This is the time of the year when the summer concerts are announced, but that all came to a halt with the pandemic. However, one venue has elected to let music fans know what should be in store this summer. The Carson Valley Inn has booked LOCASH for July 10, Clay Walker for July 25 and Lee Brice on Aug. 1.
Tanya Tucker was scheduled to open the seventh annual concert series on June 6. A new date will be announced soon. Tucker, who won two Grammy Awards this year, is slated to appear with special guest Aubrie Sellers.
Here is the the Carson Valley Inn summertime concert schedule: The Charlie Daniels Band performs Friday, June 26, LOCASH on Friday, July 10, Clay Walker on Friday, July 24, Lee Brice on Saturday, Aug. 1, and Trace Adkins Wednesday, Aug. 19.
In its blog, CVI wrote: “We’ve been sitting on a few concert announcements waiting for the time to be right but that’s how people miss out on life — waiting for the time to be right. So, we’re making a bold move today and unveiling two more TJ’s Corral concerts for July with the optimistic view and positive belief that “this too shall pass” and we’ll all be able to party again soon.”
The Charlie Daniels Band is slated to play June 26. It will be the CDB’s second show at CVI, having played the venue its opening year. “Judge Trace” Adkins, a Nashville icon who recently became a television actor who “adjudicates quarrels for folks,” plays Aug. 19.
Ernest Clayton “Clay” Walker Jr. also lives in Music City. He debuted at CVI in 2016.
He came on the scene in 1993 with the single “What’s It To You,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country singles chart. In 1994, his song “Live Until I Die” also topped the charts. He has sold more than 11 million albums, including four platinum and two gold, with 11 No. 1 hit singles.
In 1996 Walker was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but he did not let that define him and continued to tour and record. He later founded the Band Against MS foundation after realizing the impact of disease and his desire to help those who face it. Since its formation in 2003, Walker has helped Band Against MS raise upwards of $5,000,000.
Playing TJ’s Corral for the first time, LOCASH is the duo of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust. The talented songwriters have penned hits for Keith Urban (“You Gonna Fly,” which hit No. 1) and Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah”).
The band started as the LoCash Cowboys, but evolved to the all (cowboy) caps LOCASH.
The boys don’t mind a bit of self-deprecation. They wore torn pants in a recent publicity shot for their latest single, “One Big Country Song.” A lead verse goes, “Everybody’s got holes in their blue jeans. You can buy them that way or not.”