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Clovis Rodeo announces concert lineup, ticket info. Here’s who’s on tap.

Chris Janson performs during a taping of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Country singer Chris Janson will perform on the opening night of the 104th Clovis Rodeo.
Chris Janson performs during a taping of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Country singer Chris Janson will perform on the opening night of the 104th Clovis Rodeo. AP

Chris Janson is coming into 2018 on a high, having ended his year opening for Garth Brooks at the sold-out show final performance of the star’s three-year tour and riding the success of his latest single “Drunk Girl.”

The song was No. 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the best country songs of 2017.

Also on that list (in the No. 3 spot) was “Diane,” the single from the Nashville singer Cam.

It’s worth noting because both performers have been tapped to perform at the 104th Clovis Rodeo, which runs April 26-29. Janson will play opening night, with Cam playing the Friday night slot. Both concerts begin after rodeo events. Tickets range from $20-$35 (or $60 for both nights) and are available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the rodeo ticket office. You can buy online through April.

Janson should be well known to local audiences. Outside of the radio singles (“Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink”) he’s been making regular tour stops in the area since at least 2013. He was at Tachi Palace in August and part of Kiss Country’s $5 concert series (and the 10th anniversary of JugFest) back in 2016.

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Country artist Cam will perform Friday, April 27 as part of the Clovis Rodeo. CLOVIS RODEO

Cam is more of a newcomer to the Nashville scene, having started as a songwriter in Los Angeles (she has a credit on Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz.’). She gained recognition (and a Grammy nomination) with the song “Burning House.” Her latest album, “Untamed,” is out now.

Along with the main stage entertainment, the rodeo will feature a variety of local acts prior to the rodeo each day. That list includes Aubrey Road, Ron Rogers and the Last Chance Saloon Band, JJ Brown and Jason Cade.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

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