2017 Central Montana Fair Night Show
Friday, July 28, 2017
Clay Walker, Headliner
Multi-Platinum country music artist and East Texas native, Clay Walker, rocked the country scene in 1993 with his debut album that included the smash hit “What’s It To You.” He continued to make a splash, releasing a string of number one hits including "If I Could Make A Living," "This Woman and This Man" and "Rumor Has It."
In 1996 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but Clay did not let that set him back. He has continued touring and recording steadily since the diagnosis and is well known for his high-energy concerts and performance style. He later founded the Band Against MS foundation after realizing the impact the disease has on others. Since its formation in 2003, Clay has helped Band Against MS raise upwards of $5,000,000 through charity performances, golf tournaments, bike rides, auctions, etc.
Clay has had 4 RIAA Platinum albums, 2 Certified Gold albums, and 11 #1 singles to date. After “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” reached top 5 on the radio, Clay began working on new music with a fresh sound. He recently released his single “Right Now” to The Highway on Sirius XM this past fall, teasing an impending album release. The full album is expected to debut later this year.
For more information visit ClayWalker.com
John Dunnigan, Opening Act
If Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor and John Prine were joined together in some bizarre musical cloning experiment, the outcome would be John Dunnigan. This "offbeat" musician and entertainer took to the backroads of Montana over three decades ago and never left (he's no fool).
Through the years, John has raised a lot of roofs with his spirited, crowd-pleasing music. Today, he performs throughout Montana and the Northwest at bierstubes, corporate events, weddings, schools, fairs and festive brouhahas of every conceivable kind. His original, often hilarious songs make you think, laugh, sing along and raise your glass in a toast to life. In short, he can put a smile on your face.
In his new release, John follows tradition by demonstrating his ability to set his personal life to music. In the title track, he generously shares the tragic loss of his uncle in WWII. Little Fixer-Upper is a sentimental reflection of a home that needed a bit of work, and The Real Real Estate Song humorously reveals his thoughts on city folk in Montana. Everyone loves a good story. Share some time with John as he shares his life with you.
For more information, visit JohnDunnigan.com