuted in 2021. It consists of a variety of old and new influences, including their newest single, “Scream and Shout,” which features backing vocals from their dad, John Fogerty.
Barenaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket – June 18
With popular hits such as “One Week” and “Pinch Me”, and 15 studio albums, the Barenaked Ladiescarved out their own mark within the music industry with their unique mixture of rock, pop, rap and comedy. Best seen live, the group is known to break out in rap between sets, comedically entertaining the audience with hilarious stories and banter. Current members include Ed Robertson on guitar and lead vocals, Jim Creeggan on bass and vocals, Kevin Hearn on the keyboard and guitar, and drummer Tyler Stewart.
Joining the group is Gin Blossoms, an American rock band who took the United States by storm in the mid-90s with their hit single “Hey Jealousy” from their four-time platinum selling album New Miserable Experience. Their 1996 single “As Long as it Matters” off their second album, Congratulations I’m Sorry, landed them a Grammy Award nomination and continued their commercial success. Following a short split, the band rejoined in 2001 and released three more studio albums, with the most recent hitting the shelves in 2018, Mixed Reality.
Rounding out the epic lineup is Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band with numerous hits from the 90s including “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, “Fall Down”, and “Good Intentions.” The band split for about a decade before reconvening full-time in 2010 to begin writing music again and setting out on tour. The current band members include vocalist and guitarist Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and Randy Guss on the drums.
Tenacious D with Puddles Pity Party – June 20
Actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass formed the American comedy rock duo Tenacious D in 1994 after meeting when they were both members of The Actors’ Gang theater company. The band’s first performance was a short appearance at Al’s Bar, where they performed the live debut of “Tribute.” The venue had become a popular place for upcoming bands and comedian David Cross was in attendance that night. He invited Tenacious D to open for the live version of Mr. Show. Black was later cast on the TV series itself the next year. Tenacious D recorded “Tribute”, “Kyle Quit the Band”, “Krishna” and “History” on a demo tape in the late 1990s, and supported big rock acts including Weezer, Pearl Jam, Tool, and Beck. Tenacious D showcases Black’s theatrical vocal delivery and Gass’ acoustic-style guitar playing. Critics have described their fusion of vulgar comedy and rock music as “mock rock.”
Born in Philadelphia, singer and performance artist Michael Geier is better known for his alter ego: a clown named Puddles Pity Party. As Puddles, Geier has appeared in YouTube videos since 2013. He now performs almost exclusively as Puddles, who he refers to as a separate entity from himself. Puddles has a baritone singing voice and sings mostly covers of songs. He has a depressed persona and refrains from speaking on stage or giving interviews. Puddles mixes singing, prop comedy, mime and audience participation for a unique and hilarious night of entertainment.
Flo Rida and T.I. – June 23
Flo Rida hit the ground running in 2008 with his breakout single “Low,” reaching number one for 10 weeks in the United States and breaking the record for digital download sales at the time of its release. His debut album Mail on Sunday (2008) reached number four and was followed by the album R.O.O.T.S. (2009). With hits such as “Right Round,” “Whistle,” and his monster hit, “My House,” Flo Rida has sold more than 80 million digital downloads, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
T.I., an American rapper, music executive and actor. One of the highest selling hip-hop artists of all time, T.I. (Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.), is known as one of the pioneers of “trap music.” T.I., a three-time Grammy winner, has released 11 studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. T.I. boasts several number-one hits, including “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life” (featuring Rihanna). T.I.’s sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful project after being certified gold for first-week sales of more than 500,000 copies. He was also featured on Robin Thicke’s single “Blurred Lines”.
Brad Paisley with Chance McKinney – June 26
With three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and two American Music Awards, this Entertainer of the Year is a household name that music fans from all genres have grown to know and recognize. Brad Paisley has sold more than 11 million albums since his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures hit the charts. Paisley became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2001 and has 35 Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 20 of which hit number one. Popular hits include “He Didn’t Have To Be” from his first studio album, “Waiting on a Woman”, “She’s Everything”, “Then”, “When I Get Where I’m Going (Duet with Dolly Parton)”, and “Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood)”, just to name a few. Thanks to his incredible vocal, songwriting and guitar-playing talents, Paisley is still going strong. His most recent duet with Jimmie Allen, “Freedom Was a Highway”, reached number in February 2022, becoming Paisley’s 20th number one single.
The Avett Brothers with Calder Allen – July 15
Two brothers make up the heart and soul of The Avett Brothers, an American folk-rock band from Concord, North Carolina. Seth and Scott Avett teamed up to combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk and ragtime to shake up the music scene. Since 2002, they have released ten albums and three EPs. They have been named Duo/Group of the Year three different times and nominated several other times. Seth Avett plays the guitar, piano, and hi-hat, while his brother Scott plays banjo, guitar, piano and kick-drum. They share lead vocals and are backed by bassist and violinist Bob Crawford, cellist Joe Kwon, drummer Mike Marsh, fiddler Tania Elizabeth and pianist Bonnie Avett-Rini. Hit songs include “I and Love and You” and “Another is Waiting.”
