NORTH PLATTE–NEBRASKAland DAYS has annonced its headliners for the 2022 Viaero Wireless Summer Jam Concert Series. According to the NEBRASKAland DAYS Facebook page, the lineup includes Tim McGraw on Friday, June 24 and Miranda Lambert on Saturday, June 25.
Miranda Lambert will be joined by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Belles. Supporting acts for the Tim McGraw show will be announced at a later time, according to NEBRASKAland DAYS.
Tickets go on sale on September 29 at 9 a.m. at www.nebraskalanddays.com.
Two artists who’ve already cemented their place among the brightest of stars in County Music will headline the Viaero Summer Jam Concert Series in 2022. Tim McGraw will appear on Friday, June 24th with Miranda Lambert closing the 2022 festival on Saturday, June 25th, 2022.
“Normally we catch artists either on their way up or after their careers have peaked,” said NEBRASKAland DAYS Executive Director David Fudge. “We’re thrilled to have two who are still among the best Nashville has to offer.”
McGraw is a Grammy Award-winning entertainer, author, and actor who has sold more than eighty million records worldwide and dominated the charts with forty-four number one singles. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, has four New York Times bestselling books to his credit and has acted in such movies as Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. He is the founder and inspiration behind health and fitness brand, TRUMAV. McGraw is considered one of the most successful touring acts in the history of country music. His last solo project spawned one of the biggest hit singles of all time, “Humble and Kind,” whose message continues to impact fans around the world.
The remainder of the lineup for the McGraw show will be announced at
a later date.
Lambert is the most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music. She is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 35 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 3 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year.
The celebrated singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically acclaimed Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.
Lambert will be joined by the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, who will spend 2022 on the road celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic hit “Fishin’ in the Dark”. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with the release of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple of their live show. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earned a pop resurgence in 1980 with “An American Dream” and “Make a Little Magic.” Those singles also found traction on the country chart, setting the stage for a major run at country radio. The band secured 16 Top 10 country hits between 1983 and 1990, including three No. 1 singles: “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream),” “Modern Day Romance,” and “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Bernie Leadon, a founding member of The Eagles, played in the band from 1986 to 1988 filling a vacancy by longtime member John McEuen.
First out for the Lambert show will be Belles, a family group from Omaha. On August 27th, Belles is releasing an EP titled “All Hat No Cowboy” featuring 7 songs I co-wrote with some of the finest writers on Music Row. Many of these songs have been featured on Spotify’s “Texas Music Now” & “New Music Nashville” Playlists. In 2019, Belles opened D.R.E.A.M. The Tour- the 7th largest grossing tour in 2019 with 96 sold out arena shows in the US, Canada, UK & Australia. They were main support for teen star, JoJo Siwa. Before this tour, Belles played over 300 gigs, including opening for Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band & more. Joining Belles on drums & harmonies is her 17 year old brother, Andrew and on acoustic guitar & harmonies is mom, Jaymie. Originally from the band, Mulberry Lane, she was signed to MCA Records in the early 2000s.
“The artists signed to for NEBRASKAland DAYS 2022 to this point have won 9 Grammy awards, and a whole bushel of CMA, ACM, and AMA awards along with a number of peer awars,” said Fudge. “This group represents one of the most accomplished lineups we’ve ever hosted.”
Tickets for the 2022 Viaero Summer Jam Concert Series go on sale on Wednesday, September 29 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.nebraskalanddays.com.