STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY GETS THE DANCE FLOOR SIZZLIN’
WITH LIVE MUSIC THIS JUNE
Enjoy live music from some of country’s hottest rising stars at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in June.
Hop on the mechanical bull or take a spin line dancing! Stoney’s has you covered with free line dance lessons Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Visit https://stoneysrockincountry.com/dance-lessons/ for details.
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
6611 Las Vegas Blvd. So., Unit 160 at Town Square
Fri., June 9 Leaving Austin
Fri., June 16 ROTUNDO
Sat., June 17 “Take Me Back Fest” featuring Stephen Wesley & Friends
Fri., June 23 Kassi Ashton
Sat., June 24 Jeremy McComb
TICKETS: Advance tickets start at just $10 and are on sale now at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13160/stoneys-rockincountry. Shows are open to 18+ and doors open at 7 p.m.
ABOUT LEAVING AUSTIN
With a profound sense of brotherhood, a passionate love of music and a fierce determination, Leaving Austin is forging a path in country music that’s solely their own. Comprised of Austin Machado, Davis Forney and Michael Stevens, the trio’s smooth vocals and distinctive songwriting have made them one of the most sought-after bands in Nashville. In less than a year, they’ve garnered co-writes with some of country music’s most successful songwriters including Jimmy Robbins (“We Were Us”, “It Goes Like This”), Scooter Carusoe (“Anything But Mine”, “Mean To Me”), Chris DeStefano (“Kick The Dust Up”, “Something In The Water”), Chris Dubois (“Buy Me A Boat”, “Today”) and- Thomas Archer (“Hurricane,” “You Broke Up with Me”).
But their path to this point hasn’t been as quick. Hailing from Visalia, California, a small farming town nestled in the far corners of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, they were all raised on the importance of faith, family and the belief that nothing was going to be handed to them. Country, pop and rock and roll became the soundtrack of their days working in farming and construction alongside their family and friends.
“I lived 40 feet from my grandpa’s house,” said Austin. “I just wanted to work on the farm like my dad and grandpa did. I loved it. My dad plays guitar and sings too so I grew up listening to everything from Van Halen and Boston to Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson to Michael W. Smith.”
“My mom was 90% Shania Twain while my dad was pure rock and roll,” said Michael. “I fell somewhere in the middle listening to a mix of pop, rock, Christian and eventually country. I spent my days making cattle feed on a local dairy farm. It wasn’t easy, but it taught me a great work ethic.
Davis, who credits his father as one of his biggest influences, always thought he would work in construction like his dad.
Originally from Southwest Ohio, Michael grew up singing and playing piano as a hobby when he wasn’t playing sports. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the US Army and served four years on active duty. During his last year in the Army, Michael decided to teach himself how to play guitar and started writing songs. He started out playing in small local dive bars, and quickly branched out. Now based out of Nashville TN, Michael tours nationwide and has opened for major artists such as Dylan Scott, Jamey Johnson, and Eli Young Band. He has since released his first singles with Rukkus Room Publishing and is on tour.
ABOUT TAKE ME BACK FEST
What to expect: Your favorites from the era that will ‘Take You Back’ from each one of these bands. The all-star lineup includes Stephen Wesley, a 2x Billboard charting artist. The genre bending country singer/songwriter has collaborations with several of music’s most accomplished and well-known bands and solo acts from Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame to Smash Mouth, Bubba Sparxxx, and his newest release, “Rock N Roll ft. T-Pain,” Stephen continues to push the boundaries of music and create his own sound. Stephen is joined by Charlie Colin, a two-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter, lyricist, and producer with three Billboard Top 10 Singles and three Platinum Records. Colin is the former bassist for the Grammy Award-winning band Train; as well as Kevin Cadogan (founding member of Third Eye Blind); Matt Fuller (Puddle of Mudd); Michael Ward (former member of The Wallflowers); Kenny Harris (Panic! at the Disco); Jeff Abercrombie (founding member of Fuel), and Donovan White (former member of Vertical Horizon).
ABOUT KASSI ASHTON
With a little bit of rock, a hell of a lot of soul, and a throwback R&B groove, Kassi Ashton has crash landed on country radio. “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” her irresistible debut radio single dropped in February, on the eve of her own 28th birthday. “It feels powerful,” she says of the moment’s alignment. Speaking about the song’s playfulness, she adds, “I want it to show that there are many sides to me.”
The release marks the critical next step for the buzzy young singer. Named to Ones to Watch lists by publications like Huffington Post and The Tennessean as well as juggernaut radio personality Bobby Bones, Ashton spent 2019 as one of the openers on Maren Morris’s GIRL World Tour. In 2018, she was featured on Keith Urban’s CMA Album of the Year-nominated LP, Graffiti U.
The simmering new song, it turns out, has a surprising origin story: an uncharacteristically giddy phone call between Ashton and her grandmother. One of nine children and known for her take-no-prisoners attitude, the singer was shocked when, one day, her elder fell into a fit of giggles on the other end of the line. “She’s like, ‘Me and your grandpa went on a date last night,’” Ashton recalls. “‘I made dinner, we packed it up in the truck, and we drove around all the roads we hadn’t seen in a long time.’”
ABOUT JEREMY MCCOMB
Good things come to those who wait, but luck favors the bold. And for Jeremy McComb, the balance comes naturally. A storyteller epitomizing “been there and done that,” McComb has explored nearly every facet of the entertainment industry, all on his own terms. From radio to tour managing, releasing five albums, growing an international fan base, hitting the Billboard charts, and writing songs for projects selling over 6 million copies … including a GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack (Blue Collar Comedy Tour – One for the Road).
Proudly and fiercely independent in both spirit and style, Jeremy was born in Idaho as a sixth-generation musician. Music is in McComb’s DNA but he’s a distinct branch on the family tree. Obsessed with artists who share a gift for storytelling (and little else), he found inspiration in everything from Jim Croce to Tom Petty, and now bridges the canyons between country, rock, and folk. McComb discovered a revelation during the last eighteen months of uncertainty and the effects of it became an influence for the songwriter. Like the rest of us, the constant state of chaos and complications led him to look back to a time when things were simpler. Which led to his latest project, aptly titled, The Way Back.
For a performer used to touring 140+ days a year in perpetual motion, The past few years were a challenge. But he rose to that challenge, finding solace in the silence and assembling an album in the process that perfectly captures the angst, frustration, and the joyous release we all felt returning to normal life, our loved ones, and the things that bring us happiness.
ABOUT STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY
The award-winning, world famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is Las Vegas’ premiere destination for locals and tourists who are looking for a boot stomping good ole time with line dancing, mechanical bull riding, beer pong, pool tables, and more. Located at Town Square, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is a 19,000 square foot high-energy nightclub that features a 2,000 square foot dance floor and 570 square foot stage for dancing and performances, along with a state-of-the-art sound system, live bands, and DJs. Open Thursday through Saturday, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country offers special promotions including the World-Famous Ladies Night on Thursdays where ladies drink for just $2 and live music from the latest and greatest in country music every Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and line-dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (702) 435-2855 or go to stoneysrockincountry.com. Find Stoney’s Rockin’ Country on Facebook, Twitter @StoneysLV, and Instagram @stoneysrockincountry.
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Hillary Smoot, SRO PR