Stone Temple Pilots and Daughtry – July 17
Originally from San Diego, Stone Temple Pilots (STP) burst onto the rock music scene in 1992 with their first album, Core. It was a major success, propelling STP to becoming one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s, selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. While initial success was tied to the grunge movement, later albums showcased a variety of influences, including psychedelic and classic rock. The band released four more studio albums, Purple (1994), Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996), No. 4 (1999) and Shangri-La Dee Da (2001), before temporarily separating in 2003. Hit songs include “Plush”, “Creep”, “Wicked Garden”, “Big Empty”, and “Interstate Love Song”.
Chris Daughtry may have finished in fourth place on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, but his fans were thirsty for more. His band, Daughtry, released its self-titled album in late 2006 and became an instant success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Chris Daughtry wrote and co-wrote all but two songs on the album, and it went on to sell more than six million copies in the United States.Daughtry produced four top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including “It’s Not Over”, “Home”, “What I Want”, “Over You”, and “Feels Like Tonight.” The band’s sixth album, Dearly Beloved, was released in September 2021, just in time for the band’s latest tour.
Goo Goo Dolls with Blue October – July 22
American alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls started out as a cover band in New York before signing their first deal and releasing their self-titled album in 1987. They achieved mainstream success following the release of their breakthrough single, “Name” in 1995 and their most famous hit, “Iris” in 1998. “Iris” spent nearly 12 straight months on the charts and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. Goo Goo Dolls has 19 top ten singles on various charts and has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. Other hits include “Slide”, “Better Days”, “Give a Little Bit” and “Let Love In.”
Joining the Goo Goo Dolls is Blue October, an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, TX. Blue October was formed in 1995 and went on to release more than a dozen albums and 17 Top 40 singles, including “Hate Me”, “Into the Ocean” and “Dirt Room.” Blue October features lead singer/songwriter Justin Furstenfeld, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, mutli-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye, bassist Matt Noveskey and lead guitarist Will Knaak.
Jon Pardi with Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters – July 24
Jon Pardi burst onto the country music scene in 2010 as an opening band for Dierks Bentley. In 2012, he released his debut single, “Missin’ You Crazy”. Pardi’s second album, California Sunshine, produced five hit singles, including “Head Over Boots”, which became his first number-one single on the Country Airplay charts. His other hit songs include “Dirt on My Boots”, “Heartache on the Dance Floor”, “She Ain’t in It”, and “Night Shift”. Pardi is known for his traditional country music, including classic melodies, blue-collar lyrical themes, fiddles, drums, and steel guitar.
Lainey Wilson released her first two albums in 2014 and 2016, followed by an EP release in 2019 that included the number-one hit “Things a Man Oughta Know.” In 2021, she released “Never Say Never”, a duet with Cole Swindell.
Hailey Whitters has written songs for Little Big Town (“Happy People”) and Alan Jackson. She toured with Little Big Town and opened for Maren Morris in 2019. She released her debut album, Black Sheep(2015), followed by The Breaker (2017). In 2020, Whitters released a single called “Janice at the Hotel Bar”, co-written with her frequent collaborator Lori McKenna.
Dwight Yoakam & Emmylou Harris – August 5
From straight country to country rock, honky tonk, and bluegrass, Dwight Yoakam has been entertaining fans for several decades. First becoming popular in the 1980s, Yoakam has recorded more than 20 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 30 million records. Yoakam’s hits include “Guitars, Cadillacs”, “Streets of Bakersfield”, “I Sang Dixie”, “Little Sister” and “Fast as You”.
American singer, songwriter and musician, Emmylou Harris, has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career, and has won 14 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Harris’ big hits include “Together Again”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Two More Bottles of Wine”, “Beneath Still Waters” and “Boulder to Birmingham”.
