HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY ANNOUNCES NASHVILLE NIGHTS COUNTRY SERIES INSIDE ANTHEM
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (March 20, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has announced that a new country music series, Nashville Nights, will be hosted in Anthem. The weekly series will take place every Thursday night beginning on April 4 and will showcase up-and-coming country performers who are breaking into the mainstream country scene.
“Nashville Nights will give our audience the perfect opportunity to be introduced to artists who they will be hearing consistently on the radio in the near future,” said Entertainment Manager Missy Rarrat. “These performers are the next big artists in country music, and we are thrilled to be showcasing their talents inside Anthem.”
Tickets for all Nashville Nights performances go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, and may be purchased at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com or in-person at the Rock Shop. All events in Anthem are for guests 21 years and older.
DANIEL E. JOHNSON
Johnson grew up surrounded by music while living in Georgia and began his personal music journey by playing drums in a punk-rock band as a teenager. He lived less than a mile away from the local radio station in his town and would tune in to listen to his musical inspirations. Later in life, he would make visits to the station, occasional getting to perform live on the airways. He began playing and developing music of his own while attending college, taking inspiration from artists such as Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band and Dierks Bentley. After he finished his degree, he recorded songs in Atlanta before making the move to Nashville.
Since his move to Nashville, Johnson e has opened for artists such as Craig Morgan, Luke Combs and Cole Swindell. His latest EP, “All We Ever Knew,” was released in August 2018.
Dodds grew up listening to country music, tuning in to the Grand Ole Opry and watching the “Statler Brothers Show” with his grandparents every weekend. His dreams of becoming a country singer turned into reality in the summer of 2012, when he joined a band after years of performing karaoke.
Since joining the band, Dodds has opened shows for more than 25 national touring artists including Lee Brice, Brett Young, Kane Brown and Scotty McCreery. His songs were streamed 81 thousand times in 2018 and played in 60 countries.
Speer moved to Nashville in early 2015 to start his career as a country artist. Within a few months, he began to pack out some of the biggest country clubs in the Southeast due to his massive social media reach. He has opened for country artists such as Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore and A Thousand Horses.
His first single, “Good Time,” climbed up the ReverbNation charts soon after its release. With hundreds of thousands of digital downloads, “Good Time” charted in the top 40 country singles for three consecutive weeks, made many of Spotify’s country playlists and charted as a top 100 song on iTunes. Most recently, he released his debut EP in February 2019.
Hickman moved to Nashville and became a contender in the country music scene with the 2016 release of his debut EP, “Tailgate Dancefloor.” His first single “Rain” received widespread radio airplay and success on the Music Row Chart, charting in the top 70. His second EP, “Let Em Speak,” was released in 2017 with his single “Tipsy” reaching the No. 46 slot on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart.
He participated in the NASH Next competition and finished in the Top 20, which helped him solidify his position as a rising country star. He released his third single “Live For Tonight” after the competition ended, hitting the No. 27 position on the Music Row Chart and the No. 60 position on the Billboard Indicator Chart, an almost unheard-of feat for an artist without a major label backing. Hickman has since opened for acts such as Blake Shelton, Love & Theft, Jason Aldean and Eli Young Band.
BIG TIME GRAIN CO.
Fronted by brothers Chad & Bret Bourquin, Big Time Grain Co. is one of the fastest rising country bands in the Midwest. They were chosen as the sole band to perform at the Kansas City Royal’s World Series Celebration Rally for a crowd of over 800,000 in (year), and their song “Hard to Handle” was featured on a nationwide NFL broadcast of a Kansas City Chiefs versus Oakland Raider’s game. Their single “Little Redemption” recently topped out at No. 7 on the Music Row Main Country Chart.
Big Time Grain Co. has opened for popular country acts such as Gary Allan, Dan and Shay, Lanco and JoDee Messina.
Breaking Southwest, fronted by guitarist Kyle Gaston, guitar and vocalist Kent Bell and fiddle player and vocalist Lauren Hall, began as a band playing local bars and clubs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. They deliver a power-packed show filled with original tunes, unique covers and a stage presence that is hard to match.
The musical trio won the inaugural NASH Next Competition after an extensive series of challenges that included multiple songwriting competitions, a cover song performance and a fully-produced original music video. As the winner of the competition, the band received a deal with NASH Next Records and released their single “Ghost Town” in March 2016.
UPCOMING CONCERTS IN ANTHEM
3.29 Blue October
4.4 Nashville Nights: Daniel Johnson
4.5 From Ashes to New
4.6 Jerrod Niemann
4.11 Nashville Nights: Jake Dodds
4.12 Puddle of Mudd with Saliva & Trapt
4.13 Christopher Cross
4.18 Nashville Nights: Garrett Spear
4.19 William Clark Green
4.20 Beartooth with Of Mice & Men, Hands Like Houses and Dead American
4.25 Nashville Nights: Nick Hickman
4.26 The Dan Band
5.2 Nashville Nights: Big Time Grain Co.
5.9 Nashville Nights: Breaking Southwest
5.10 The Struts
5.18 Yngwie Malmsteen
5.24 Bad Wolves
5.25 Avatar with Devin Townsend, Dance with the Dead and ‘68
6.8 The Spazmatics
6.22 Hunks: The Show
6.28 Ashley McBryde
6.29 Koe Wetzel
9.27 Chicks With Hits
10.25 The Marshall Tucker Band