I'd be remiss if I didn't take the opportunity to say how thankful I am for opportunities like this that come up in this journey. I stepped off the plane last week in Portland, OR preparing for the Willamette Country Music Festival with artists like Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton only to find a text message from one of the biggest promoters in the Pacific Northwest on my phone. It read... "You're IN for Kenny Rogers." Period. That's it. No, not quite eloquent, but damn fine in spirit and "cut to the point"-ness.
Can you say JaneDear Girls, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Chance McKinney n' CrossWire, Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson, The Harters, Amy Clawson, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton all in the same sentence? Of course you can, if you can "read" it you can probably "say" it... stupid question on my part.
Welcome to the Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, OR on August 19th - 21st. Thirteen of Country Music's hottest acts take the stage for the Premier Country Music Festival in the Pacific Northwest. VIP tickets sold out over two months ago. General Admission has exceded the original capacity. Hotel rooms are gone. Parking is spoken for. Campgrounds are max'd out. And now, it's game time!
If you think touring with Mark Chestnutt through Montana... and Dierks Bentley through Oregon and Washington was fun... wait until you get a load of this! (Although, I will say that the DB shows we're particularly off-the-hook... but I digress.)
I would just like to thank all of you who've made this possible. Since the CMT Award in December of 2009, I've had the opportunity to share the stage with...
Dwight Yoakam Jamie O'Neal Grand Funk RailRoad Blake Shelton Pat Green Luke Bryan Creedence Clearwater .38 Special Lynyrd Skynyrd John Rich Sebastian Bach Mark Chestnutt Dierks Bentley Edens Edge Sunny Sweeney David Nail Gloriana Jane Dear Girls Diamond Rio Steve Azar Phil Vassar and Mr. Alan Jackson.
It's been a special treat for me and the boys in the band. Thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for some additional news coming down the pipe after we complete the shows this month!
Let's just start with the schedule over the next couple weeks and who we're playin' with... then we'll get those ticket links out for those of you who feel the need to come catch us if we're close enough.
Saturday, August 6th - Opening for Mark Chestnutt in Anaconda, MT Tuesday, August 9th - Benefit Concert for Montana Education in Missoula, MT Wednesday, August 10th - Opening for Dierks Bentley in Bend, OR Friday, August 12th - Opening for Dierks Bentley in Manson, WA Saturday, August 13th - Headlining at the Mt. Si Festival in North Bend, WA Sunday, August 14th - Chance McKinney n' CrossWire, Eden's Edge, Sunny Sweeney, David Nail and Gloriana at The Festival of the River in Arlington, WA Saturday, August 20th - Chance McKinney n' CrossWire, Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar and Alan Jackson at The Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, OR
That's a whole lotta muscle for CMT Music City Madness Winner Chance McKinney n' CrossWire to be tourin' around the Pacific Northwest with. Good luck fellas and do us proud!
For event details and ticketing information go to:
P.S. We're givin' away FREE tickets to the Dierks Bentley show on August 12th in Chelan, WA as well as the August 19-21 Willamette Country Music Festival (Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, etc) on our Facebook Fan Page... get over there quick!
In gearing up for the Willamette Country Music Festival on August 20th in Brownsville, OR the boys of Chance McKinney n' CrossWire are making the "pre" rounds through Portland and Roseburg this week. Willamette Country Music Festival features JaneDear Girls, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Chance McKinney n' CrossWire, Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson, The Harters, Amy Clawson, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton.
This week though, CMCW will touch base with The Ponderosa in Portland. The Ponderosa is home to a plethora of National Touring acts including Brooks n' Dunn, Brad Paisley, James Otto and Garth Brooks to name a few. Chance McKinney and the CrossWire fellas will bring their own version of country to The Ponderosa on Friday night beginning at 9pm.
On Saturday, July 16th, Oregon's largest OUTDOOR PARTY to date will take place at The ZOO in Roseburg, OR. Gates open at 6pm with support act Aces Wild taking the stage at 7pm. Chance McKinney n' CrossWire will follow and take the party into the heart of the night. Tickets are available at The Zoo, Idle Hour, Pro Car Stereo and The Scoredboard Tavern. $10 in advance and $15 night of show.
Get ready for a week of CMCW Oregon!
Chance and the boys of CrossWire are at it again. Coming off a week in Washington with Dwight Yoakam, they'll head down to Utah for 2 shows and then finish off Father's Day Weekend with a show back in Washington. "Yes, it's busy, but it's that time of year when we get to get OUT and see folks all over the West. We're not bundled up inside doin' shows only on weekends in 21 and older joints. To be honest, it's my favorite time of year and favorite types of shows," says Chance.
This Friday, the CMCW boys will hit the Uintah Valley playing Tabiona, UT at the Tabby Valley Centenial Park. Opening act, Blue Saige, will take the stage at 6:30pm with Chance McKinney n' CrossWire to follow. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Saturday night, the fellas will head down the road a stretch to South Jordan Utah to play CountryFest at the South Jordan City Park in South Jordan, UT. Chance n' CrossWire will headline Saturday night at 8:30pm right up until the fireworks begin at 10pm. Local group, Vocalocity will open the show and get the crowd fired up for the CMCW boys.
Sunday mornin' they fly to Marysville, WA for the Strawberry Festival. Callie Cash will open the show and Chance will close it out from 2pm to 4pm on what we hope is a beautiful northwest day!
A "busy" week to say the least, but it's what they do... it's what they love.
Shows on the Horizon:
June 17th, Tabiona, UT
June 18th, South Jordan, UT
June 19th, Marysville, WA
June 24th, Shelton, WA (with Charlie Pride)
June 25th, Shelton, WA (with Charlie Pride)
July 15th, Portland, OR
July 16th, Roseburg, OR
July 21st, Kent, WA
July 22nd, Tulalip, WA
July 23rd, Seattle, WA
August 6th, Anaconda, MT (with Mark Chestnutt)
August 9th, Missoula, MT
August 10th, Bend, OR (with Dierks Bentley)
August 12th, Chelan, WA (with Dierks Bentley)
August 13th, North Bend, WA
August 14th, Arlington, WA (with Eden's Edge, Sunny Sweeney, David Nail & Gloriana)
August 20th, Brownsville, OR (with Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar & Alan Jackson)