- American Rock Band WARRANT & Rocky Mountain Country Music Entertainer of the Year Chancey Williams to Headline Post-Show Concerts at Inaugural PBR Team Series Championship in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Having become a second home to PBR (Professional Bull Riders) over the past 30 years, the entertainment capital of the world will continue to host the sport as its returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on November 4 – 6 for the much-anticipated PBR Team Series Championship season finale alongside just announced weekend headliners WARRANT and Chancey Williams.
The highly anticipated championship tournament will be the culmination of the inaugural season of the PBR Team Series, an elite new league featuring the world’s top bull riders competing on eight teams in 5-on-5 bull riding games during a 10-event regular season which began in late July at the iconic Cheyenne Frontier Days. The series’ first champion will be crowned at T-Mobile Arena.
The three-day PBR Team Series Championship will begin on Nov. 4 and treat fans to a 10 p.m. post-show performance on the outdoor Toshiba Plaza stage by WARRANT on Friday night. Williams will take the stage following the Saturday evening event.
Quintessential multi-platinum-selling American rock band WARRANT has been headlining festivals, casinos, and fairs all over the country in support of their latest CD, Louder Harder Faster, as well as the 30-year anniversary of their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The fired-up rockers will be performing all the hits fans know and love as well as new tunes/videos like “Louder Harder Faster” and “I Think I Will Just Stay Here & Drink.”
Saddle Bronc athlete turned neo-traditional country music sensation Chancey Williams has gone from competing on horseback to performing on center stage. He is one of only two artists, joining Chris LeDoux, to both compete in the rodeo and perform on the main stage at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Amidst a breakout year, Williams began 2022 by being named iHeartRadio’s 2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year. Williams also won Songwriter of the Year for “The Saint” and Album of the Year for 3rd Street, his most recent record produced with country hitmaker, Trent Willmon.
The action-packed quest for the inaugural Team Championship trophy and more than $750,000 in prize money at the PBR Team Series Championship begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, and 1:45p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Tickets for this weekend-long event range in price from $108 to $3,000.
All PBR Team Series events are carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on Pluto TV.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series:
The PBR Team Series is an elite new league featuring the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season that began in July and culminates in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6. During the 2022 season, each of the eight teams representing teams in Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Ridgedale, MO; and Winston-Salem, NC are hosting a three-day homestand. There were also neutral site games in Cheyenne, WY and Anaheim, CA. To determine team rosters, the league held a rider draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season among any bull riders who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events are staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game features five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters are comprised of seven riders on the core roster and three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders is declared the winner of each game. The event winner is the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie-breaker to determine final event standings. All PBR Team Series events are carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on PlutoTV.
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- 2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards
Chancey Williams crowned the RMCMA’s Entertainer of the Year
Team Chancey had a four-star night at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards this weekend, taking home 2022’s Entertainer of the Year for the second time, among multiple other awards and nominations. Williams was also named Songwriter of the Year for ‘The Saint’ – an old school anthem for vengeance in the old west.
Though he’ll be the first to tell you it’s a group effort – Williams wasn’t the only star to be singled out at the 2022 RMCMA’s. Fierce-fiddler Brooke Latka arrived in sequins and left holding her second consecutive ‘Musician of the Year’ win.
Following the success of 2018’s Album of the year, Rodeo Cold Beer, the band found a similar triumph this year with the follow-up record, 3rd Street. Produced by country music hitmaker, Trent Willmon, the 2022 Album of the Year debuted at no. 5 on the iTunes Country Albums chart.
- Chancey Williams to bring his wild costume party to Deadwood
Chancey Williams: White Trash Bash – Saturday October 30 at Deadwood Mountain Grand
(Deadwood, SD) If you attend school at the University of Wyoming or if you’ve been to Laramie much in recent years, you probably know all about the annual alter-ego party Chancey Williams throws, called “White Trash Bash!” Now the fast-rising country star has decided to bring the event to the regional party headquarters of Deadwood on October 30. Deadwood Mountain Grand announced this afternoon that Chancey Williams: White Trash Bash will go on sale Monday August 30, produced by A Rorey Lemmel Bucker.
“Every time Chancey Williams has been here, it has been a huge party,” commented Deadwood Mountain Grand General Manager Susan Kightlinger, “but this takes it to a whole new level.” The big costume party coincides with the annual Deadweird celebration in the historic Black Hills town.
