Country music superstars headlining annual concert, Jennifer Belle kicks off the fun

April 15, 2022

Saddle up your horses because the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo is going big in 2022. Country music sensation Big & Rich is headlining this year’s annual concert on Aug. 5, in what is sure to be a wild night filled with dancing, singing, and boot-stomping. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Belle is kicking off the fun at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle, Colo. Tickets went on sale on on April 15, at 8 a.m., and are sure to sell out fast.

Known as America’s “Technicolor Cowboys,” Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich (Big & Rich) first took the country music scene by storm in 2004 with their triple-platinum hit record, “Horse of a Different Color.” That album introduced the world to their seminal hit, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.

“John Rich and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, entertainers. Together, they are one of the most truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world,” the group’s bio notes. “Big & Rich have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as the rarest of breeds — true country music game changers.”

Big & Rich has earned numerous Grammy, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Awards, and Country Music Television accolades, and awards. But the duo is also known for supporting a plethora of humanitarian efforts, children’s hospitals, underprivileged children in foreign countries, and our military veterans.

“I want to be a fun and entertaining positive voice and entity in my community, in the country and in the world,” Alphin said. “I hope people know that those are the things that are important to me. And when they leave a Big & Rich concert, they should feel like they’ve just witnessed the greatest show on Earth.”

Vocal virtuoso Belle brings passionate performance to Rifle

Jennifer Belle has captivated country music fans with her hit album, “Heart First,” earning the California native “New Country Artist of the Year,” and “New Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year” nominations. Inspired by myriad talents, such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, and Patsy Cline, Belle blends singing, songwriting, dance, theatre, and acting to produce memorable, exhilarating performances for audiences across the country.

Belle’s wide vocal range, eclectic sound, and heart-felt lyrics are sure to thrill. From the rocking “When I Get to It,” to the steamy “Ex,” concertgoers will be up and dancing from the moment she takes the stage.

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