Brett Young – August 6
Country singer and songwriter Brett Young has had an undeniable string of hits to start his career. A California native with an instinctual Southern charm, Young broke out in 2016 with the tender longing of “Sleep Without You”, and then went on to perfect a new-country mix of sunshine soul and effortless back-porch pop. The result was seven straight number one hits, boasting 13 platinum certifications and a quick ride into country music’s top tier. Young is now an American Country Music award winner, ASCAP’s Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year, and with more than 5.5 billion global streams, an impressive rising star in the country music world. Notable hits include “Lady”, “Weekends Look a Little Different These Days”, “This”, “Dear Me”, “Not Yet”, “Catch”, “You Got Away With It” and “You Didn’t”.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show – August 14
Forming in 1988 and having sold more than 4 million tickets in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is hailed as one of the leading concert performances currently operating. The band began their adventure as a part of a wave of Australian tribute bands and performed in 1993 at the first international Pink Floyd fan convention in conjunction with “Brain Damage”, the Pink Floyd fan magazine, at Wembley Convention Centre. Over the following years, the hit band played bigger and more prestigious venues, including Royal Albert Hall in 2003. It also led to their 2004 arena tour in celebration of the 30thanniversary of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”. This tour took the band on to its first major European and North American tours. The band continues to entertain audiences around the world while releasing several live concert DVDs and CDs.
Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Josh Blue – August 18
Multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee and Billboard award winner, Larry the Cable Guy, is recognized as one of the top stand-up comedians in the country. Larry’s road to stardom included the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than $15 million. Larry is also the voice of Mater, the beloved tow truck, in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011). Larry has released seven comedy albums, three of which have been certified gold. His catchphrase “Git-R-Done” is also the title of his book. Larry the Cable Guy started his career in radio in the early 90s, when he made regular appearances on several nationally syndicated shows. He won Billboard’s Comedy Artist of the Year (2005) and Comedy Album of the Year (2005). Larry also founded the Git-R-Done Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting children’s and veteran’s causes.
Rockzilla Tour: Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Hollywood Undead with Bad Wolves – August 20
Formed in 1993 in Vacaville, California, Papa Roach first entered their high school’s talent show playing the Jimmy Hendrix song “Fire”. While they lost the talent show, they released their first EP titledPotatoes for Christmas in 1994, followed by their debut studio album entitled Old Friends from Young Years in 1997. They reached mainstream success when they signed with DreamWorks Records in 1999 and released their major-label debut album Infest. Hits for Papa Roach include “Last Resort”, “Getting Away with Murder”, “Scars” and “Between Angels and Insects.”
Based in Las Vegas, Falling in Reverse formed in 2008 and released its debut album, The Drug in Me Is You, in 2011 with two popular singles, including “Raised by Wolves” and “The Drug in Me Is You”. The band’s first live performances were at the Vans Warped Tour 2011. Their second album, Fashionably Late, was released in 2013. Hits include “Fashionably Late” and “Born to Lead”.
Originally from Los Angeles, Hollywood Undead formed in 2005 and released their debut album, Swan Songs, in 2008. All of the band members use pseudonyms and previously wore their own unique masks, based on the common hockey goaltender design. Hits include “Undead”, “Young”, “Everywhere I Go” and “Bullet”.
An American heavy metal band that formed in 2017, Bad Wolves initially found fame in a cover of the Cranberries’ 1994 hit “Zombie”. The band has since release three studio albums, Disobey (2018), N.A.T.I.O.N. (2019) and Dear Monsters (2021). Hit songs include “Remember When”, Killing Me Slowly” and “Sober”.
Tesla, Buckcherry & Great White – August 21
Originally formed in Sacramento, CA in 1982 as City Kidd, TESLA changed their name and made big waves in the rock ‘n’ roll scene in 1985. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal blues metal fan base, they continue to tour sold-out crowds around the world more than 30 years later. The band renamed itself after the eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered the radio and was only given belated credit for doing so. TESLA signed with Geffen records in 1986 and released their platinum album Mechanical Resonance, which included the hits “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi”. TESLA’s follow-up album,The Great Radio Controversy, debuted in 1989. Their first single, “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)”, was a hit with hard rock audiences, setting the stage for their second single, a balled called “Love Song”, which hit the Top 20, followed by “The Way It Is”.
Based in Anaheim, California, Buckcherry, first hit the hard rock music scene in 1995. In 1999, they released their self-titled album, Buckcherry, which included the hit singles, “Lit Up”, “For the Movies”, “Dead Again” and “Check Your Head”. Their second album, Time Bomb, debuted in 2001. The band opened for AC/DC in Spring 2000 and dissolved for a time in 2002. In 2005, Buckcherry reunited and released the album 15, to commercial and critical success. The album included several hits, including “Crazy Bitch”, “Sorry”, “Everything” and “Next 2 You”.
Rounding out this heavy metal summer lineup is Great White, an American rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1977. With several hit albums in the mid-to-late 1980s, Great White had several platinum-selling records, including Once Bitten (1987) and Twice Shy (1989) that received considerable air play through radio and MTV. Hit songs included “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, “The Angel Song”, “Rock Me”, “Save Your Love” and “Lady Red Light”.
I Love the 90s – August 31
The iconic Robert Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice exploded onto the Rap/Pop music scene in 1990, selling 10 million albums in four months and hitting number one on the billboard charts with “Ice Ice Baby”. He won two MTV awards, a People’s Choice Award, was nominated for a Grammy, and has been touring regularly throughout his career since 1990.
