Round-Up & Happy Canyon Concert
Ore. – Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the Round-Up & Happy Canyon Concert
on Sept. 7 at the Happy Canyon Arena. The headliner for the event is
award-winning country music performer Chris Young. The opening act will be the
Texas alternative-country band Micky and The Motorcars.
very excited to put together such a great night of entertainment for our
concert this year," Happy Canyon Director Michael Corey said. "Chris
Young has had a host of number-one songs and Micky and The Motorcars is the one
of the biggest draws on the Texas music circuit. Combined, they will make a great kick-off for
Director Tygh Campbell is also excited – especially about the opening act.
excited to bring more Red Dirt music to Pendleton," he said. "We know
Micky and The Motorcars has a large fan base in the Pacific Northwest."
been nominated for the both the male vocalist and single record of the year
categories at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. He won as
breakthrough artist of the year at the American Country Awards and was a new
artist of the year nominee for the Country Music Association awards in 2011.
Also that year he was nominated for a Grammy for his smash hit, "Gettin'
studio album, "Neon," produced a gold record with its first single
release, "Tomorrow." As a matter of fact, the last four singles Young
has released have all hit number-one on the charts. "Neon" sold
almost 73,000 copies in its first week.
career began as a boy in Murfreesboro, Tenn., when he first began to sing on
to sing," he said. "I was the kid in high school who lived and
breathed music every moment of every day."
out of college, where he was a music major, to hit the road full time and has
never looked back.
without a shadow of a doubt that music is what drives me and it was what I had
to do," he said.
He's come a
long way since the crowded honkytonks of his early years. With three albums
under his belt, he's proud to be in the record books as the first artist in 25
years who has had a song hit the country charts twice. "Voices" was
first released in 2008 and hit the made
it into the Top 40. When he re-released it about a year later, it soared to
number one. The last time that happened was with "On the Other Hand"
by Randy Travis – one of Young's musical heroes.
Micky and The Motorcars is a five-piece band that has packed crowds in on the lucrative
concert circuit in Texas. Micky is none other than Micky Braun, the younger
brother of Willy and Cody Braun of the Austin-based Texas band Reckless Kelly.
The band was
formed in Stanley, Idaho and then moved to Austin, Tex. Micky and the Motorcars
has released four mainstream albums, the latest is "Naive." Braun
collaborated on many of the songs on that album with musicians like his brother,
Willy Braun, Randy Rogers, Kevin Welch and bassist Robert Kern.
- Chris Young "Neon" Video
- Chris Young "Gettin' You Home" Video
- Micky and the Motorcars "Careless" Video
Concert tickets are on sale beginning at 8:30
a.m. (PDT) on Tuesday at the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon office on
Southwest Court Avenue or by telephone at 800-457-6336. Online ticket sales
start at 6:30 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday online at PendletonRoundUp.ticketforce.com.