Garfield County Fair features Clay Walker, PRCA, PBR
Ryan Summerlin April 15, 2014
Multi-platinum selling music superstar Clay Walker will headline the Garfield County Fair concert Friday, Aug. 8.
Clay Walker has sold more than 11 million albums, and has had 11 No. 1 hit singles, four RIAA Platinum- and two Gold-certified albums under his belt. His most recent studio album, “She Won’t Be Lonely Long,” received critical praise.
In addition to Walker, this year’s fair will feature two Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) riders and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). The events are all slated for Aug. 4-10 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.
Walker, who recently returned to the studio to work on new music set for release later this year, will entertain concertgoers with some new music, as well as crowd favorites from the last 20 years, like “What’s It To You,” “This Woman and This Man,” “If I Could Make A Living,” and “Rumor Has It.”
“We are excited to feature Clay for our fair this year,” said Garfield County Fair & Events Coordinator Doreen Herriott. “He is a talented star and one of the more well-known singers that we have attracted to the fair. His music is well-liked by a wide range of audiences from young fans to older ones, and that should make this concert a sell out.”
Clay’s opening act, the Redhead Express, may be less known, but is rich in talent as well. The four young and vibrant sisters in this act grew up in Alaska and now make Nashville home. Talented singers and musicians, all four come together on stage, wowing crowds with brilliant traditional country and bluegrass tunes from fiddles, guitars, a banjo and even a cello.
Rodeo fans will receive top level performances by PRCA and PBR riders.
“Some of the top names in rodeo and stock will perform this year right here in Garfield County,” said Garfield County Fair Board Vice President Cody Smith. “With professional cowboys, bull riders and sanctioned events, our fair is competitive with fairs in much larger counties, and we are excited to make this happen as a board.
In its 76th year, the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo also includes 4-H and FFA livestock shows and Junior Livestock Sale, open class displays, as well as a family rodeo, a demolition derby, a car show, mutton bustin’ and talented backstage musicians.
Details and a full schedule are online at garfieldcountyfair.com.