102.7 The Coyote presents Coyote CountryFest with Big & Rich, Rodney Adkins, Mo Pitney, Striking Matches and Clare Dunn at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Aug. 29 (Pictured: Big & Rich).
Big Kenny and John Rich launched onto the country music scene with the release of their first album “Horse of a Different Color.” As their country pop music style became widely popular, the duo produced four straight Top 40 country hits including “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” In 2005, in collaboration with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson and Martina McBride, Big & Rich produced hit sensation “Comin’ to Your City.” They received their first Billboard #1 single with “Lost in This Moment.”
Rodney Adkins captivated the hearts of country music aficionados and won the 2006 Top New Male Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music. According to Billboard magazine his songs “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)” and “Watching You” were ranked as the top country singles of 2006 and 2007. Since then, Adkins has produced six #1 songs including “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “Take a Back Road,” “These Are My People” and “It’s America.”
Rising country music star Morgan Daniel “Mo” Pitney hit the scene with his single “Country.” The song entered the Top 40 for Billboard Country Airplay and lasted 19 weeks on the chart.
Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis make up the duo Striking Matches. They released their debut album “Nothing but the Silence,” produced by T Bone Burnett in March 2015. The album reached #25 on Billboard magazine’s Top Country Albums chart. Their songs “When the Right One Comes Along” and “Hanging On A Lie” were featured on ABC’s television show “Nashville.”
Sirius XM’s “The Highway” debuted Clare Dunn’s “Cowboy Side of You,” a song that would go on to hit #16 on Sirius XM’s Hot 45 Countdown and launching her career. Dunn has since signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville and has opened for country stars such as Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Colt Ford.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are available from $20, plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.