When the Band Sugar Ray’s breakthrough #1 hit song “Fly” put them on the map in 1997, lead vocalist and majority songwriter Mark McGrath was thrust into the public eye. Sugar Ray’s success rocketed McGrath to pop-star status, as he graced the covers of Rolling Stone and Spin. He even made Peoplemagazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, being named “Sexiest Rocker” of 1998.
With more than 20 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio, is an artist know around the world as a musical master of extraordinary reinvention. Coolio initially took over the world rap scene through the “Gangsta’s Paradise” release, which won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Performance, Solo. “Gangsta’s Paradise” would also be featured on theDangerous Minds soundtrack and movie.
Rob Base from Harlem, New York, first began performing with various groups; Sure Shot Seven, Cosmic 3 Mc’s, Freedom Force and Disco Enforcers. He and partner DJ EZ Rock (whom he has known since the 4th grade) would eventually separate from the groups to form Rob Base an DJ EZ Rock. Their first hits were “DJ Interview” and “Make it Hot”. Their debut album, It Takes Two (1988), produced three top 10 hits, including “It Takes two”, Joy and Pain”, and “Get on the Dance Floor”.
If you’ve ever been in love, then you’ve heard the name All-4-One and their timeless songs “I Swear”, “I Can Love You Like That”, “So Much In Love”, “I Turn To You”, “These Arms”, “Beautiful As You” and many more. The Grammy Award-winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards.
“This is How we Do It” was a breakout new jack-swing song that topped the Hot 100 for seven weeks and R&B charts for eight. Montell Jordan, tall and handsome with a silky-smooth voice, established himself as a powerful presence in music, brimming with talent, savvy, and charm. Over his nearly twenty-year career in music, Jordan has released seven studio albums, 14 singles, and is a Grammy-nominated artist selling more than 10 million records worldwide.
Color Me Badd is one of the top R&B vocal groups of all time, having sold 12 million records in the United States. Their debut album, C.M.B. sold over six million copies worldwide and became certified Triple platinum in the U.S. They boast five hit singles from that album, including “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “I Adore Mi Amor”, “All 4 Love”, “Thinkin’ Back”, and “Slow Motion”.
Bret Michaels & Jimmie Allen – September 8
An American singer, musician and actor, Bret Michaels gained fame as the front man of the glam metal rock band Poison, which has sold more than 45 million records worldwide and charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Michaels also has several solo albums, including the soundtrack album to the 1998 film A Letter From Death Row. He has starred in several films and TV shows, including as a judge on Nashville Star, which led to his country-influenced rock album Freedom of Sound in 2005. He also starred in the VH1 hit reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels. Memorable hit songs include “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “I Won’t Forget You”, “Talk Dirty to Me”, “Something to Believe In”, “All I Ever Needed”, and “Fallen”.
Multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. Allen was nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, his first ever Grammy nomination. He was also nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the 57th American Country Music Awards (which he co-hosted alongside Dolly Parton and Gabby Barrett), and Outstanding New Artist at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. Allen made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane. His big hits include “Best Shot”, “Make Me Want To”, “Big In a Small Town”, “Freedom was a Highway”, and “Down Home”.
Sam Hunt with Travis Dunning – September 17
Born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt had a successful high school and college football career before pursuing music and signing with MCA Nashville in 2014. Prior to his solo success, he was credited with writing singles for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Billy Currington, and Reba McEntire. Later in 2014, his debut album, Montevallo, was an overnight success, garnering several chart records and five hit singles, including “Leave the Night On”, which hit number one on the Country Airplay charts and went platinum. Other popular hits include “Take Your Time”, “Make You Miss Me” and “Body Like a Back Road”, his biggest hit to date. Hunt has been honored with several coveted awards, including two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Countdown Awards, an American Music Award and a CMT Music Award.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – September 26
The legendary rockers from Lynyrd Skynyrd are best known for their platinum-certified song “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird”, that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man”, “Gimme Three Steps”, What’s Your Name”, “Call Me The Breeze”, “You Got that Right” and more, it’s easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time. When COVID-19 interrupted their “farewell” tour in 2020, Lynyrd Skynyrd, had a chance to reevaluate their touring plans. Original band member and guitarist Gary Rossington said, “we were in the last part of the Farewell Tour when COVID turned our world upside down. And since that time, we have been talking amongst the band, and realized that music has such a way of healing. Maybe it’s not our time to go? And maybe it’s our time to lift people’s spirits and lives and bring back some joy and happiness after so much turmoil this past year.” Rossington will be joined by lead singer Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Kyes, Dale Krantz, and Carol Chase.