Big & Rich to headline Round-Up &
Happy Canyon Concert
Ore. – The award-winning country duo Big & Rich will be the main act of the
Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon concert on Sept. 6. Named new country
duo of 2004 by Billboard magazine,
Big Kenny and John Rich have been packing houses and producing hits for the
decade that followed. Tickets will go on sale March 27.
& Rich continues our tradition of bringing excellent artists to perform in
Pendleton," Round-Up President Tim Hawkins said. "The energy they bring to the stage will
be a great way to kick-off Round-Up Week, 2014. Tickets are sure to go fast for
this duo, and all the other events that come the second full week of
President Jason Hill agrees.
group has worked hard to try and bring some top flight talent in for this show,
and this year is no exception," Hill said. "I’m excited for
this concert and I know Round-Up and Happy Canyon directors hope fans across
the region feel the same way."
and John Rich have made their marks in country music as singers and
songwriters. Perhaps best known for their hit "Save a Horse (Ride a
Cowboy)," the duo has influenced country music not just with their own
hits, but with those recorded by other artists.
studio album, "Horse of a Different Color," produced four straight
Top 40 country hits, plus collaborative efforts with stars including Martina
McBride. Prior to that John Rich was a founding member of Lonestar. In
addition, both Big Kenny and Rich have had solo careers. In 2005, with the release of "Comin' to
Your City," Big & Rich added three more Top 40 hits to their credit,
including the top-20 single "8th of November," which was inspired by
the Vietnam War.
album, "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace," brought the release
of the duo's first number-one single, "Lost in This Moment." After it
was released in 2007, the two took a hiatus from performing as a two-man act
and released solo albums in 2009. During that time they each produced Top 40
Rich reunited in 2011, releasing the single "Fake ID" from the
soundtrack of the movie "Footloose." They followed with "Hillbilly
Jedi," their fourth album, released in 2012, and watched "That's Why
I Pray" climb into the Top 20. Their fifth album, "Gravity,"
will be released this year. Its lead single, "Look at You," was
released in January.
Concert tickets are on sale beginning at 8:30
a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, March 27th 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.