July 22-31, 2022
Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion streams and 20 No. One chart-topping hits. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping release. Most recently, Bentley’s surprise LIVE FROM TELLURIDE collection has been touted as “a gift that Country music fans didn’t know they needed,” (The Tennesseean). Having amassed countless nominations from the ACM’s, CMA’s, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations, Bentley also celebrated his 15 year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He has also created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting five locations. For more information visit Dierks.com.
“Authentic Cowboy,” is the way most people would describe Wyoming neo-traditional artist Chancey Williams. The charismatic singer / songwriter grew up on a ranch in the northeastern corner of Wyoming, one of the least populated areas of the United States. Rodeo, wrestling, and academic talents took him first to Casper College and then to the University of Wyoming. Chancey earned several degrees, including a Master’s in Public Administration, but it was music and the camaraderie of the road that has found a sound at once familiar and his alone.
In May of last year, Williams released the critically acclaimed 3rd Street. Chancey and his “best friends” were able to find a way to promote their new material, and even tour, during a time of crowd restrictions that often-limited shows to online or outdoors and to maximum capacities of just a fraction of what the band was accustomed to. From 3rd Street came “The World Needs More Cowboys,” an anthem for the University of Wyoming and a song Chancey reminds us isn’t just about cowboys in the traditional sense, but about being a person of character who knows how to treat others, remembers where they came from, who their friends are and who thinks maybe some people need to stop pushing others around.
2021 brought a sense of “near normalcy” back on the road in many areas of the country, including a tour sponsored by CINCH, a series of spring and fall dates with Toby Keith and an especially memorable concert as direct support for another of his idols, Alan Jackson. The National Finals Rodeo returned to Las Vegas and Chancey Williams headlined the main showroom at South Point, “ground zero” at the most important rodeo event in the world. The WME Artist has recently inked a new development deal with radio programming legend John Marks, who also led Sirius/XM “The Highway,” and then the Nashville office at Spotify.