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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.


(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


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.”