Country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are the first additions to the 2015 Frontier Nights concert series. These performances were announced from the CFD stage by General Chairman Darin Westby and Contract Acts Chairman Larry Kehl at the Tim McGraw concert, which closed out the 2014 Frontier Nights performances on July 26. The concert dates and the ticket on-sale date for these performances are still to be determined. Cheyenne Frontier Days usually starts ticket sales for the following year in late November or early December – check back for more information later this fall!
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning four-time CMA and reigning five-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her last album, Four The Record, made history when it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. All four of those albums have also been certified Platinum.
Miranda’s highly-anticipated fifth album, Platinum, debuted at the top of the all genre Billboard 200 as the #1 album in the nation. Her lead single “Automatic,” written by Miranda, Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby, is an autobiographical song that reflects on the days of pay phones, learning to drive a stick shift, driving to Dallas to buy an Easter dress, recording the country countdown on her cassette recorder and more. Miranda’s current single, “Somethin’ Bad” is a duet with Carrie Underwood that is racing up the charts.
In September 2013 Urban released his seventh studio album FUSE. His fourth #1 album marked the first time that a male Country artist has debuted atop the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. The album’s first single, “Little Bit of Everything” took the top spot on the Country Singles Chart, as did “We Were Us”, featuring Miranda Lambert, which gave Urban a streak of five consecutive #1 songs (dating back to 2011’s “Without You”).
In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award, designating him a talented artist with a bright future. He was the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Since then Urban’s career has seen a long list of groundbreaking firsts and accomplishments reserved for the music industry’s elite.
He was the first Country artist to be named an American Idol judge, a role he will reprise for the show in its 14th season, and is a four-time GRAMMY® Award winner who has also won a People’s Choice, American Music Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe. He’s won eleven Academy of Country Music Awards and has had 16 #1 songs and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums. In 2012 he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
His reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded Urban the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, Eric Church and countless others. He was asked to perform on both nights of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival and earlier this year on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles.”