May
14
Fri
Classic Country Series: John Michael Montgomery w/ Whiskey Fox Trot @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

John Michael Montgomery

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot with Jukebox Rehab as a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets start at $25

Who: John Michael Montgomery and Whiskey Fox Trot

When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

Tickets already purchased for the June 26 performance are still valid for the May 14, 2021 performance. Anyone wanting to request a refund may do so by returning to the original purchase point. If tickets were purchased at the box office please call 336.734.1582 and leave a detailed message.

Tickets for the 2020 Classic Country Series are still on sale, with tickets for individual show tickets starting at $25 and a 4-show bundle starting at $72. All other remaining concerts are scheduled to be at their original dates and times.

Bio:

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when “Life’s A Dance” turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets—believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist.

It is readily apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape—pop icon and country newcomer Jessica Simpson cited “I Love The Way You Love Me” as an influence in a recent interview. It is apparent in the 2004 hit “Letters From Home,” one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in “The Little Girl,” a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting. It is apparent even in the pure fun that has always found its way into John Michael’s repertoire—songs like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” where John Michael’s vocal earnestness takes musical whimsy to another level.

John Michael’s origins lie in deceptively modest beginnings. He was born in Danville, Kentucky, to parents who imparted a lifelong love of music.
“Where most people have chairs and sofas in their living rooms,” laughs John Michael, “we had amplifiers and drum kits.”

The family band played on weekends throughout the area, and John Michael and his brother Eddie eagerly soaked up everything about it.

“To a certain extent,” he says, “my dad always had a natural ability to draw fans and entertain people; I don’t care if it was on the front porch, the living room, or on a stage. I think that transitioned to me and my brother being able to do that on stage.”
John Michael took over lead singing chores after his parents divorced, and he performed for a while in a band called Early Tymz with Eddie and their friend Troy Gentry. Nashville talent scouts began hearing about and then seeing John Michael perform and by the early ‘90s he had a record deal.

The hits followed steadily, with songs like “Rope The Moon,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “No Man’s Land,” “Cowboy Love,” “As Long As I Live,” “Friends” and “How Was I To Know” establishing him as one of the elite acts of the era. He received the CMA Horizon award and was named the ACM’s Top New Vocalist, setting off a long series of awards that included the CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist, and a Grammy nomination. Heavy touring meant he kept the close touch with fans he had begun in the clubs back home.

“You get to know your fans and what they like more and more through the years,” he says, “and you kind of gravitate towards one another.”

Indeed, he has always had an extraordinarily close relationship with his fans, and they have stayed with him through good and bad times.

Asked what he thinks gave him the edge in a career that calls millions but gives stardom to just a few, he pauses, then thinks back to the legacy of his parents.

“I reckon it was good genes and good blood,” he says with a smile. Few who know the depth and breadth of his own growing legacy would disagree.

 

 

Jun
25
Fri
Classic Country Series: Joe Nichols @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

 

Joe Nichols at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents Joe Nichols as a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th. Tickets start at $25

Who: Joe Nichols

When: Friday, June 25th 2021. Show starts at 7:30 PM, Doors open at 6:30 PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

Bio: 

Multi-platinum recording artist Joe Nichols is one of Country music’s most praised traditional Country artists. Nichols’ album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multi-week #1 singles: RIAA gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” Nichols has six #1 hits plus eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl,” and Top 10 smashes like “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters,” and “I’ll Wait For You.” The 4X Grammy nominee is the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association. Nichols is currently touring the U.S. performing his own headlining dates. For information on Joe Nichols and a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit: ​https://www.joenichols.com/​.