“It’s no secret we like to party,” said Chancey Williams, “and when we heard we could take our crazy ‘White Trash Bash,’ to Deadwood for Halloween, well, who wouldn’t want to do that?” The popular singer/songwriter, who grew up on a ranch in nearby Moorcroft, WY said fans can expect a fun show, “We want everyone come dressed up in their own version of what a White Trash Bash means to them. Mountain Grand crew will too. I’m going to do my best to get Susan in costume and maybe even Rorey Lemmel.”Tickets to Chancey Williams: White Trash Bash go on sale Monday at Deadwood Mountain Grand and Ticketmaster. Most of the house will be general admission, but a limited number of stage-front VIP tickets with its own dedicated bar will be available. For more information contact the ticket office at Deadwood Mountain Grand.
- Album Review – Chancey Williams – “3rd Street”
If you take your country music traditional, but still want some drive and hooks to get the heart pumping and have a good time to—and especially if like it when your country comes with a Western and cowboy flavor—Chancey Williams is serving up just what you want straight out of Wyoming with his latest record 3rd Street.A true rodeo cowboy who’s competed as a saddle bronc rider for years, Chancey Williams holds the unique distinction of being the only guy since Chris LeDoux to both ride and perform in the biggest rodeo competition of them all—Cheyenne’s Frontier Days. Chancey brings his real-world experiences to both lively songs and sentimental ballads that show off a sincere passion for country and Western while satiating a range of emotions for the audience. Think Aaron Watson, but perhaps a bit more on the narrow path of country music sonically.Chancey Williams is what popular country music should sound like in 2020. It’s appeal is easy and its audience is wide, but it’s substantial enough to not feel like a guilty pleasure. Perhaps 3rd Street crosses a little too much into the commercial side of country with radio ready songs like “Tonight Were Drinkin’” or “Let It Go.” But there’s also just too many good ol’ cowboy songs like “Wyoming Wind,” “Meet Me in Montana,” and the opening song “The World Needs More Cowboys” to discount what Chancey Williams is doing here, which is taking Western themes, and making them accessible to a wide audience.
Pairing with Chancey for this record is producer and songwriter Trent Willmon who is known for writing songs for guys like Cody Johnson, Mo Pitney, and Eric Church, and was also raised on a ranch just like Chancey. They put together a record that went curiously under-the-radar in 2020 just as Chancey Williams signed with the big touring outfit WME, and was planning to make a major career leap this year until COVID put the crimp in those plans. Nonetheless, the effort in this studio album wasn’t lost.Chancey Williams is backed by the Younger Brothers Band, which also includes one sister, and arguably Chancey’s Ace in the Hole when it comes to recording in the studio, or taking the stage. Fiddle player Brooke Latka is an award-winning Western musician who not only duets with Williams on one of the album’s best songs, “Meet Me in Montana,” she also offers some of the best instrumentals of the effort.The lead guitar licks on 3rd Street are on fire, and are one of the record’s best attributes. But they also leap well into the arena rock realm in a couple of spots. It’s the flourishes of steel guitar and Brooke Latka’s fiddle that help ground this album in country and Western roots. Similarly, the writing of “College” featuring Kevin Fowler is a little silly, but coyly sentimental, and “Outlaw” may be a little too “we don’t like your kind around here” for some audiences. But these are balanced out by the more meaningful songs of the record like “Wyoming Wind” and “More Than Most.”Country music is not a bad retirement plan for those aging rodeo stars who are tired of the aches and pains in the morning, but are used to the rigors of having to travel out on the road to earn their daily bread, and are addicted to entertaining people for a living. Chancey Williams isn’t the first, and hopefully won’t be the last. But he’s the one of the top at the moment that’s assembling big crowds and strong streaming numbers, and helping to put the Western back into country.
- Pueblo Chieftain
From the Pueblo Chieftain: https://www.chieftain.com/entertainmentlife/20200924/thatrsquos-life-country-comedy-and-more-on-way-to-pueblo-area
Country artist to perform Saturday
Saddle bronc rider turned singer-songwriter Chancey Williams, will perform at Bumperz Entertainment in Pueblo West at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Williams will be joined by special guest Cody Cozzolino, an up-and-coming Pueblo country artist.
The rising neo-traditional country musicmaker Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will perform songs off Williams’ new album, “3rd Street,” which debuted in the iTunes Country Albums Chart top five back in May. That record features the Rocky Mountain CMA Song of the Year, “Wyoming Wind,” and Rocky Mountain CMA Musician of the Year, fiddle player Brooke Latka.
