BROKEN BOW—Tonight is the night three hit country artists make their way to the Custer County Fairgrounds for the 2018 fair concert. Eric Paslay, Morgan Wallen, and special guest Tegan Marie will perform for the fans of Custer County.
Eric Paslay is no stranger to central Nebraska as he performed last year at the Cattlemen’s Ball near Anselmo at the Lonesome River Ranch. He said Custer County is beautiful and is excited to come back this summer.
“Heck yeah, we love it there. It’s just a beautiful part of the country and we love it. We did some of those river boats last time, that was wild,” Paslay said.
Paslay has written a variety of popular songs and two of his top hits include “Friday Night” and “Young Forever.” Paslay has been touring the United States and other parts of the world as he performs for U.S. troops and fans in other countries.
“It’s just amazing how far a reach country music has on the world right now and everybody’s loving it and we’re getting to go see some cool places and meet some new fans all the time so it’s pretty exciting, it’s pretty cool,” Paslay said.
Morgan Wallen, known for his song “The Way I Talk,” moved to Nashville in 2015 and combines country and rock into his music. As the son of a teacher and a preacher from Tennessee, Wallen began singing in front of his church congregation at age three.
Fourteen-year-old Tegan Marie is the special guest for tonight’s concert. She lives in Michigan and does online school in between traveling to and from Nashville. She recently started a summer tour and is looking forward to visiting the fairgrounds with her hit song “I Know How to Make a Boy Cry.”
“We actually just kicked off my first little summer tour in Colorado so you guys are our second stop and we are so excited!”
Tegan Marie has performed at the Grand Ole Opry nine times and told KCNI/KBBN she loves writing music.
“I feel like writing is always something that I wanted to do because I remember when I was a little girl I always wanted to tell stories and tell people about who I am and let them know me,” she said.
The concert is tonight at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:15 at the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.