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.
About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans Arena press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.