KJ97 Cares For Kids Concert, Lee Brice, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, Jon Wolfe, Ryan Hurd, Sam Riggs & More!

KJ97 Cares For Kids Concert, Lee Brice, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, Jon Wolfe, Ryan Hurd, Sam Riggs & More!

Wed, March 13, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20 - $400

This event is 18 and over

Outdoors - Standing Room Only. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. Rain or Shine Show. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $20 Advance/$25 Day of Show

Lee Brice
Lee Brice
American country music singer and songwriter, born 10 June 1979 in Sumter, South Carolina, USA.
Married to Sara Brice.
Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum
At just 22 years old, Parker McCollum is already earning comparisons to critically acclaimed artists like Ryan Bingham and John Mayer. However, the young singer-songwriter has also worked tirelessly to establish his own name, a fact that is evident on his striking full-length debut album, The Limestone Kid, which will be released on Feb. 24, 2015. The 11-song record (featuring nine originals written by Parker — a writer mature beyond his age — and a guest appearance from steel guitar legend Lloyd Maines) covers an impressive amount of musical ground, from the driving roots rock of "Lucy" to the introspective heartbreak of the album's first single, "Meet You in the Middle." A rising star on the regional music scene, McCollum and his stellar band plan to take their energetic show on tour this year to celebrate the release of The Limestone Kid. For show updates and more: parkermccollum.com
Justin Moore
Justin Moore
Justin Moore's always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle, a well-developed case of "who I am" or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Arkansas. It doesn't matter why, just that the blazing sense of off the beaten path drives his album
of the same name.

Again teaming with fellow writer/producer Jeremy Stover, the pair turn up the guitars, lean into the swagger and refine the powerful good ole boy perspective that allows for all the bravado. There's a strong vein of tenderness and decency holding Moore's kind of country together. Look no further than Rhett Atkins/Ben Hayslip/Ross Copperman-written "Point At You," the lead single, that acknowledges every wild hair Moore has, but hits the bottom line of his goodness via the woman who became his bride.

Those dualities are the truest thing about most red-blooded American males. Get loud, get rowdy, but get home and emerge solid family men dedicated to some basic ideals that have defined this country. One need look no further than The Warren Brothers/Lance Miller/Austin Cunningham-penned opener "Old Back In The New School" to understand Moore is all about the things that last, the wild times and the enduring values making for a way of life worth living.

When he hits that chorus "Just 'cause something's hip don't make it cool/ Let's put a little old back in the new school..." with his hard twang tenor, Moore's authority is as real as the bite in his voice. It is that willingness to be "country" that gives Moore's kind of country its edge.

It's that kind of edge that draws a singer like Miranda Lambert to duet on the somber heartbreaker "Old Habits." Being too proud to figure it out and too set in one's ways to let go, it mines the classic country motifs with a wide-open throb that is every bit of regret honkytonk jukeboxes are made of.

Moore has always had an interesting way of negotiating the good ole boy/redneck reality that's defined today's hardcore country fan. A little bit rowdy, a little bit sentimental, a whole lotta roughneck, Moore has dented the country radio charts with three #1s in the anything but big city "Small Town USA," the sentimental family embracing "If Heaven Weren't So Far Away" and the fidelity pledge "Til My Last Day," in addition to the Top 10 mission declaration "Backwoods."

But the hits don't really tell the whole story. This is the man whose first single – a digital only release – was "I Could Kick Your Ass," who flexed his sense of humor with the new guy mocking "Bait A Hook" and unapologetically throw down "How I Got To Be This Way." And long before booty country became a touchstone, Moore dropped the swaggering "Back That Thing Up."

Indeed, Booty Country is full force on OFF THE BEATEN PATH. He has the Kim Kardashian and J-Lo invoking "I'd Want It To Be Yours" – co-written with Stover and Brandon Kinney – and the slip into the night guitar grinder "Off The Beaten Path" that slithers through the Patron and the moonlight.Good ole boys doing what they're good at. Moore has built a career eschewing the path most taken, building a fanbase of people just like him. Cars, trucks, creeks, cut-offs, dirt roads, water towers, a slower pace and harder way to hit it: those are the ties that bind the proud, the rebel yelling, the good timing kids who don't give a damn about the media, the above the line, the hardcore hipsters or the white collar noose of office work.

Take a certain amount of swagger, add some hard-rocking guitars and add "Country Radio," a howler that celebrates the ultimate lube for escaping the boredom and expectations. There's the same kind of bulked up, bearing down picture of pride of "Lettin' the Night Roll," pure freedom and the will to be alive.

That will be live life to its fullest, no fear, no looking back, marks Moore's intensity. Two strong hands, a back that can shoulder anything, this is working man's post-modern American – and that respect is what binds him to his woman in "That's How I Know You Love Me." Ultimately, she refuses to make him change, and takes what's there for what it is, loving him for all its busted glory.

To believe in values that last, to embrace what is enough and know it's more than plenty, that is the greatest truth for a man like Moore, who sees no reason to leave the place he grew up. Beyond the hits, the gold-certified albums and the momentum of a career hitting its stride, OFF THE BEATEN PATH is a collection of classic postcards that make up the ascending "This Kind of Town" and the driving chugger
"One Dirt Road."

