NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Three more country music artists have been added to the lineup for the NEBRASKAland Days Viaero Wireless Summer Jam concert series.
NEBRASKAland Days officials made the announcement on Friday morning.
Morgan Wade and Randall King will open for Cody Johnson’s show on Friday, June 23, and Lainey Wilson will open for headliner Jason Aldean on Saturday, June 24.
“We are incredibly proud of this lineup,” said NEBRASKAland DAYS Executive Director David Fudge. “This is one of the most comprehensive artist lists we have ever been able to produce. We are really excited for 2023.”
Wilson made a historic debut in the CMA Awards final ballot with six nominations as a first-time nominee. She is the fourth artist in the history of the CMA Awards to achieve this milestone. (Glen Campbell, 1968; Brad Paisley, 2000; and Kacey Musgraves, 2013) Her six nominations include Album, Female Vocalist, Music Video, Music Event, New Artist and Song of the Year. Already named ACM New Female of the Year 2022 in the spring, Lainey Wilson has won industry acclaim, having been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, winning MusicRow Magazine’s Discovery Artist of the Year award and Being crowned Billboard’s “Best New Country Artist of 2021,” the Louisiana native is one of Nashville’s hottest and hottest new artists.
Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM-certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a trailer to pursue her dreams, she conquered legions of fans with its Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional country with a modern-retro twist. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists such as Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary and more), Lainey is a fresh and fierce voice in Nashville, delivering one of the “Top Country Albums of 2021” (Rolling Stone, Taste of Country and American Songwriter) with his first label, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.
Morgan Wade is one of the most sought-after touring artists for 2023, having already joined Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Brooks & Dunn and many more on the road throughout 2022.
Wade didn’t write for sensation, for rave reviews or massive concert tours. She wrote to speak her truth, to save her own life – and perhaps throw a rope to others struggling with the weight of a world that moves too fast, loves where you fall too hard and nights that , good or bad, seem to last forever .
A girl from Blue Ridge Mountain ready to speak her whole truth as an artist without flinching – and as a performer who gives it her all on stage – Wade has a voice. shining under the light”, while the New York Times declares “that she sounds like she was singing from the depths of history”. The Old Soul Writer understands chaos, constraint, and letting go in a way most people will never know; with her songs, she takes listeners on a roller coaster of euphoria, emptiness and exile with a soft touch and deep truth.
With her shameless debut album Reckless, she landed on various Top Albums and Songs of 2021 charts from TIME, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Stereogum, The FADER, Tennessean, Boston Globe, and more.
Graves included – Randall King is kind of a study in contrast, and his album is too. He often sounds like he just stepped out of a time machine, full of upbeat bluster and casting the pensive gaze of the Western poet. But he also has a decidedly modern side, determined to prove that the timeless tradition can coexist with the mainstream of country pop. And it all comes together on Shot Glass.
Four years after releasing his self-titled indie album, the West Texas native has now moved to Music City, marking the start of a new chapter. It follows a pair of visionaries. EPs with a high-end concept album — and in the process, buying all the classic country another round.
“I’m this rowdy honky-tonk artist,” King says with conviction. “But I have music and roots that go deeper than just beer tunes. There’s a lot of depth.
Inspired by everyone from George Strait and Keith Whitley to Dierks Bentley and Eric Church, King grew up on the endless plains and endless highways of a legendary place in American history – but his famous ways have never never been a mere fantasy for him. Tough days, crazy nights, and heartaches were all part of a daily cycle, and his music continues to capture that mystique.
Tickets are on sale now at www.nebaskalanddays.com.
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