Montgomery Gentry, described as a pair of “hard-running honky-tonkers,” will be the headline act for this year’s Walla Walla Frontier Days concert.
The duo will be joined by the opening act, LOCASH, as the fair celebrates its sesquicentennial from Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Concert tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. April 11 both online and at the fairgrounds box office.
The concert lineup was announced Saturday night during the Walla Walla Frontier Days 150th Anniversary Showcase dinner at the fairgrounds. Organizers also announced the acts for the Pepsi Stage concerts on Sept. 2-3 as well as other special events.
Montgomery Gentry consists of Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, who broke out in 1999 with Hillbilly Shoes and have gone on to record 14 top-10 singles, including five No. 1 hits. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010 and have continued recording with Blaster Records, recently releasing a new album, Folks Like Us while continuing to tour.
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LOCASH is the duo of Preston Brush and Chris Lucas, who broke into the national scene as The LoCash Cowboys and are now simply known as LOCASH.
As the LoCash Cowboys, the duo enjoyed hits with songs such as Keep In Mind and The Best Seat In The House, and have written such hits as You Gonna Fly for Keith Urban and Truck Yeah for Tim McGraw.
According to their website, the singers have recently signed with Reviver Records, a new Nashville, Tenn. label, and are also staying on the road with a full slate of concerts throughout the county.
On the fairgrounds Pepsi Stage, the country-western band Old Dominion will perform on Sept. 2 followed by the veteran rock and roll band Foghat on Sept. 3.
According to its website, Old Dominion was “tipped by Billboard, Rolling Stone and Huffington Post as a 2015 band to watch.” The band’s debut album, Meat and Candy was recorded by RCA Nashville and the group has since had a Top 10 hit, Break Up With Him.
Foghat has been touring and recording since 1971 when original members Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown.
Foghat has racked up eight gold records, one platinum and one double-platinum record.
The group is ready to release a new album, “Under the Influence,” this year as it continues to tour.