NEBRASKAland DAYS will play two acts in front of both Jake Owen and Kane Brown for the 2019’s US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series in June. The Casey Donahue Band and
Whiskey Bent will play Friday, June 21 in front of Owen, while Lindsay Ell and Travis Denning will play in front of Brown on Saturday, June 22nd
Donahew, a Burleson Texas native, (with the help of his wife Melinda,) has painstakingly carved out an impressive niche for himself on the country music scene over the past decade, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, he’s managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands, topped the Texas music charts several times, released four albums independently to critical acclaim, and forged a path all his own through the music scene without the aid or muscle of a major record label or power-suit management company.
Known for its high-energy shows, tight instrumentals and Tim Zach’s strong vocals, Whiskey Bent is a five-man country rock band based in central Nebraska. Whiskey Bent writes and performs its own music and covers a variety of top artists that include Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Johnny Cash and more. “Garth Brooks meets Metallica. We’re country with crunch,” explains Zach. “We like to push the
limits with songs and bring a rock attitude to every song we play.”
Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play
guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American
Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13.
The multiinstrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban.
A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Mercury Nashville’s Travis Denning vividly remembers the moment he realized he wanted to pursue music for a living. He was seven years old sitting in his Dad’s truck and heard AC/DC for the first time He moved to Nashville in 2014 and within a year signed a publishing deal with Jeremy Stover’s RED Creative Group. After securing outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and Chase Rice he caught the attention of Universal Music Group where he eventually signed a record deal in 2017. Travis just released his debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs,” an upbeat coming-of-age song that paints a picture of a young man reminiscing on his carefree college memories.
“We’re excited to showcase some unique talents in this year’s shows,” said NLD Executive Director David Fudge. “We have everything from home grown Husker State talent to a couple of fresh faces. We also felt like the move to three acts per night would help us deliver more value for folks coming to see our shows.”
Tickets to the US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series are on sale now at www.nebraskalanddays.com. Fans can get a combo pass to see all 6 artists for just $88.