Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Use Your Sole Tour – kicks off today!
9/30/2009 3:24:00 PM
Hey Everybody!

Our Use Your Sole Tour is kicking off this week and we're really excited that Hellogoodbye, Steel Train, and Sherwood are all joining us!

For dates and tickets, click here

Make sure to get there early so you can catch all of these great bands - click here for door times.

Our "Stand Up Stand Up" EP is out now and available at and on tour.

If you'd like to join us and take part in our Walk Around The World 1-mile walks every show day, check out for more information.

We're looking forward to seeing you all when we hit your town!


Nick Gibson

Howdy guys!

Well after a break last weekend, we're back out on the road doing what we love this week and I can't wait! :)

First things first! I just got off the phone and will be placing a new shirt order this week, so we'll have some new merch coming out soon! I know we've been running low on shirts at our shows and I apologize for that! I'll have it remedied shortly! :) I've been writing songs like a mad man as well and I'm working on getting them polished up enough to start playing live, so keep your ears open! A new album is in the not too distant future so we gotta start getting ready for it! :) And the shows!

Wednesday Sept 30th I'm playing solo acoustic at Crow Creek Tavern in Tulsa, OK at 36th and Peoria! Come out and have some drinks and some music provided by me! :) I'll fire up around 9:30pm and play until midnightish!

Friday Oct 2nd and Saturday Oct 3rd we'll be back up in Mulvane, KS at RD's County Line! As all our friends in Mulvane know, it's ALWAYS a party at RD's and we always have a blast! We start at 9:30pm both nights so come out and rock the week away with us!

Can't wait to see you guys out at the shows! Thanks for letting us do what we do! We appreciate the chance!

Wednesday, Sept 30th
Crow Creek Tavern - Tulsa, OK
Nick Solo Acoustic

Friday, Oct 2nd
RD's County Line - Mulvane, KS

Saturday, Oct 3rd
RD's County Line - Mulvane, KS

See you guys soon!

Country rocker’s music ‘Wide Open,’ hits chord
Orange Peel 2009: Jason Aldean’s fame soars, album moves up charts

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Published: September 30, 2009

In the past year, Jason Aldean has embarked on his first headlining tour, watched the size of his concert crowds triple and notched the two biggest hits of his career with "She’s Country” and "Big Green Tractor.”



In concert
Orange Peel 2009 with Jimmy Fallon and Jason Aldean

When: 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Oklahoma State University.

Information: (877) OSU-PEEL or

Jason Aldean
→When: 9 p.m. Friday.

Where: WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.

Information: (580) 276-4229 or www.winstarworld

Suddenly, the country rocker’s future looks "Wide Open,” just like the title of his latest album.

"It was almost like we were on everybody’s radar and then all the sudden these two songs came out, and it just kicked it into overdrive for whatever reason. And it’s been a good thing,” Aldean said by phone from a tour stop in Lexington, Ky.

"It’s been fun, but things all the sudden got a lot busier this year than they had been, which is really weird, because all the sudden we were getting a lot of TV offers.”

Suddenly, Aldean was appearing on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” "Chelsea Lately” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The country star, 32, will reunite with Fallon on Saturday when the singer and comedian are featured at Oklahoma State University’s Orange Peel 2009.

More music fans than ever are watching Aldean, whose Lexington concert sold 10,000 tickets, compared to the 2,500 he drew a year ago.

He has a come a long way from his teenage days playing clubs in his native Georgia. When he won the Academy of Country Music’s top new male vocalist title in 2005, he had been working in Nashville, Tenn., about seven years. His first two albums — his 2005 self-titled debut and 2007’s "Relentless” — spawned seven top 10 hits and have sold more than 2 million copies.

But Aldean’s career blasted into a whole new orbit last November when he premiered the sexy single "She’s Country” at the Country Music Association Awards. With guitar riffs inspired by AC/DC and lyrics paying tribute to Southern beauties, the rocking track rocketed to No. 1.

"I thought if radio will play this — I don’t know if they will, but if they’ll play this — I think it’s got a shot of being a big song for the ... spring, going into the summer. And that was kind of my original thought. I had no idea it was going to do what it did,” he said.

