Part of the Festival at Sandpoint series. One of country music’s all time greatest duos. When these two Kentucky boys, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, busted onto the national scene in 1999 with their defiant “Hillbilly Shoes,” country music fans took notice of the hard driving duo. They’ve scored 14 Top 10 Singles with five hitting No.1: “Something to be Proud of,” “If You Ever Stop Solving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I knew It All” and “Roll with Me.” Known for its Southern rock influences, Montgomery Gentry has collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting and members of The Allman Brothers Band. The Grammy-nominated duo has garnered multiple Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards, induction into the Grand Ole Opry, critical acclaim and the admiration of millions of fans. In 2010 the hard-running honky tonkers were also recognized for their significant philanthropic work, receiving the Academy of Country Music’s Humanitarian Award. With their latest release, Rebels on the Run, the duo has secured their place in musical history with a unique blend of country, southern rock and Everly Brothers-like harmonies combined with relatable lyrics.
Up and coming country artist Wade Bowen comes to us from the Red Dirt circuit in Texas where he has amassed a string of regional hits and awards and a passionate fan base. He has been influenced by the full spectrum of Texas artistry, most notably Robert Earl Keen and Guy Clark.
Festival favorites Chris Webster and Nina Gerber teamed up in the studio to record Apple Blossom Lane and are now touring together. Webster’s career began nearly two decades ago as the teen-aged lead singer for one of California’s best know regional acts, Mumbo Gumbo, followed by four acclaimed solo releases. Gerber is a renowned guitarist who has collaborated with some of the folk world’s finest, most notably as Kate Wolf’s longtime accompanist. Acoustic or electric, she sounds beautiful, smoky, precise, full of the licks you love to hear. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m.