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!
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!