You don't have to take it from Moore, though. No less than the great Charlie Daniels, a man who's hung tough for hardcore old school values is featured on "For Some Ol' Redneck Reason," a pledge of allegiance to living true to principles and never giving into convention. This is one of the truest event moments as Moore dials it back, unfurling the map of his heart and soul. Like Daniels, "A Country Boy Can Survive" vintage Hank Williams Sr. and the most mainstream-era of David Allen Coe, Justin Moore knows who he is, what matters and he's not going to bend or compromise those things in the name of chasing what everyone else is already doing.
Jon Wolfe
Jon Wolfe
The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he's a country singer and songwriter. Country music, as it was, is and always should be, with boots firmly standing on the bedrock of tradition and an eye focused on taking it into the future. And that, as any fan of true country knows, is no simple proposition.

At heart, it's all about being a great singer and storyteller. Hence the other best introduction to Jon Wolfe is to hear him sing and share the stories in the songs he performs and writes. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row, to give the highlights — and witness his faith in the power of music and determination to touch the hearts of others with something that means so much to him.

It's world class country music from the American heartland, informed by the great singers that inspired Wolfe — like George Strait, Garth Brooks (a fellow Okie), Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam, to name a few — yet fired by his own contemporary energy and vision.

It takes a unique conviction to give up a lucrative career as an oil commodities trader for British Petroleum, as Wolfe did, to pursue the dream of becoming a country singer. But music has been a vital force in Wolfe's life from early on, and it's already made him a rising star in the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma.

Wolfe's 2010 album "It All Happened in a Honky Tonk" introduced a modern country singer/songwriter whose music struck a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy and vision. His gift for getting to the heart of a song reflects the unique life journey that led him to realizing his dream of a career as a country music artist. While Jon has done over 400 shows during his career in Texas and Oklahoma, he has spent years writing with some of the best songwriter's in the business, while spending countless hours searching the catalogs of country music's most prolific songwriters.

Warner Music Nashville is proud to present the 2013 Deluxe Edition re-release of "It All Happened in a Honky Tonk". This album is born and bred deep in the heart of Texas, and soaked with dancehall sweat and swagger. You'll find Jon Wolfe as a co-writer on half of the album along with country music's finest songwriters, from the modern day hit writing trio known as the "Peach Pickers" to sure to be hall of fame writers like Tim Johnson ("I let her lie" Daryle Singletary, "He must have really hurt you bad" George Strait), James Dean Hicks ("Goodbye Time" Conway Twitty, "National Working Woman's Holiday" Sammy Kershaw) and Jon Robbin ("I Breathe in, I Breathe out" Chris Cagle).

"We've really started zeroing in on my own recipe," Wolfe says. "I've got little hints of my heroes, but this album is me. It definitely feels refreshed and updated, but it's country, and that's the deal.

"For years I prayed to be in country music, but I didn't know how," Wolfe recalls. Now that he's done so, he intends to remain true to all that country music means to him. "I like songs that deal with core emotions. I like people to listen to my music and be able to relate it to what they've experienced in their lives.

"I feel connected with the tradition," Wolfe concludes. "There's something a little bigger than just my dreams going on in country music. That's why I feel so strongly about doing what I do." And to make it all even sweeter, "I'm doing what I love."
Ryan Hurd
Ryan Hurd
As one of the newest additions to Universal Music Publishing Group's powerhouse roster, Ryan Hurd's songwriting accomplishments are astonishing. His catalogue is a brand of versatile and relatable music drawn from personal experience and a wandering imagination. His growing musical influences are as diverse as his writing, and include many Nashville hit-makers as well as indie songwriting stalwarts. He is a Kalamazoo Michigan native as well as a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

"One of my earliest memories of music is my Dad and his three brothers singing barbershop songs in a quartet," he says. Hurd's family was instrumental in laying his musical foundation. His mother, a talented pianist, encouraged her son to play piano and learn to read music. The years of lessons paid off in an unexpected way—they had piqued his interest in writing new songs instead of learning old ones. "The stories are important, but they aren't necessarily the most important part if the listener doesn't feel anything. I try to write a feeling more than anything else."

In his first year at UMPG, Ryan secured a cut on Jake Owen's Endless Summer EP. Since then, Ryan has become one of Nashville's most promising young songwriters landing cuts such as The Swon Brothers' "Later On", Rascal Flatts' "Payback", Blake Shelton's "Lonely Tonight" and Tim McGraw's "Last Turn Home".
Sam Riggs
Sam Riggs
Given the choice, Sam Riggs would take skydiving over watching movies on any given Sunday. That sense of daring is a key element in his brand of country, a rock-infused sound with a chip on its sonic shoulder from a guy who counts Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters, George Jones and Blink-182 among his influences.
A growing audience has found him. To date, Riggs has racked up more than 2.2 million streams on Spotify and over 600,000 views on YouTube. A number of his singles hit the upper levels of the Texas charts, including the ultra-country “Hold On And Let Go,” the thumping concert re-creation “High On A Country Song” and his vulnerable “Second Hand Smoke.” To top it off, Riggs picked up the Texas Regional Radio Award in 2016 for Top New Male Vocalist. Riggs’ music is making waves nationally, too – the 2016 indie release Breathless debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
A St. Cloud, Florida, native, Riggs’ career took off after he set welding aside and quit college in a series of events he calls “the ultimate gamble.” His risky nature and rebel spirit show through in the music, and that no-fear approach to life is quickly setting him apart.
“I need to push it to the edge,” he says. “I don’t know how to be any other way.”
Venue Information:
John T. Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, TX, 78023