The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon continues the new year with a lengthy list of rock and country artists in the first half of 2021.
The updated Sam Galloway Ford Concert Series welcomes country artists Allie Colleen on Jan. 30, Rodney Carrington on Feb. 5, Tracy Byrd on Feb. 6, Easton Corbin on Feb. 13, Matt Stell on Feb. 27, Parmalee on March 5, The Red Clay Strays on March 13, Tracy Lawrence on March 19, The LACS and Demun Jones on April 3, Craig Morgan on April 10 and Randy Houser on May 1.
Other concerts at The Ranch Concert Hall (not part of the Galloway series) include Buckcherry on Feb. 10, Ryan Montgomery on Feb. 19, Slaughter with L.A. Guns on March 6, Collie Buddz, Keznamdi and 4th & Orange on March 18, Mike Tramp and John Corabi on May 25, Kix and Vixen on June 17 and Sebastian Bach on July 2.
Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer playing sold-out shows around the world as one of the top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the past two decades. A platinum-recording artist, Rodney’s recorded eight major record label comedy albums, followed by three albums on his own record label, Laughter’s Good Records. His last album “Here Comes the Truth” (released 2017) climbed to #3 on the comedy charts, accruing tens of millions of streams on Spotify and even spawned a Netflix special.
Tracy Byrd became a household name on the country music scene in 1993 when his third single, called “Holdin’ Heaven,” off of his MCA Records, self-titled debut album, hit #1 on the Billboard Country charts. The album also included the remake hit of Johnny Paycheck’s “Someone to Give my Love to” cementing Byrd as a traditional country troubadour. The debut album went on to be certified gold, a reward signifying sales in excess of 500,000 copies.
Byrd’s second project, “No Ordinary Man,” kept building on the momentum the first album created, the first radio single from it called “Lifestyle’s of the Not so Rich and Famous” reached #4, followed by another top five hit, “The First Step,” then with the release of the smash, chart topping hit “Watermelon Crawl” the second album crossed the half million sales mark and certified Gold. The release of the 4th and last single on this project moved Byrd to the top of both the Billboard Album and Singles charts. The song was called “The Keeper of the Star’s” and it shot to #1 on the singles charts and pushed the album to Double Platinum Status, which certifies sales of over
“The Keeper of the Star’s” won Academy of Country Music’s “Song of the Year” award in 1995.
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 spent 2016 on one of the biggest tours in country music-Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour which Billboard named the #1 country tour of the first half of 2016 Forbes picked it as one of 10 hottest tours of the fall. 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.
The Ranch is still adhering to limited capacity for concerts and events. Schedules are changing constantly, and ticket buyers are advised to always check with the venue before the event.
For tickets & details, go to 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.