Williams is slated to join Toby Keith’s upcoming “Country Comes to Town.”
“We are super excited to play these shows,” said Williams. “I have been a fan of Toby’s throughout my career: he’s the definition of a superstar.”
Bumperz Entertainment is located at 395 S. Angus Ave. Tickets are priced at $25. For more information, call 547-2601 or visit bumperzpw.com.
- CHANCEY WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES “250” TOUR
(Laramie, WY) Chancey Williams has announced that he and the band will hit the road this summer after all. Like virtually every artist across the globe, Chancey Williams has spent the past few months at home. Now, with most of America opening up, and people starved for entertainment, the rising country star has found a way to take his show back out on the road while adhering to social distancing guidelines and various restrictions in local markets. “We want to play,” said Williams, “and we believe our friends and fans want to see us back out there. But we also know it has to happen in a responsible way.”
The “way,” according to Williams’ management firm, is an extraordinary cooperation between the Artist, production companies, promoters and local authorities. “We named this the Chancey Williams 250 Tour because most of the markets we are getting ready to play can only have a crowd of 250 persons as of right now, and some even less,” explained Dean Kinney of HomeSlice Artist Management. “Chancey told us to make this work for everyone somehow. So, we are going out there and we can only sell 250 tickets in most of these markets. If the restrictions ease between now and when the show plays, maybe we will have more but, if not, then 250 it is. We’re not out trying to bend any rules. We’re working with venues and production folks that want to bend with us to make shows happen within the guidelines.”
The Chancey Williams 250 Tour will kick off Friday June 12 in Grand Junction, CO. While stops are planned in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, North Dakota, and Utah, many of the dates will be back home in Wyoming. “People are bummed out here because many of our big rodeos and celebrations can’t happen this summer,” said Williams, “so we plan to go to many of the small towns that gave us our start. It’s time for some fun. We want to see some smiles out there and I hope everyone comes out to one of these shows.”
Dates are still being added, but many will go on sale soon. Get all of the latest information at ChanceyWilliams.com. Dates already announced include:
June 12 Grand Junction, CO
June 13 Woodward, OK *
June 25 Douglas, WY
June 27 Casper, WY
July 2 Thermopolis, WY
July 9 Lusk, WY
July 11 Wall, SD **
July 23 Bismarck, ND ***
July 24 Buffalo, WY
* Elks Rodeo
** Wall Celebration*** Toby Keith “Country Comes to Town” Tour
- Chancey Williams Cements His Place as “the Next Big Thing” On ‘3rd Street’ Tricia Despres – June 8, 2020
From American Song Writer
Original article at: https://americansongwriter.com/chancey-williams-3rd-street-album-feature/
On a day in which the pandemic roared on and racial tensions boiled over, Chancey Williams put on his cowboy hat and rode his horse out into the middle of nowhere.
“It’s a different world out here,” Williams tells American Songwriter from his Wyoming ranch, mere days after the release of his new album 3rd Street, whichdebuted at #5 on iTunes Country Albums Chart upon its release.“Things are pretty normal out here these days.”
He checks to see if I can hear him clearly, as sometimes his cell phone doesn’t get good service out in the middle of nowhere.
And then, he continues.
“If you ask me, the whole world could use a lot more cowboys,” says Williams, who once competed as a professional saddle bronc rider before pursing a career in music. “Not necessarily ‘cowboys,’ but the cowboy way of life, where you are hardworking and you are respectful of others, you know?”
In fact, on his new album, the song “The World Needs More Cowboys” touches on this exact subject, a subject that many might not understand unless they are a cowboy too.
“I met Trent (Willmon) a few years back,” says Williams of his current album’s producer, songwriter and a fellow cowboy. “I just click with him. I was getting a lot of song pitches for this album from other writers, but no one really understood what I was looking for. There is not a lot of country singers that have actually rodeoed. (Laughs.) It’s hard to tell songwriters what I’m looking for. Trent gets the cowboy way of life.”
And while Williams and the Younger Brothers Band has made quite the career for their collective selves, they still have an eye on the bigtime. Last fall, Williams signed with major booking agent WME Nashville, the home of blockbuster country artists such as Garth Brooks, Eric Church and Brad Paisley. And before COVID-19, he and his bandmates were slated to spend a portion of his summer on the road opening for a certain Mr. Toby Keith on his “Country Comes to Town” tour.
