Allan, Smithfield to appear at 97th annual Ski Hi Stampede

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MONTE VISTA– With the allure of a modern-day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.
San Luis Valley fans will have an opportunity to see Allan live at this year’s Ski Hi Stampede on Thursday, July 26. Opening for Allan is country music’s hottest rising duo “Smithfield.”
Tickets went on sale May 1 at www.skihistampede.com and will be available at the Stampede office here in July.
While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.
Allan re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the label home for the entirety of his twenty plus year career. He is currently finishing up work for his upcoming EMI Nashville release.
His last album, SET YOU FREE, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan.  The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row) and produced his fifth #1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain.”
The California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 8 million albums, 10 million tracks, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums and been certified gold five times.
Allan has five #1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed over 1.5 billion total streams. He’s described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone.
He sells out venues as a headliner from NY to LA, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.  
Smithfield is continuing to shatter industry norms and prove that with perseverance, anything is possible. The Texas-bred twosome’s breakout hit, “Hey Whiskey” put the independent act on the map in country.
To date, “Hey Whiskey” has sold more than 60,000 downloads, accumulated more than 2.7 million streams on Spotify, topped CMT’s 12-Pack Countdown and was in the Top 5 on SiriusXM’s Hot 30 Countdown for 6 weeks.
Smithfield is out streaming, selling, and playing more shows than most emerging acts signed to major labels.
Currently playing shows nationwide alongside their debut radio tour, the groundbreaking duo has opened for artists including Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Scotty McCreery, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Sara Evans, Old Dominion and more.
Consisting of Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith, Smithfield has already tackled career milestones including making their Grand Ole Opry debut and now regularly performing on the historic stage, Ryman Auditorium debut, being named an Artist to Watch by PEOPLE, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, NASH Country Daily and the Huffington Post and two top 5 singles on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown.


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