NOTE: Some March shows have been rescheduled.
Mark your calendars for a full lineup of national recording artists coming to The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers.
The Sam Galloway Ford Concert Series presents Matt Stell on March 6, Colt Ford and Koe Wetzel on March 13, Joe Nichols on March 14 (rescheduled to June 19), Craig Morgan on March 20 (rescheduled to June 26), Easton Corbin on March 27 (rescheduled to Sept. 19), Scotty McCreery on April 10, Allie Colleen on April 11, Tony Jackson on April 25, Aaron Watson on May 2, Shenandoah on May 9 and Joe Diffie on May 16.
With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, his follow-up to 2014s Thanks for Listening, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream – the one where you “wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on “No Rest.” Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together – friends, family, our faith in a better future.
Koe Wetzel is best known as the leader of country music group “Koe Wetzel and the Konvicts”. The group released their debut album “Out on Parole” in 2015 before releasing their breakthrough record, Noise Complaint, in 2017. Koe lived in Pittsburg, Texas, before moving to Stephenville, Texas. He attended Texas Southern University. His song “February 28th, 2016” became the most listened-to country song in several Texas cities in 2017, including Richardson, Plano and Arlington.
As Joe Nichols began work on a brand new batch of old-school country music, he found himself looking back for inspiration. Back to his early career, back to true friends and the simple perfection of pure country music … back to things that never get old. “Full circle is the term I would use,” the Arkansas native says about his new project, fittingly titled Never Gets Old. “The whole theme of the record is ‘Let’s get back to where it all began for me. Let’s get back to where my passion for music began.’”
From 2002’s Man With a Memory on, Nichols harnessed that passion as a steady hit maker, racking up six Number Ones and eight Top 10s, including chart-topping modern classics like “Brokenheartsville” and “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” He’s a four-time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner, and his last album offering, Crickets, kept the success going, sending both “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75” to Platinum-certified Number One status.
The multi-faceted Renaissance man proves it on his upcoming new studio album, aptly titled A Whole Lot More To Me, a record that furthers Morgan’s reputation as one of the genre’s most commanding vocalists.
While his singing on such hits as the multi-week Number One “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester,” “Bonfire,” “This Ole Boy” and “Wake Up Lovin’ You” was exemplary, Morgan has somehow found a new level and vocal range in the studio. On his forthcoming LP, his third with label home Black River Entertainment, he’s making the most relevant, authentic and moving music of his career. It’s a point that “When I’m Gone” drives home, as Morgan sings about living life with no regrets.
With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement.
His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. In 2012 the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on country airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. Corbin’s new single, “A Girl Like You,” from his upcoming fourth studio album is Top 30 and climbing and was released to rave reviews.
Other upcoming concerts: Collie Buddz, Keznamdi and 4th & Orange is set for March 19 and James Carothers on April 17.
The Sam Galloway Concert Series was started in the fall of 2014 to help bring awareness to Community Cooperative (The Soup Kitchen) and the good work they do in the community. The concert series features rock and country artists on a regular basis at the venue. Portions of the profits of each concert go to help
Community Cooperative feed the community. For every pound of food donated, Sam Galloway Ford donates $1 to Community Cooperative. Concert goers are also encouraged to bring canned food items to the concerts at The Ranch.
For tickets & details, visit www.theranchfortmyers.com. The Ranch can be reached at 239-985-9839. For most concerts, the doors open at 7 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.