Rocky Mountain Country Music Entertainer of the Year Chancey Williams to Headline Musical Performances for PBR Nashville Stampede Days

Stampede to host fan festival Aug. 19-20 before Music City’s first-ever professional bull riding team debuts inside Bridgestone Arena

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ahead of the team’s hometown debut, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Stampede Days from Aug. 19-21, the Nashville Stampede today announced a two-day fan festival at Bridgestone Arena, featuring non-stop musical performances, local vendors and more, headlined by an in-arena performance on August 19 by reigning Rocky Mountain Country Music Entertainer Chancey Williams

The Stampede, the newest professional sports team to take Nashville by storm, are one of eight founding franchises for the groundbreaking PBR Team Series. During the regular season, the founding teams will compete in five-on-five games, with a 10-event regular season leading into a national championship that will be decided in a double-elimination playoff tournament in November in Las Vegas. 

The Stampede Days fan festival will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, culminating with an in-arena performance at 6:30 p.m. by Williams. The festivities will then resume on Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m. All performances on the Plaza are free-to-attend, while Williams’ concert inside Bridgestone Arena will require a Stampede Days ticket to attend.

The daily music will also be accompanied by local vendors, and the chance for festival goers to interact with other local sports teams and organizations including the Nashville Sounds, Nashville SC and Nashville Superspeedway. 


Saddle Bronc athlete turned neo-traditional country music sensation, Chancey Williams, has gone from competing on horseback to performing on center stage, as 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 his most recent record produced with country hitmaker, Trent Wilmon, 3rd Street. 

Prior to Williams taking the mainstage inside Bridgestone Arena, fans will be brought a talent-packed lineup of free-to-attend concerts starting at 1:00 p.m. on August 19. Performers include: Shelby Darrall (1:00 p.m.), Walker Montgomery (2:00 p.m.), Catie Offerman (3:00 p.m.), Noah Hicks (4:00 p.m.) and Charly Reynolds (5:00 p.m.).

About the performers:

  • Shelby Darrall: Growing up, Darrall performed in the tasting rooms of wineries throughout Napa Valley and later moved to Nashville to pursue her musical dreams and finish school at Belmont University. Her combination of wit and depth lyrically as well as her unique voice quickly gained the respect of the Nashville songwriting community, where she co-wrote with esteemed industry veterans Brett James, Troy Verges, and Emily Weisband, and collaborated with artists including Jake Owen, Larry Fleet, and Josh Kerr. With a wide range of musical influences spanning from Alabama, The Eagles, and Eric Church to Cher, Etta James, and The Dixie Chicks, Darrall’s unique sound and talent gained the attention of Grammy-winning icon, Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, Vanessa Carlton, Lady Gaga), produced Darrall’s debut EP, “Entertainment For The Brokenhearted”, OUT NOW. The debut single, “Love Me When I’m Leavin’,” was dubbed as “the perfect heartbreak anthem” by People. For more information on Shelby Darrall and tour dates, visit www.shelbydarrall.com.
  • Walker Montgomery: Montgomery, chosen as an Artist to Watch in 2022 by Country Now and Music Mayhem Magazine; as well as Artist to Watch in 2021 by Sounds Like Nashville and The Boot and a Country Next pick by Country Now, is a rising singer/songwriter who knows a thing or two about family tradition, but he’s an artist making his own legacy. The 22-year-old son of John Michael Montgomery and nephew of Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery, the emerging star was raised away from the spotlight in Nicholasville, Kentucky. But now that he’s found that spotlight on his own, Montgomery’s pedigree is matched only by his country passion. Montgomery and his team have logged countless hours in the studio, as the breakout talent works to hone his lyrical honesty and integrity, plus a lived-in sound that brings country’s past into the present tense. 
  • Catie Offerman: Offerman may be a new name to country music fans, but she’s already gaining a reputation as one of the genre’s most skilled players and promising modern traditionalists. Offerman started playing piano at the age of four which eventually led her to pursue other instruments such as violin, accordion and more. Offerman graduated from Berklee College of Music at the age of 19 and signed her publishing deal with Universal Music Group Publishing about five years later. Offerman was featured in The Highwomen’s “Redesigning Women” video, inked her record deal with Universal Music Group in 2020 and was named one of “The Boot’s” 2021 Artists to Watch. Her debut tracks “Happyland Trailer Park” “Just Don’t Do It In Texas” were released earlier this year. 
  • Noah Hicks: Recently named Billboard’s “Country Rookie of The Month,” Nashville-based rising country artist Hicks brings a vocal warmth using creative lyricism and ingenuity, producing a distinct sound that emanates the feel of his Georgia upbringing. A sound that is evident on his forthcoming six-track EP — Tripping Over My Boots — out Friday, September 30 via RED Creative Records. Raised in a musically inclined family, Noah was naturally drawn to the art form. He officially moved to Nashville, TN from his hometown in 2020 with a guitar, some songs and a distinguished voice, which caught the ears of RED Creative Group. Noah has been steadily building fans and accolades, including American Songwriter and Holler with every release. That go-getter mentality Noah possesses has led him to where he stands now: a promising up-and-comer with a series of market-friendly songs on Tripping Over My Boots. Furthermore, Noah takes his musical prowess and packages it in an unparalleled, high-energy live show that seals the deal for potential fans every time he takes the stage. 
  • Charly Reynolds: Reynolds, a charismatic 22-year-old singer-songwriter born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida, is making her place in country music. Her version of “Neon Moon” was featured in the Season 5 finale of FOX’s provocative medical drama THE RESIDENT. Her new single “Rodeo,” was released on June 3 and she has seen explosive growth across her socials since the release. CMT.com premiered the music video and Reynolds launched a highly successful social series called “This IS My First Rodeo,” where she takes fans along on a number of firsts. Reynolds will be performing alongside such artists as Brett Eldredge, Lainey Wilson, Elle King and others at Elevation Beaver Creek this fall (from the creators of Live In The Vineyard.) Her single “Tonight In Texas,” is slated for release in September. For more info, follow Reynolds on socials at @charlyreynoldsmusic. 

