7:30 pm Arena Doors Open
8:00 pm Concert (artist tba May 1, 2020)
6:45 pm Arena Doors Open
7:15 pm Closing Ceremonies & Awards
8:00 pm Gretchen Wilson featuring Jessie G. Concert
To all appearances, Gretchen Wilson went overnight from talented obscurity to phenomenon. Her first single, Redneck Woman, spent six weeks at #1. Her debut album, Here For The Party, sold more than five million copies… and spawned three more top 5 hits including, “Homewrecker,” “When I Think About Cheatin’,” and the title track, “Here For The Party.”
Her second CD, All Jacked Up, saw four more hit songs like “California Girls,” “I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today,” and “Politically Uncorrect” (featuring Merle Haggard) ride enthusiastic reviews to platinum status, and her third record, One of the Boys, solidified her position as one of contemporary music’s most original and multi-faceted female artists.
Sometimes true musical talent just cannot be denied.
It’s doubtful that Jessie G. knew winning a Battle of the Bands contest to open Gretchen’s Portland, OR tour date would literally change her life. Upon hearing Jessie sing, Gretchen invited her onto her tour bus and urged Jessie to begin the journey that every young country singer-songwriter must embark upon — she moved to Nashville.
The new single “Whatever This Is” is a beautiful song co-written by Jessie, Gretchen and Sarah Beth Terry. “Whatever This Is” is getting big spins on radio stations and is already charted on the Indicator and Music Row charts. The video for “Whatever This Is” debuted on CMT, is on The Country Network and on hundreds of other video outlets. In addition to opening all of Gretchen’s shows in 2019, Jessie G opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd & Bad Company, and Sara Evans in October 2019.