Next Wave of 2017 BVJ Artists Revealed
We’re drawing closer to the 25th anniversary of Big Valley Jamboree, and with a new round of artists added to the roster it’s shaping up to be a celebration worthy of our big 25. With this amazing group of performers and the best fans in the world, this August long weekend in Camrose, Alberta is guaranteed to be one of our most unforgettable celebrations yet.
Headlining our Thursday night Kickoff Party will be a pair of the hardest-partying BVJ veterans to ever strut across our stage, Big & Rich. These country rockers both came from successful careers in country music when they first got together in 1998, but together their upbeat intensity is at its peak, as shown on their latest album Gravity.
In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. For four decades, her sultry voice and vivacious stage presence has helped to make her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the country music genre. Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, and she’ll be sharing it all with us on Saturday evening.
Known for his role on the hit musical drama series Nashville, Sam Palladio is taking his musical skill from the small screen to the big stage on Saturday at Big Valley Jamboree. WIth singles like “It Ain’t Yours to Throw Away” and his duets with Clare Bowen including “Wake Up When It’s Over” and “I Will Never Let You Know” he’s proving that his talent can extend to any stage.
Joining Little Big Town and Willie Nelson on Friday evening is one of country’s newest stars, Jess Moskaluke. In just the last few years her pop-infused country stylings have risen her from her hometown in Saskatchewan to award show stages and TV screens. Her debut album, Light Up the Night, proved that her story in country music is just getting started.
True Albertan and BVJ veteran Adam Gregory will be coming back to our stage to remind us what real country is all about on Sunday afternoon, and he’ll be joined by Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Gord Bamford, and The Washboard Union. His down-to-earth style and genuine country personality we’ve seen on his latest album, Different Places, will help to make BVJ an authentically Albertan experience.
For Canadian country music darling Madeline Merlo, 2017 is shaping up to be a big year, including a BVJ performance on Friday afternoon. Driving-playlist essential, her new single “Whatcha Wanna Do About It” is the fourth release from her debut album, set to launch spring 2016. It’s a toe-tapping follow-up to last summer’s catchy “Honey Jack,” which received widespread airplay and attracted both country-and pop-music lovers alike.
The Wine Soaked Preachers are another Albertan act joining us for the 25th Big Valley Jamboree, and they’ll be bringing their collection of roots country with them to keep us in touch with the basics of boot-stomping honky-tonk. They’ll also be joining us Sunday afternoon to play the best from their latest album, Same Old Town.
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