On Saturday, August 20, the festivities will get underway starting at 11:00 a.m.. The musical performers include: John Haywood (11: 00 a.m.), Carson Beyer (12:00 p.m.), Kimberly Kelly (1:00 p.m.), Will Jones (2:30 p.m.), Mae Estes (3:30 p.m.) and Chancie Neal (4:15 p.m.). 

About the performers:

  • John Haywood: Hailing from South Baltimore, Haywood is a touch of old school. His pairing of outlaw country and folk blues, and the lyricism of a born writer, have earned him a following among fans of Jason Isbell, Colter Wall, Brent Cobb and the like. With less than a year under his belt in Music City, he’s already making a name for himself as a versatile songwriter with a voice that cuts through the crowd.
  • Carson Beyer: Beyer is a country music artist from Paducah, Kentucky. Growing up, sports were a huge part of Beyer’s upbringing. With the odds stacked against him, he walked on and earned a spot on the Murray State football team. Music was something he’s had a passion for since he was a kid, so after college, Beyer honed his skills and focused solely on music. He then began to take trips to Nashville to write with producer Serg Sanchez and others. In Beyer’s very first writing session his debut single “Bones” came to life, a song he dedicated to his late grandfather. He later signed to Hard 8 Working group management. Since then, Beyer has released the “Walk on” EP along with several singles. 
  • Kimberly Kelly: A native of Lorena, Texas, singer-songwriter Kelly has spent years in both the Texas and Nashville music scenes earning an education in experiences that have made her both fearless in her approach to creating and unafraid to defy convention when it comes to industry expectations. Those years of hard work, all while also earning a Master’s degree and working fulltime, culminated in the Summer of 2021 in a long-awaited record deal with Show Dog Nashville. This July, Kelly made her label debut with the album, I’ll Tell You What’s Gonna Happen via Show Dog Nashville in partnership with Thirty Tigers.
  • Will Jones: Beginning his music career at just six years of age, Jones started performing with his family’s traveling bluegrass band, The Cana Ramblers, and would go on to garner national notoriety for their final album release in 2009, No Expectations. Since going his own with a solo career as a singer-songwriter at the age of 17, Jones’ music has taken him all over the southern United States performing at high profile events with some of the biggest names in the country music spectrum, including Tracy Lawrence, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Thile, Johnny Cash, Osborne Brothers, Ralph Stanley, Ben Haggard and many more.
  • Mae Estes:  In the late 90’s, seven-year-old Estes walked into an Arkansas rodeo arena with a cordless microphone and sang the national anthem a cappella for the first time, claiming she could do it better than LeAnn Rimes. She went on to perform at every rodeo she competed in, and eventually other sporting events, ceremonies and opries. Unlike most middle schoolers, Estes performed every Tuesday night on an AM radio show, where she first discovered her love for traditional country music. Eventually moving to Nashville in 2015, she’s been paying her dues from the moment she stepped foot in Music City, working up to three jobs at a time to financially stay afloat and playing for anyone who’d listen. Taking inspiration from artists like Lee Ann Womack and Keith Whitley, Estes merges the timelessness of traditional country music with modern melodies and production to form her exclusive artistry.
  • Chancie Neal: Nashville-based country artist from Calhoun, Louisiana, Neal toured for seven years with Luke Bryan, and was featured on Bryan’s ACM-nominated album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, in 2020. Neal is a platinum-selling songwriter with a holiday song recorded by Bryan and included on Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas Album (Duck Dynasty). Neal was also the featured songwriter at the inaugural Nashville Nights International Songwriters Festival in Denmark in 2021 and still holds the record as the youngest World Champion Barrel Racer, having trained under legend Martha Josey. 

