Rockton Lions announce full headlining lineup for the 2024 Old Settlers Days
Chase Matthew - Thursday, June 13, 2023:
Warner Music’s Chase Matthew is becoming one of Nashville’s hottest young superstars. A Music City native, Matthew began his career by independently paving a path for himself in country music, due to his infectious personality, rowdy live performances, and authentic, relatable music – amassing a massive 750M+ global career streams (with more than 150M global streams on his first RIAA GOLD-certified smash, “County Line”), garnering 1.5+ million followers across social media and being named a HITS Magazine “One to Watch.” Since releasing his 25-track sophomore album, 'Come Get Your Memory,' on June 9, Matthew has been busy selling out venues across the nation on his headline ‘Come Get Your Memory Tour' and performing at fairs and festivals including CMA Fest, Rock The South, and more. Fans can keep up with all things Chase Matthew by visiting www.chasematthew.com.
Nate Smith - Friday, June 14, 2023:
A California native and lifelong music lover, Smith approaches that mission with a background as eclectic as it gets. Learning guitar at 13, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley and Bob Seger were among those informing his powerful, fire-from-within vocals, while Michael Jackson made him crave the spotlight and Nirvana gave his sound a jagged edge.
The young artist combined it all as a gifted worship leader, and first chased his neon dreams to Nashville in his early 20s – but it didn’t stick. The disheartened Smith returned home and thought he was “100-percent done” with his artistic journey … until a crucible of change burned away the past.
In 2018, Smith lost everything he owned in the devastating Camp Fire which tore through Paradise, California, now known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Although his family was safe, he struggled to cope and turned back to music for comfort, using a loaned guitar to co-write a song called “One of These Days.” “It was just to help me process, I guess,” Smith says. “And then hopefully help other people, too.”
Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Smith is a Nashville artist with a unique connection to life’s inner tug of war. And with his first batch of major-label music, he’s aiming to tip the scales once and for all.
“I just feel lucky that I get to be the messenger for these songs,” says the rising singer-songwriter. “I’m not here to be cool or anything like that. It’s literally just to hit people in the heart.”
Warren Zeiders - Saturday, June 15, 2023:
The Hershey, Pennsylvania, native began posting covers and original songs on social media and Spotify towards the end of 2020. His 2021 song, “Ride The Lightning,” has amassed over 72 million global streams and is in excess of 500 million global TikTok views.
“Warren is a gifted songwriter and storyteller, has the confidence and drive to work harder than anyone, understands all the modern tools at an artist’s fingertips to market and promote themselves, and is just a great human being,” says Aaron Bay-Schuck, co-Chairman & CEO, Warner Records. “We just had the best time getting to know one another and both Tom [Corson] and I felt that Warner Records was a natural fit for Warren.”
Parmalee - Sunday, June 16, 2023:
Known for their distinct family harmony, irresistible melodies, and sure-fire radio favorites, including Billboard’s Most Played Country Song of 2022, “Take My Name,” Parmalee has not-so-quietly become one of the genre’s most undeniable contemporary country hitmakers.
The group – comprised of brothers Matt Thomas (guitar/lead vocals) and Scott Thomas (drums), along with their cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long friend Josh McSwain (guitar) – has accumulated more than 1 billion on-demand streams and three No. 1 hits including their breakthrough hit “Carolina,” the Blanco Brown collaboration “Just The Way” and “Take My Name.”
The men attribute their longevity to a decade spent playing together with no measurable success, just the love of playing music for fans. They learned who each other truly was, so they knew who they were standing beside when their dreams became reality in Nashville.
The same is true when they go into the recording studio. The men trust their gut when choosing songs and are confident about what will connect with their fan base. Parmelee thought “Girl In Mine” was the fitting follow-up to “Take My Name” because the hooky, groove-filled love song is a perfect exclamation point on the affirmation every woman wants from her partner.
Concert tickets are on sale for Old Settlers Days 2024. Get the 4-day concert package for the discounted amount of $65. The SALE ENDS on Christmas Day.
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