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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Ninth Round Performance Announcement
FORMER SADDLE BRONC RIDER AND COUNTRY SINGER-SONGWRITER CHANCEY WILLIAMS TO PERFORM THE 9TH ROUND OPENING CEREMONY AT THE WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO IN LAS VEGAS
Following Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards
Nashville, TN - The newly crowned 2017 Rocky Mountain CMA Entertainer of the Year, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band, announced today their Las Vegas return to perform the 9th round opening ceremony at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Friday, December 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The former saddle bronc rider turned singer-songwriter will be performing a song off his latest album, Rodeo Cold Beer, which debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Album chart and was most recently awarded Album of the Year at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards on October 13.
Earning the #1 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Mountain chart, the ten song collection features tracks about love, endurance, brotherhood and soul searching, among other topics, includes the single “Down With That,” which won 2016 Rocky Mountain CMA Song of the Year. Also among Rodeo Cold Beer’s tracks is “Silhouette,” a seductive and sultry song, penned by Josh Thompson (“Any Old Barstool”), Josh Dorr and Andrew Paul Petroff.
Fans can purchase Rodeo Cold Beer here.
Other performance times in Vegas during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo are as follows:
Thursday, December 7: Smith Rodeo Party
Saturday, December 9: Gilley's Las Vegas
Sunday, December 10: Gilley's Las Vegas
Monday, December 11: Gilley's Las Vegas
Friday, December 15: Wrangler National Finals Rodeo - Ninth Round Performance - Thomas & Mack Center
The Wyoming native, who also performed at the opening ceremony of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2016, was recently chosen as one of five artists from around country the who identify with a specific region (LA, Detroit, Charleston Memphis and Wyoming) to represent his home state of Wyoming for the USA Through Music campaign that will air as a short film on BBC World News.
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About Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band:
Saddle bronc rider turned country singer-songwriter, Chancey Williams has gone from competing on horseback to performing on center stage at major rodeos. The only artist besides Chris LeDoux to both ride and entertain at the world’s “Daddy of ‘Em All” rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Williams is the authentic next cowboy of country music. Growing up on a ranch in the Cowboy State (Wyoming), Williams learned the cowboy-way-of-life from his father, and like his dad, Williams found himself a successful bronc rider, winning the National High School Rodeo Finals, the College National Finals and a couple rounds at Cheyenne Frontier Days. In 2013 Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band released their first album, Echo, which graced the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. In July 2015, the group released the single for “Down With That," which earned the 2016 Rocky Mountain CMA Song of the Year award. The “Down With That” music video amassed over 180k views on YouTube. Williams and the Younger Brothers Band have opened for their heroes (Chris LeDoux, Merle Haggard, Alabama, Dwight Yoakam), as well as several current mainstream country acts (Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church). The band released their sophomore album, Rodeo Cold Beer, on May 19.