The lead-off single shot his third album, "Wide Open,” to No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 list when the record was released in April.

The momentum just kept building with his next single, the rural romance "Big Green Tractor,” which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for four straight weeks. He recently became the first country artist to top Billboard’s Ringscan list when "Big Green Tractor” plowed past tracks by Jay Z, Mariah Carey and The Black Eyed Peas to become the top ringtone.

"I like the song a lot, obviously, or I wouldn’t have cut it,” Aldean said. "I would have never thought that that would be the one to hang there at No. 1 for four weeks.

"And that’s the thing with music: You just never know which songs are going to strike a chord with people. The thing I’ve always tried to do is just put out songs that I liked, things that I like singing, that I thought were cool, and you just hope that people get it and can relate to it. And those are two songs that obviously they did. And it changed everything.”

The country rocker said he won’t let his own football-related heartbreak stop him from putting on a great show at Orange Peel.

"I’m still heartbroken that OSU beat Georgia, but I’m getting over it,” he said. "I’ll be over it by then.”

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The King and Queen of Oklahoma Horror

Friday, October 02, 2009
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT

Tulsa Convention Center
100 Civic Ctr
Tulsa, OK 74103

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The King and Queen of Oklahoma Horror

Hosted by:

Darkfaery Subculture Magazine


Friday, October 02, 2009 3:00 PM -Saturday, October 03, 2009 8:00 PM CDT


Think you have what it takes to become the King and Queen of Oklahoma Horror? Darkfaery Subculture Magazine and Sci-Fi Horror Weekend invite you to show us your fright-merriest horror host personality for your chance to win the crown. Winners will be given exclusive access to host Darkfaery Subculture events for a whole year, not to mention you get to lead the Darkfaery group in the Ghouls Gone Wild parade! The rules are simple, be loud, be scary, be festive, be creative, be entertaining, be horrific. Do your friends fear you? Do you dress in weird costumes and like blood? Have you always wanted to be Elvira or Count Gregore? Then you might be our King and Queen! To join all you have to do is attend Sci-Fi Horror Weekend and look for the Darkfaery Subculture Magazine booth, when you get to our booth simply sign up and get your number, wear it both days. Throughout the weekend we will be watching everyone very closely to see if you are performing your duties as King and Queen of Oklahoma Horror, don’t worry the Darkfaery Girls will give you some hints when you sign up, and on Saturday night at the start of the Haunticon Ball we will announce the winners! You must be 18 and over with the ability to attend events all over Oklahoma to represent Darkfaery Subculture Magazine and Sci-Fi Horror Weekend for the next year.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mama Sweet - Don't call it a come back

Don't call it a come back

Hello my dear friends,

Feels like it has been forever, doesn't it? Well, never fear. After taking a month off to re-group and hit the studio like mad men, we are ready to appear in front of your smiling faces and we picked a great weekend to get things going again!

First off, we are headed to Fayetteville, Arkansas where we will be playing George's Majestic Lounge! We will go on around 9pm, immediately following the conclusion of Charlie Robison. Yes, that's right! Charlie Robison will be performing that night too! So, take a road trip or (if you are from Fayetteville) hit your favorite local hotspot and help us start this weekend off right.

Saturday, we bring it back home to Oklahoma, where we will be playing The Wormy Dog in Oklahoma City. Our good friend, John Fullbright, will be opening the show for us. If you haven't seen him perform yet, it is a must! He's incredible and we will be there to rock your faces off too!!

Sunday isn't a day of rest for us, but it promises to be a hellva good time for anyone joining us at the Zoo Amphitheater in Oklahoma City, OK. We will be opening for Eli Young Band, and Zac Brown. We go on around 4pm. So, come early, grab a good seat, and enjoy a great day of music.

See, there is a little something for everyone and we are going to have a blast! I sure hope you are there to enjoy it with us!! Besides, we missed you.

