February 15, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville recording artist and former professional bull rider, Austin Wahlert, will return to Texas, where he attended college on a rodeo scholarship, to perform at RFD-TV's The American presented by Polaris RANGER on Sunday, February 19 in AT&T Stadium following a one-hour performance in the FanZone at The American Semi-Finals on Friday, February 17 in Fort Worth, TX leading up to the event. Previous performers include Country music superstars Justin Moore, Jewel, and William Michael Morgan.
Known as one of the world's richest one-day rodeos, The American, which gives $2,000,000 in prize money on Sunday for the Finals and $1,000,000 in prize money at Semi-Finals, will begin with Semi-Finals on Wednesday through Friday at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and conclude with Finals on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. RFD-TV's The American is dedicating the entire week prior to the event to military and first responders by bringing the Wall that Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall, to the stockyards. The processional of the wall will begin on Tuesday, February 14 and will remain in the stockyards until Saturday, February 18 when the museum portion of the wall will move to the plaza at AT&T Stadium. Along with the wall, free tickets have been offered to active military and first responders at various bases, along with discounts.
"Playing my song 'Thin Blue Line' to honor first responders and military at an event called The American in Cowboys Stadium, it doesn't get more patriotic than that!" says the Colorado-native and Rocky Mountain CMA Songwriter of the Year, who is playing his second rodeo performance of 2017 after he performed as the first entertainment act at the National Western Stock Show in January.
Wahlert, who also performed at the 10th Round at the Wrangler's National Finals Rodeo in 2014 and the Mandalay Bay Stage in December of 2016, has had great success in both America and Europe, where his song "Long Live Cowboys" hit #7 on the international chart and broke the top 100 on the pop chart. His latest album I WILL WIN has been described by Real American Cowboy Magazine as a "ballsy album with songs that challenge your realities and make you swell inside, some even make you re-commit to things that you've left behind." The album can be purchased here.
Who: Austin Wahlert
What: Live at Semi-Finals FanZone and Live at RFD-TV's The American
When: Friday, February 17 and Sunday, February 19
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Tickets: For more ticketing information, click here.