And yes, his new album also has him working alongside songwriter and acclaimed producer Jody Stevens, who produced Luke Bryan’s 2015 album Kill the Lights. And that collaboration can be heard within every chord of a song such as “Tonight We’re Drinkin’.”
“Jody (Stevens) is not a cowboy,” he chuckles, recalling the song that they co-wrote together and went on to debut at No. 6 on iTunes New Country Chart. “But I want to keep things fresh while mixing in with an old country sound, and he helped me do that. I mean, that’s what makes our sound. But yeah, if you take “Tonight We’re Drinkin’” and put beats behind it, it could be a Luke Bryan song. But you put a fiddle and a steel guitar on it, it becomes a Chancey Williams song.”
So, could 3rd Street be the album that puts a guy like Williams over the top? Could it be the one that puts his name in front of more fans just thirsty for an escape from their reality? And if it is, is Williams ready for that sort of stardom?
“If you had asked me 5 years ago that same question, I would have said yes, and I’m still saying yes,” he chuckles. “You just never really know how it’s going to work out. We have scratched and scraped to earn everything that we got and we love that, but yeah, we are always looking to take off on a bigger platform. We just want to keep progressing and getting better and working hard.”
But for now, at this very moment, he’s quite comfy on his ranch.
“There is a song on the new album called “Outlaws” that Trent (Willmon) and I wrote,” he explains. “It has a really old Dierks Bentley sound, and its about living in the country and people uptown looking down on you. But the fact is that we are some of the nicest people you could ever meet. And if you come visit, we would love to show you around.”
And then he laughs.
“We just don’t want you to stay too long.”
- Chancey Williams to Support Toby Keith on the “Country Comes To Town” Tour This Summer
(Billings, MT) – Chancey Williams has just added summer tour dates with country music legend Toby Keith. Dates include MetraPark First Interstate Arena in Billings, MT June 19, Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO June 20 and Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND July 23. Tickets start at $25.00 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday January 31 at 10AM.
“We are super excited to play these shows,” commented Williams, “I have been a fan of Toby’s throughout my career, he’s the definition of superstar. Plus, we all look up to Toby and his whole team, so it is a real thrill, we can’t wait.”
Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band,” are currently supporting their latest single “Fastest Gun in Town,” released during the National Finals Rodeo and performed at the opening ceremony of the 5th Round at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The long-awaited follow-up to the Rodeo Cold Beer album is called 3rd Street and is slated for a March release. Chancey Williams signed with WME Nashville this past fall and plans an aggressive summer tour in support of the record.
The Toby Keith “Country Comes to Town” Tour will be in Billings, MT June 19, Loveland, CO June 20 and Bismarck, ND July 23. Chancey Williams fans can take advantage of a pre-sale opportunity on January 29 and 30, using the promo code: CHANCEY
First Interstate Arena – Billings, MT
Friday, June 19th
Artist Pre-Sale: Wednesday, 1/29 10AM MST – Thursday, 1/30 10 PM MST
On Sale: Friday, 1/31 @ 10 AM MST
Budweiser Events Arena – Loveland, CO
Saturday, June 20th
Artist Pre-Sale: Wednesday, 1/29 10AM MST – Thursday, 1/30 10 PM MST
On Sale: Friday, 1/31 @ 10 AM MST
Bismarck Events Center – Bismarck, ND
Thursday, July 23rd
Artist Pre-Sale: Wednesday, 1/29 10AM CST – Thursday, 1/30 10 PM CST
On Sale: Friday, 1/31 @ 10 AM CST
- CHANCEY WILLIAMS INKS BOOKING DEAL WITH WME AGENCY
And Performs at PBR World Finals and National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas
NASHVILLE, Tenn- Among IEBA conference news, today rising neo-traditional country music sensation, Chancey Williams, announced signing with the industries’ premier booking agency, WME. Williams has been busy performing over 125 dates this year across the nation, from the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), to the Greeley Stampede with Cody Johnson, and the band is ready to take the next step in their performance career. “I’m really excited to join WME Nashville. One of our goals this year was to sign with a major booking agency and these folks are not only the biggest, but they are the best fit for what we are doing. Everyone over there understands what we are all about and I think we will be a great team together,” said Williams of the new venture.
Longtime manager, Dean Kinney of HomeSlice Artist Management, agreed, commenting, “Matt and I have talked about this for a long time. I think we both knew WME was the place where Chancey belongs and we have been seeking the right time. This is that time. We have a lot of big things coming in 2020 and our partnership with WME is key to it. In meetings over the last year with Matt, Henry, Nate, Roeder, Haley…. it just became evident to us that this is where we need to be and it’s great to finally make it official.”
