By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Country music superstars Brooks and Dunn and Jason Aldean will be just two of the headliners at this year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days night show.
Tickets for the Frontier Nights concerts will go on sale March 16.
The concert lineup, which was announced Thursday by CFD officials, will be:
July 22: Jason Aldean with Gabby Barrett
July 23: Dierks Bentley with Chancey Williams
July 24: Parker McCollum with Ian Munsick & Brett Kissel
July 27: Kid Rock with Night Ranger
July 28: Koe Wetzel, Jelly Roll and Nelly
July 29: Sam Hunt with Russell Dickerson
July 30: Brooks & Dunn with Elvie Shane
Barrett, the opener for Aldean, finished third place on the 16th season of “American Idol.” She has released one album, “Goldmine,” and has had a major crossover hit with her song “I Hope,” which was the most streamed-country song of 2020 and considered one of the best songs of the year by The Associated Press and Billboard.
Aldean has been one of the biggest artists in country music since his debut in 2007. He has been awarded the Academy of Country Music’s biggest awards and named Entertainer of the Year three times. Several of his albums have sold more than 1 million copies. Some of his biggest hits include “Dirt Road Anthem,” “You Make It Easy,” and “Night Train.” This will be Aldean’s fifth time performing at CFD.
Williams is a Moorcroft native and only one of two men to have performed both in the CFD rodeo and on the main stage at the CFD concert, the other being the late Chris LeDoux. He has released five albums, the most recent of which being 2020’s “3rd Street.”
Bentley has been a staple in country music for almost 20 years, gaining notice with his self-titled debut album in 2003. Some of his biggest hits include “Come a Little Closer,” “Drunk on a Plane” and “What Was I Thinkin’.” This will be his fourth time performing at CFD.
Kissel has gained a following in his home country of Canada, but is now breaking through in the United States with songs like “Airwaves.” He has previously opened for artists such as Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley.
Like Williams, Munsick is also a Wyoming native playing on the main CFD stage. His album “Coyote Cry” was his major label debut, with the single “Long Haul” getting a good amount of attention.
McCollum has been declared an artist to watch by the “Rolling Stone” staff and made his debut performing at the Grand Ole Opry last year. Some of his most popular songs include “Pretty Heart” and “To Be Loved By You.”
Night Ranger has performed on more than 4,000 stages and have sold more than 17 million albums over their decades-long career. They have recorded some of the biggest hits of the 1980s, which are still played today, including “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me Your Love Me” and “Four in the Morning.”
Kid Rock has been performing and entertaining crowds since the late 1990s, both as a singer and an actor. He has sold more than 26 million albums over his career, and released hits such as “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy,” “Picture” and “All Summer Long.” This will be his third time performing at CFD.
Jelly Roll is a rapper/vocalist/songwriter who is particularly popular on social media. He has worked with rappers such as Juicy J and DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia, as well as Lil Wyte and Haystak. His music mixes genres, like Southern rock, R&B and country music.
Nelly is one of the biggest-selling artists of the 2000s, and although he is a rapper, he is no stranger to country music. The rapper has worked with Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line throughout his career to much commercial success. Some of his biggest hits include “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Herre” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather.”
Koe Wetzel is known for fusing outlaw country and rock music, and has released four albums during his career. He has accumulated more than 100 million views and streams across various platforms.
Dickerson is a singer-songwriter who has been making waves in the country music scene since 2017. He has received several award nominations, and has released singles such as “Never Gets Old” and “Love You Like I Used To.”
Hunt is a multi-platinum selling artist who has coupled this with significant critical acclaim. His album, “Southside,” was named one of the best albums of 2020 by publications such as “The New York Times” and “Us Weekly.” His biggest hits include “Body Like a Back Road,” “Kinfolks” and “Hard to Forget.”
Shane also has “American Idol” roots, but was eliminated early on in the contest. Since he was signed in 20020, he has gained one major hit, “My Boy,” and released an album last fall. His influences are Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam.
Brooks and Dunn are legends in country music, and have been for years. They got their start in 1990 and have churned out hits for more than 15 years before the duo retired in 2010. However, they reunited five years later and have been playing music ever since. They have won several Grammy awards and even helped re-popularize line dancing in the 1990s with their massive hit, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” Some of their other biggest songs include “My Maria,” “Ain’t Nothing ’bout You” and “Hard Workin’ Man.” This will be their fifth time performing at CFD.
Concert ticket prices range from $54 to $105, with rooftop seats starting at $175.
Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $43, rooftop starts at $80. Professional bull riding tickets range from $25 to $105 with special elite seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.
A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1.