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.
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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.
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.