Thankful as always,

Monday, September 28, 2009

AAR’s Ritter Plays Show Hours After Surgery

Tyson Ritter

Tyson Ritter, front man for The All-American Rejects, had a busy show day in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday.

Performing in a lab coat with a leg brace and a surgeon’s mask, Ritter told the audience he had a tumor removed from his leg that morning and was performing against the doctor’s advice.

After the jump, check out more pictures and learn about the Rejects’ collaborations with Rihanna and Weezer.

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All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter Confirms Rihanna Collaboration
Band’s frontman says he’ll try both aggressive rock songs and ‘fun, clubby ideas’ for the pop star.
By James Montgomery, with reporting by Steven Roberts

For months now, rumors have been swirling that All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter was working with Rihanna on her upcoming album in a partnership made in hitmaker heaven. After all, Ritter already has an impressive string of radio smashes to his credit (”Swing, Swing,” “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and, most recently, “Gives You Hell,”), and Rihanna, well, she’s Rihanna.

The only problem was, neither party had actually commented on those rumors. Until last Friday, that is. As Ritter and AAR guitarist Nick Wheeler rehearsed with Wale and UCB for their performance on Sunday’s VMAs, MTV News asked him about working with Rihanna. And he was more than willing to talk about the collaboration.

“I actually met with her a couple of weeks ago and the funny thing is, I actually don’t remember half of it,” Ritter laughed. “I remember the first half of meeting her, but then, as the night progressed, somebody decided to drink too much Jameson.”

“But seriously, she’s such a sweet girl that I’m gonna try to give her a little piece of my heart,” he went on. “I wanna get in a room with her, and I wanna see what flies. I’ve got some songs for her, like, little things written, and I wanna see what she wants. See if she wants something aggressive and rock, and I’ve also kinda got some really fun, clubby ideas.”

But that’s not the only bit of collaborating Ritter and Wheeler have been doing as of late. They apparently also wrote a song for Weezer’s upcoming album, Raditude, due October 27.

“We also just did a track with Rivers [Cuomo] for the new Weezer record!” Ritter announced. “When he asked us to do it, I fell on my knees and cried. We were playing this guy’s songs when we were 13 at parties.”

“A few weeks ago, we [went] to his house — so that was cool — sat in a room with three guitars, and just kinda, Ty had a little idea, and we kind of riffed on it,” Wheeler added. “And then we never heard anything. So we’re shooting our video for our next single, ‘I Wanna,’ yesterday, and our A&R guy comes to the shoot with a CD of the finished version, and I was like, ‘Oh, so that happened!’

“And so I shot [Cuomo] an e-mail saying what a privilege it was working with him, and this sounds great, you guys did a great job with the song, you know, stuff like that,” Wheeler continued. “And he replied back, and at the end, it said, ‘Definitely miss your guitar playing on the final version.’ So, I saved that e-mail, and it’s probably gonna stay in my star file for quite a while.”

Monty Harper

I just wanted to remind you - there's only one day left to enter the drawing for my online interactive songbook "Grand Opening" $50 iTunes gift card giveaway!

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Over the past week many people have posted comments about the songs. It's been great fun for me to read about how and where in the world my songs are being used with kids! I hope you'll sign on and post a comment, too!

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Registering is quick, easy, and safe. You won't receive spam email as a result. I won't share your email with anyone else. When you register you agree not to post material that is copyrighted, and not to hold me legally responsible for anything that happens to the material you post - i.e. only post what you're willing to share with the world.

That's it - have fun!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Created by my good friend Jay Red Eagle. Please - enjoy!

OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Friday, September 25, 2009 - Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boldly go where no one has gone before, This Week in Film & Music will send you deep into space with a weekend full of events that will eclipse any other plans you thought you had. Voyage into the jazz galaxy with cosmonauts Jacob Fred Jazz Odysseyperforming at The Marquee in Tulsa. Make contact with extraterrestrials during Circle Cinema's midnight presentation of Ridley Scott's Aliens; and you won't have to use the Hubble Telescope to catch something stellar, just head to Guthrie for Western Swing with the Byron Berline Band. Oklahoma, there's nothing holding you back. Go ahead and blast off into the film and music stratosphere.

Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27
30th Annual International Festival
Created out of a desire to promote greater awareness and appreciation of the city's diverse heritage, the 30th Annual International Festival has become a testament to the city of Lawton, drawing thousands of visitors from across the state. The three-day festival boasts a Naturalization Ceremony as well as a variety of family activities, interactive exhibits, food and shopping vendors, artists, and live performances. This year's roster of entertainment includes Maren Morris, Needfire, the Joseph Vincelli Band, and the Grammy award-winning Brave Combo. For a complete schedule of events and times, please visit the festival's Website.
Lawton, Elmer Thomas Park, 3rd St. & NW Ferris Ave., (580) 581-3470, FREE!
For more information:

Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27

Lorna's Silence
Tracing the destiny of a woman caught between love and the law of the underworld,Lorna's Silence follows a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, who becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by a mobster. A 2009 Cannes Film Festival selection and award-winner.
Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., (918) 585-3456, 3:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 1 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 10 p.m. on Saturday; 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, $5-$9

For more information:

Friday, September 25
Lamb of God
Fifteen years ago, Lamb of God began their ascent to the forefront of modern heavy metal. The band's commitment and work ethic earned them a contract with Epic Records and a variety of performances on some of the genre's biggest tours including Ozzfest and Gigantour. With the release of their fifth studio album, Wrath, the band is ready to unleash their sound on fans across the country as they tour with fellow heavy-metal bands GWAR and Job for a Cowboy.
Oklahoma City, Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California, (405) 236-4143, 7 p.m.,
$34- $37
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Friday, September 25
Collapse of the State

Since formed in 2006 by Oklahoman and guitarist/singer/songwriter David Smith,Collapse of the State has grown to include Nick Morgan on drums, David Heinen andJeremy Davis on guitar, and Cody Day on bass. The band continues to produce their progressive, powerful rock sound with a full-length debut album due to be finished in the winter of 2009. Starting the show will be Color Neutral.
Stillwater, The Vault, 716 S. Main St., (405) 533-5338, 7 p.m., Cover Charge May Apply
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Friday, September 25

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Performing to celebrate the album release of One Day in Brooklyn, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey takes the stage including pianist Brian Haas, drummer Josh Raymer, bassistMatt Hayes, and guitarist Chris Combs. Since 1994, they have brought their impressionistic and improvisational vision from the Midwest to many of the world's finest music festivals and clubs. In the past 18 months, the group has traveled to Europe four times playing at major jazz festivals all over the world. They will perform with special guest Annie Ellicott.
Tulsa, The Marquee, 222 N. Main St., 8:30 p.m., $10-$15

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Friday, September 25
David Dunn
In preparation for the release of his latest EP, Ship Go Down, David Dunn is staying busy this year performing a series of shows throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Dunn's sound mixes both acoustic rock and pop with influences from Keane, John Mayer, and Colbie Caillat. Fans immediately connect to Dunn through his impressive life show and heartfelt lyrics showcased in songs like "This is For You" and "Love That She Deserves."
Norman, Othello's, 434 Buchanan Ave., (405) 360-2353, 9 p.m., FREE!
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Friday, September 25
Circle Cinema is proud to carry on its tradition of midnight movie madness this weekend with a special screening of the hit science fiction film, Aliens. Starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout role as Ellen Ripley, the film follows Ripley and company as they investigate the presence of alien life on the colony of LV-426. Released in 1986, this film grossed over $100 million dollars and spawned three sequels.
Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., (918) 592-3456, Midnight, $5-$9
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Saturday, September 26

The Avett Brothers
After their exceptional show during Merlefest 2005, this band of brothers has been storming the nation with their banjo strumming melodies. The Avett Brothers' energetic shows strive to be honest, loyal and true to the music. Experiencing the group's new age tunes is a must because of their special mix of classic southern instruments.
Tulsa, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., (918) 584-2306, 7 p.m., $22
For more information:

Saturday, September 26
Western Swing with the Byron Berline Band

As a three-time National Fiddle Champion, Byron Berline has been called one of the nation's most inventive fiddlers. His skill, versatility, and artistry continue to be recognized both critically and commercially. Byron Berline's Double Stop Fiddle Shop is proud to host this special event showcasing the best in western swing music. Join theByron Berline Band and a variety of special guests as they perform a number of standard and original compositions for this fun-filled family event.
Guthrie, Double Stop Fiddle Shop and Music Hall, 121 E. Oklahoma Ave., (405) 282-6646, 8 p.m., $10
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Saturday, September 26
John Fullbright
Folk minimalist John Fullbright's brand of organic heartfelt Americana harks back to a simpler time where musicians still played with dirt on their hands. Using only his voice, a guitar, and a harmonica, Fullbright paints a vivid picture that enlightens us to what folk should be.
Oklahoma City, Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley Ave., (405) 524-0738, 9 p.m., $20
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Sunday, September 27

The Edge of Heaven
Winner of the 2007 Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, The Edge of Heavenwill be the first film shown in Oklahoma CityUniversity's This I Believe film series. Fatih Akin's riveting drama intertwines different sets of German and Turkish characters in the same vein as American films such as Crash and Magnolia. The film also raises many questions surrounding generational expectations and cultural shift.

Oklahoma City , Meinders School of Business, NW 27th St. and McKinley Ave.,(405) 208-5348, 2 p.m., FREE!

Sunday, September 27
Luigi Balletto
Transport back to the heyday of the Rat Pack, with Luigi Balletto standing in as ol' blue eyes. The renowned vocalist will be performing his "Let Me Be Frank" tribute to Frank Sinatra with pianist Mike Leland. The concert is also a fundraiser for the Jazz Hall's scholarship fund.
Tulsa, Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St., (580) 281-8600, 5 p.m., $15
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Sunday, September 27
Blake Bolerjack
Traveling singer/songwriter spreading the good word, Blake Bolerjack's music spans across various genres from southern gospel to inspirational Christian contemporary music. He was featured in the Regional Artist Showcase at the National Quartet Convention and performed live multiple times for televised episodes of "Praise the Lord" on TBN. In 2008, Blake gained national recognition for the presence of his single "Somebody Cares" on contemporary Christian radio charts.
Enid, First Baptist Church, 401 W. Maine, (580) 234-1133, 6:30 p.m., FREE!
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Sunday, September 27
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick delivers a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the lesbian , gay,bisexual, and transgender community they covertly belong to. The film boldly reveals the hidden lives of some of our nation's most powerful policymakers, details the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets. Circle Cinema is proud to present this film co-sponsored by the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, along with Oklahomans for Equality. A reception will precede the film beginning at 6 p.m.
Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., (918) 585-3456, 7 p.m., $5-$9
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Wanda Jackson Way Dedication Ceremony and Concert
Join us on Wednesday, September 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Wanda Jackson Way (Between Mickey Mantle and Oklahoma Avenues) in Bricktown, Oklahoma City, to celebrate the dedication of Wanda Jackson Way. The ceremony will also feature a very special live musical performance by the Queen of Rock herself!
For more information, please visit

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Camille Harp

Hey friends! I sure do hope you'll join us at Mooney's this Friday Sept. 25th. The music area is non-smoking but there is a smoking area and patio for those who do like to have a puff.

Music starts at 9pm. Mooney's is on I-35 and Indian Hill Road, between Moore and Norman.

Can't wait to rock witchoo!

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Dustin and Jesse's Higher Education

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Thursday, September 24, 20099:30 PM - 1:30 AM CDT

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chad Sullins

Acoustic tonight at the rusty spur!! Show at 11 drown night 6 bucks, let's do it!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blues bridges generations

Monique Headley

Music makes a special bond for father Jeff Schoen and his 16-year-old son Joshua.

Joshua Schoen performed as part of the Blues In The Schools and Stillwater Blues Idol competition at the 12th annual Stillwater Blue Fest this weekend at Stillwater Community Center, Eighth Avenue and Duck Street.