WME boasts impressive rosters across multiple forms of media and is also home to county music superstars Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and Chris Stapleton, among others. Prior to signing with WME, the group has had the opportunity to support dates with Cody Johnson, Casey Donahew and Aaron Watson, as well as share the stage with their heroes, like Toby Keith, Alabama and Dwight Yoakam.Williams will be performing at the PBR World Finals this November in Las Vegasand will return in December during the National Finals Rodeo for performances at The Thomas & Mack Center, The Southpoint Casino, Gilley’s and The Mirage.Renewing the traditional roots of country music for young fans and old spirits who covet authenticity in his honest ode to the Old West, Williams was recently chosen to represent Wyoming as one of the five artists featured in the USA Through Music campaign that airs as a short film on BBC World News. Williams also recently became the only country music star to enter into a multi-year endorsement deal with CINCH® Jeans & Shirts.
The saddle bronc rider turned singer-songwriter’s latest album, Rodeo Cold Beer, debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Country album chart.The current single off the forthcoming album, “Tonight We’re Drinkin’,” debuted at no. 6 on iTunes New Country Chart and made it’s live debut at the sold-out 98th annual Greeley Stampede, prior to Cody Johnson’s performance. “Tonight We’re Drinkin’,” was co-written by Jody Stevens (co-producer on Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights album). This upbeat country tune is the third single off their forthcoming album produced by country music hitmaker Trent Willmon (who also produced Cody Johnson) and is bound to get listeners in the mood for a night out on the town.
Country Rebel debuted Williams’ second single off the album, “Wyoming Wind,” a classic, country ballad that has won the hearts of traditional country music fans.
“‘The World Needs More Cowboys,’ the first single release from the album, is a fun song and anthem, but also captures the way I feel about the American West and the high character of the people here,” said Williams. Read more about the single in William’s Q&A with Cowboys & Indians Magazine HERE.
Fans can purchase or stream “Tonight We’re Drinkin’,” on all digital platforms and streaming apps including iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.
Click HERE for a list of tour dates. For Booking, please contact Matt Malcolm at WME MMalcolm@wmeagency.com
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- Farmer Strong Benefit Concert Featuring Chancey Williams and Ned LeDoux Expected to raise $200,000
GERING, Neb. – Lights filled the sky, smoke billowed from the stage and music filled the air as people from around the region descended on the Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering on Saturday to show their support for area farmers.
And the name of the show was fitting: Farmer Strong.
The concert, featuring Wyoming country performers Chancey Williams and the Younger Brother Band and Ned LeDoux, was the brainchild of Terry Gass, vice president of sales and district manager for 21st Century Equipment. Gass said he was at a baseball game one day in July – the day after a tunnel on the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal collapsed, shutting off vital irrigation water to more than 100,000 acres of farmland in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
He felt he had to do something to help out producers – many of them customers of 21st Century. Those people were more than just business acquaintances and customers – in the tight-knit agriculture community in this area, they are family.
“I said, we’re going to hire Chancey Williams and Ned LeDoux to come play a benefit concert and (21st Century Equipment) is going to pay for it,” Gass recalled. “They’re both from eastern Wyoming, they’re both from ranching backgrounds – they get it.”
And the idea for Farmer Strong was born, he said. In the ensuing weeks, more people and organizations came on board. Lex Madden of Torrington Livestock heard about the fundraiser and signed on to auction off everything from bags of Pioneer and Dekalb seed corn to scholarships to a full year’s tuition at the University of Wyoming, Eastern Wyoming College and Western Nebraska Community College. The city of Gering donated use of the amphitheater for the concert. And the support just kept rolling in, Gass said.
When all was said and done Saturday, ticket sales, merchandise and food and beverage sales were tallied, totaling more than $190,000. But that’s not the end of the story.
Some people paid cash at the gate for entrance to the concert. Others bought blocks of tickets and gave them away. As of Monday, the money was still rolling in – all of it destined to support producers impacted by the tunnel collapse, Gass said.
“Before we’re done, we will probably be closer to the $200,000 level,” he said. “And we still don’t have a clear number on the ticket sales,” estimated at close to 1,500 souls.
“This was very well received,” Gass said. “And I spent all day with the musicians. Both of them came off ranches and were extremely appreciative of what we were doing and the heart we had to give bk. The response was extremely heartwarming.”