Monte Vista—Emerging as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound, Old Dominion will be the featured act at this year’s Ski Hi Stampede on Thursday, July 27.
Proving that they are not your average country bank, Old Dominion lends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band released their first full-length album, “Meat and Candy,” which Entertainment Weekly called a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.”
Opening for Old Dominion will be the up and coming trio Runaway June.
With its debut single “Lipstick,” Runaway June became the first all-female trio to earn a Top 40 hit on the Mediabase Country chart in a decade.
There’s a sound that hasn’t been heard on country radio in quite some time—the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, ringing strings and stories that speak the language of modern women everywhere. It’s a sound that was the backbone of a little group known as The Dixie Chicks, and now it’s making a comeback through a vocal trio called Runaway June.
Rootsy, brightly colored and mixing bluegrass tradition with dusty desert cool, Runaway June is comprised of three very different women who fuse their own influences to create a style country fans have been craving.
Old Dominion released their PLATINUM two-week No.1“Break Up With Him” and RIAA certified GOLD hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which made the Top 10. They spent last summer on Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour and headlined their own Meat and Candy Tour last fall.
This spring, Old Dominion will join Miranda Lambert on her Highway Vagabond Tour. The ACM and ACCA Breakthrough Duo/Group of the Year are also nominated for two CMA Awards: Best New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year and Favorite Duo or Group—Country for the 2016 American Music Awards.
Runaway June has been inspired by the likes of Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow and Garth Brooks. Singer/guitarist Jennifer Wayne, a California native, happens to be the granddaughter of Hollywood legend John Wayne.
Stampede concert tickets will go on sale soon at the rodeo office in Monte Vista, at Colorado Sports in Alamosa and online at: www.skihistampede.com
Top: Old Dominon
Bottom: Runaway June