“Seeing him perform is amazing,” said Jeff Schoen, a volunteer at the festival, which continues today from noon to 5 p.m. “He’s my son and I am proud of him.

“I started to learn to play guitar but never followed through. (Joshua) taught himself to play. He plays guitar, piano, drums, ukulele and bass.”

The opposite of nails on a chalkboard, when his son would practice, said Jeff Schoen, “I never wished he’d turn it down. I’d turn off the TV to listen to him play.”

A lifelong fan of blues music, said Joshua Schoen, he also likes punk rock, classical and experimental genres of music. He considers Jimi Hendrix and Queen to be among his favorite performers, but he’s moving into more of his father’s music, too.

“I’ve always listened to country,” said Jeff Schoen. “After four years of playing, (Joshua) just learned a Garth Brooks song.”

Joshua Schoen said he has enjoyed playing at the Blues Fest.

“It’s definitely cool getting on stage and performing in front of everybody,” he said.

He also appreciated festival rehearsal sessions.

“Practice for Blues In The Schools was structured but not restrictive,” he said. “Ms. Short was great pulling everything together. She really helped us go forward but pretty much we had free range to use our creativity.”

Sonic Bids...

Hi Stan ,

Last week, we sponsored a free webinar presented by Billboard and BrandWeek about matching independent music with consumer brands like Gap, Jeep, Converse and more.

The music world is changing and our mission at Sonicbids to help our members prepare and take advantage of this new world order. (The good news: independent music is more in demand than ever before.)

You can check out the webinar FREE by clicking here. You can also read a short recap on my blog which you can also use as a forum for the Q&A to continue.

Rock on.


Bud Light Presents the 2nd Annual Red Dirt Roundup in Nacogdoches, October 17 - Tickets On-sale Today!

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 21, 2009) – Cross Canadian Ragweed’s 2nd Annual RED DIRT ROUNDUP returns to Festival Plaza, Saturday, October 17. Presented by Smith Music Group and Cross Canadian Ragweed, last year’s inaugural Red Dirt Roundup drew more than 5,000 fans to downtown Nacogdoches.

The 2009 Red Dirt Roundup Lineup Includes Cross Canadian Ragweed, Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke, Bart Crow, Matt King, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Jason Boland, Johnny Cooper and Tom Gillam. There will be two stages of continuous entertainment and an expanded beer garden encompassing 60,000 square feet of the park. Beer and wine will be available for purchase within this area. Once you buy a ticket, concert goers will be permitted to leave and re-enter throughout the day.

Gates open at 11:00 am with local artist WHODUNNIT? hitting the stage first at 11:15am. Tickets are $25 and go on-sale today, Monday Sept. 21 at Baskins, Hastings, Brookshire Brothers, and Sutherlands locations and online at and Children 12 and under free with paid adult.

About Cross Canadian Ragweed: Grady Cross, Cody Canada, Randy Ragsdale and Jeremy Plato have known each other since kindergarten in the band’s hometown of Yukon, OK. The band has been a force on the alt-country scene since 1998. It’s hard to define their music...part country - part rock. Originally having a core fanbase in Texas and Oklahoma, they have recently performed to sold-out crowds from coast to coast. On September 1, 2009 they released their 10th album, Happiness and All the Other Things, selling over 15,000 copies in the first week.

About Smith Music Group: Smith Music Group produces the Cross Canadian Ragweed Red Dirt Roundup every Labor Day weekend (currently in its 4th year) in the Ft. Worth Stockyards, and brought the event to Nacogdoches in the fall of 2008. Due to the success of the event they are back in 2009 with Stoney LaRue’s Party in the Pines (Saturday, August 29) and the 2nd annual Red Dirt Roundup (Saturday, October 17). For more information on Smith Music Group, visit

Bud Light Presents the 2nd Annual Cross Canadian Ragweed RED DIRT ROUNDUP, sponsored by Brookshire Brothers, BooKoo Energy Drink, Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails, Sutherlands, Hastings, Eventide Water, Regions Bank, Riba Foods, Pop Images, KTRE TV station, KYKS and KJCS radio stations.