Hey, this isn’t just about horses and bulls. The Reno Rodeo includes a concert with country acts Jerrod Niemann, Lauren Alaina and Montgomery Gentry in the Outdoor Arena on Wednesday, June 13.
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry performed together 35 years. The duo started Montgomery Gentry in 1999, and had recently recorded an album when Gentry died in a September helicopter crash. The album, “Here’s to You,” was released in February.
With support from Gentry’s widow, the surviving band members will continue to tour. Montgomery Gentry has corralled a number of No. 1 hits: “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll with Me.”
In 2000, they won Top New Vocal Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music, Favorite New Country Artist at the American Music Awards and Vocal Duo of the Year by the Country Music Association. They’ve been nominated for Duo of the Year by the ACM and CMA every year since, and were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.
This year’s ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina made her debut onto the music scene and into people’s hearts when she competed on Season 10 of “American Idol.” She followed up her No. 1 debut album, “Wildflower,” with the release of critically acclaimed “Road Less Traveled.”
Jerrod Niemann, the country crooner behind the Platinum-certified No. 1 anthem, “Drink to That All Night,” is known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics. The chart-topping artist will be taking the stage and performing a few of his hits, such as the No. 1 smash “Lover, Lover” and “What Do You Want.”
General Admission tickets for the Reno Rodeo Kickoff Concert are $45 in advance, $55 day of show and include open seating in the grandstands or standing in the arena. Reno Rodeo box seats holders will be given the first right of refusal for their seats. Box Seats are $55 in advance, $65 day of show.
Tickets are available May 2 at ticketswest.com or in person at Lawlor Ticket Office (no fees) located at 1664 N. Virginia St. or day of show at the Reno Rodeo Ticket Office located at 1350 N Wells Ave. For more information, call (775) 329-3877 or visit renorodeo.com.