British Columbia’s premiere country music festival proudly announces the second wave of festival headliners: Dallas Smith, Chase Bryant, The Road Hammers and High Valley. The sixteenth annual Sunfest Country Music Festival, featuring headline performances by Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley is set to take place in the Cowichan Valley over four nights, July 28 to 31, 2016.
As the lead signer of the multi-platinum Canadian rock group ‘Default,’ Dallas Smith needs little introduction. The Canadian music icon became increasingly interested in crafting the music on which he grew up on, and in 2013 released his first country album ‘Jumped Right In.’ Nominated for 5 Canadian Country Music Association Awards and Country Album of The Year during the 2013 Juno’s, Smith transitioned into the country scene flawlessly. In 2015, Smith released his second album ‘Lifted’ and won Country Album of The Year at this past years Juno’s. In less than two years, Dallas Smith has toured with country giants Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line.
Twenty-two year old Chase Bryant’s life has been defined by music. Raised in Orange Grove Texas, Bryant’s Grandfather played piano in both Roy Orbison’s and Waylon Jennings bands, while his uncles later formed the popular 1990’s band ‘Ricochet.’ Singed to RED BOW Records based on samples from his closet song recordings, the young performer made Rolling Stone’s ‘Top 10 Country Artists to Watch for 2015,’ and is making a quick name for himself in the country music world.
Brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel, the duo behind ‘High Valley,’ are true home-grown Canadian country boys, hailing from a 1,400 acre farm in Northern Alberta. Combing elements of bluegrass, classic country and pop, ‘High Valley’s’ music has been coined pop-grass and has a sound all its own. Brothers Brad and Curtis, who have recently toured with Alan Jackson, Shania Twain and Little Big Town have also recently won 10 GMA Canada Covenant Awards and have been nominated for several Juno awards.
One of Canada’s highest selling country artist trios in history, The Road Hammers are a band anyone can truly appreciate. Sowing country music together with rock, the band of 3 have seen many accolades including 2005 & 2006 CCMA Group of The Year and recently, nominated for the CCMA 2014 Group of The Year. Their self-titled album ‘The Road Hammers’ went platinum within its first year and the trio has seen 6 top 10 hits in Canada.
Early Bird Single Day Tickets go on sale November 9, 2015, at 10am for a limited time only and while quantities last. There are 3 Early Bird Single Day Ticket options: General Admission, Reserved Seating or VIP single day tickets, as well as full weekend passes. Sale ends December 31, 2015. Visit www.sunfestconcerts.com for details.