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May 21, 2021


(Loveland, CO) – The Larimer County Fair is excited to announce its Saturday night headlining acts, rising country stars Tenille Townes and Tyler Rich. Save the date, Saturday, August 7, when the two will co-headline a free outdoor concert under the stars. Bring the whole family out to celebrate the Larimer County Fair with rides, food, shopping, animals, the PRCA Rodeo, and more.


Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter, Tenille Townes, earned accolades for her wise-beyond-her-year ballads before moving to Nashville in 2013. After years of taking in sets at the Bluebird Café and pushing herself in writing sessions, she started winning over Music Row with the songs that would eventually shape her acoustic EP, Living Room Worktapes. Each track told a potent story: her buoyant voice soared over love songs like “White Horse” and “Where You Are” with their clever choruses, but “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking),” in which she questions her faith after a senseless tragedy, and “Somebody’s Daughter,” an empathetic look into the life of a stranger, proved she had the range to write through life’s most difficult challenges.


By the spring of April 2018, Townes was, again, jumping in. Columbia Nashville released Living Room Worktapes by way of introduction. The revamped version of “Somebody’s Daughter” followed as her first single that fall, which quickly reached No. 29 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. Her amplified sound got the welcome it deserved as she opened for Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Dierks Bentley on the road, and she took home four honors at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. February 2020 delivered her Road to the Lemonade Stand EP; that served as a first taste of The Lemonade Stand, which Columbia Nashville will release in partnership with RCA Records on June 26. Named for a line from “Somebody’s Daughter,” Townes has savored the gradual build to her full-length debut as it encouraged her to reach new depths in her music while forging a deeper connection with her listeners.


For more information on Tenille Townes, please visit TenilleTownes.com.


Raised in Northern California, Tyler Rich found his love of music gathered around a Christmas tree alongside family singing holiday classics and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fast forward to graduating college with a degree in Economics, Tyler moved to LA to pursue a different game of numbers – music – exploring various genres with songwriting and bands before taking the leap as a solo artist. His fanbase has grown organically from Sacramento to Nashville, where in 2017, he signed a record deal with The Valory Music Co. and a publishing agreement with Big Machine Music. While introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, the 2018 CMT Listen Up and 2019 Pandora Artist has toured with Brett Young, Justin Moore, LANCO, and Dustin Lynch shared bills alongside Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay and more.


Enlisting Tyler as one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need to KnowRolling Stone touts him as “the newest member of country music’s radio-minded incoming class, with a homecoming king’s swagger and a valedictorian’s songwriting smarts.” SiriusXM chart-toppers GOLD-certified single “The Difference” and “Leave Her Wild” set the tone for his debut album TWO THOUSAND MILES, a reference to the distance between Los Angeles and Nashville as both he and his wife, actress Sabina Gadecki chased their dreams and embraced a bi-coastal relationship. While inspiration has been specific, the collection reflects feelings all people have in common – the need for acceptance, devotion, and places to call their own.