In addition to musical acts on Aug. 20, fan fest patrons will be able to take part in three line dancing lessons (2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.) under the instruction of Darcy Leasure, a featured professional from the Wildhorse Saloon. 

The bull riding action for the 2022 PBR Team Series’ Stampede Days at Bridgestone Arena begins at 7:45 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 19, 6:45 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 20, and 12:15 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 21.

Tickets for the three-day event are on-sale now, and start at $20, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.

Three-day ticket packages will also be available, offering fans up to a 25% discount on select price levels. 

For more information about Nashville Stampede, visit pbr.com/teams/stampede/Nashville Stampede on Facebook, @NashvilleStampede on Instagram, or @Nash_Stampede on Twitter.

About the Nashville Stampede: 

Nashville Stampede are based at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, where the team will hold its inaugural Stampede Days homestand on August 19-21, 2022, the fourth event of the 10-event PBR Team Series regular season. The Stampede are coached by two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride. Under the leadership of General Manager Tina Battock, the Stampede are owned by Morris Communications Company, LLC (MCC), which is part of a privately held company with diversified holdings in media, real estate, property development and agribusiness. MCC is based in Augusta, Georgia. MCC’s current media holdings include Morris Media Network (MMN) which reaches millions of consumers with diversified content brands in print, digital, products and live events including Western Horseman, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Road to the Horse, EquiStat and the National Barrel Horse Association. A portfolio of lifestyle publications and digital assets serve outdoor/sporting/travel enthusiasts with Alaska Magazine, MilepostGray’s Sporting Journal, Charlotte Magazine, Orlando Magazine, Savannah Magazine, Where Visitor publications and more, including the Nashville Stampede, one of eight founding teams in the new PBR Team Series.

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series: 

The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that will feature the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season beginning in July and culminating 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 will host a three-day homestand.  There will also be 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 will be staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be 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 will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be 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 will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on PlutoTV.

2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards

Casey, Wyatt, Brooke, Chancey, Dale, Jay

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 playing their latest sing ‘The Saint’ at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in Greeley, CO.
2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Album of the Year, Musician of the Year.

Chancey Williams to bring his wild costume party to Deadwood

Chancey Williams: White Trash Bash – Saturday October 30 at Deadwood Mountain Grand

Chancey Williams

(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”

From SavingCountryMusic.com

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?”

We 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

Toby Keith Country Comes To Town Tour

(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

Link:     https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=47569&pid=8815236

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

Link:   https://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=TK&linkID=global-bud&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

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

Link:   https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5235971/toby-keith-bismarck-bismarck-event-center

CHANCEY WILLIAMS INKS BOOKING DEAL WITH WME AGENCY

Pictured at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment offices in Nashville are: (L-R) Manager Dean Kinney, WME Agent Henry Glascock, Chancey Williams, WME Agent Mark Roeder, and WME Agent Matt Malcolm Photo Credit: @KaiserCunningham
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 BrooksEric ChurchBrad Paisley, and Chris Stapleton, among others. Prior to signing with WME, the group has had the opportunity to support dates with Cody JohnsonCasey Donahew and Aaron Watson, as well as share the stage with their heroes, like Toby KeithAlabama 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 CenterThe Southpoint CasinoGilley’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 Bryans 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 iTunesSpotify 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

(Torrington Telegram)

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.”