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Kid Rock and a selection of country artists will be on the grandstand stage at this year’s North Dakota State Fair July 22-30.
The $110 Country Showpass will include Cody Johnson, Elvie Shane, Will Banister, Old Dominion and Sam Hunt, as well as the Demolition Derby and MHA Indian Horse Relay. Individual ticket shows include Kid Rock, with special guest Night Ranger, and Koe Wetzel and Nelly. Tickets go on sale March 24 at 8 a.m. at https://ndstatefair.com/.
Kid Rock burst onto the music scene in 1998 with his “Devil Without a Cause” album, according to its website. He continues to fill stadiums and leave his mark on a multitude of musical genres. He takes the stage on Friday July 22 with Night Ranger. Tickets are $65.
Hard-hitting rock legends, the Night Ranger musicians are set to release their 12th studio album, according to their website. The group gained wide recognition while leaving an indelible mark on the music industry with a long list of best-selling albums. His music has become a part of popular culture, featured in video games, commercials, movies, and even a Broadway musical.
Cody Johnson’s latest album, “Human,” follows his first release on a major label, “There is nothing to do”, which skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and All-Genre Digital Sales charts, according to its website.
With his band, CoJo Nation, he regularly sells out shows across the country and has earned numerous Country Music Award nominations, a Top 10 platinum record (“On the way to you” and two tracks certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (“Nothing About You” and “With you I am”).
He was recently inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Johnson performs at the State Fair on Saturday, July 23.
Elvie Shane is the man behind heartwarming country hit, “My boy.” It is among the songs of his first album, “Recidivist.” He has been nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards which will be announced next Monday.
Shane performs on Sunday July 24.
The lyrics as well as the fiddle and steel in Will Banister’s music are reminiscent of 1990s country radio while still being fresh with today’s sound, according to his website.
His last album “Everything Burns” was announced as album of the month in the British publication Country Music People Magazine. His last single “Isn’t That the Truth” reached #38 on the Texas Country Music Chart. Clint Eastwood’s movie “Macho Scream” hit theaters last fall, featuring Banister performing the opening song, “Find a new home.” He is performing at the fair on Wednesday, July 27.
In the years since their official arrival on the scene with “Meat and Sweets” their platinum-certified debut album in 2015, the five musicians who make up Old Dominion had racked up countless awards and accolades, including the Country Music Association and ACM Group of the Year. With their wild gigs and songwriting prowess, they quickly established themselves as one of country music’s most beloved bands. They are performing on Thursday, July 28.
Koe Wetzel will bring his hard rock to the stage on Friday July 29, sharing the stage with Nelly. Tickets are $50.
A pioneer between grunge, country and americana, Wetzel made his own success, until his surprise release of the 2020 anthem “Kuntry & Western”, which exploded from the start and earned him a reputation as one of the most dynamic and engaging artists in Texas. Shortly after, Wetzel signed a deal with Columbia Records, according to his biography.
Rapper Nelly embarked on his music career in 1993 and began his solo career in 2000 with his debut album, “Country Grammar” which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, his biography states. Nelly has won numerous musical accolades and awards throughout her career, as well as starring in the remake film “The longest yard.”
The album’s first single, “Leave the night lit”, made Sam Hunt the first country artist in 22 years to simultaneously reach the top of three country charts.
Hunt has received recognition from within and outside the country music community for her blending of genres, incorporating the use of R&B and pop into her songwriting and production. It will close the fair on Saturday July 30.