LEWISBURG, WV (02/27/2023) – State Fair Officials are excited to announce the addition of Whiskey Myers, Zach Williams and Riley Green to the 2023 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup.
Zach Williams will take the stage Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 8 PM, while Riley Green will perform Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 8 PM. Whiskey Myers will appear at the State Fair of West Virginia on Friday, August 18, 2023, at 8 PM. Tickets for each show will go on sale Friday, March 3, 2023, at 10 AM.
“We are thrilled with the additions of Whiskey Myers, Zach Williams and Riley Green to the 2023 Concert Series,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “Routing for the artists featured in this year’s line up truly worked in our favor, and we cannot wait for the 98th Annual State Fair of West Virginia.”
Tickets will only be available via ETIX at http://statefairofwv.com/entertainment/ or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday 9 AM – 6 PM, or Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. Tickets will not be sold at the State Fair Box Office until later this spring.
The 98th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is slated for August 10-19, 2023.
Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 3,000 live shows to ever-increasing crowd sizes since their emergence in 2007. Their self-produced fifth studio album, WHISKEY MYERS, out now on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records, debuted at No. 1 on both the Country and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The self-titled project follows their previous album, Mud, which reached No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart with single “Stone” hitting Top 10 all-genre. In total, Whiskey Myers have sold more than 1.2 million albums and amassed over 1.5 billion streams while earning three RIAA Gold certifications. USA Today describes the band led by frontman Cody Cannon as “a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin,” with Rolling Stone noting “it’s the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot.” The band known for their high-energy live show and unique sound has also earned sync success with features (and an appearance) in Paramount Network’s hit show “Yellowstone” as well as the Renee-Zellweger-led Netflix series “What/If,” the Angellina Jolie film “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and the hit CBS series “SEAL Team.” For more information, visit www.whiskeymyers.com and follow on social media @WhiskeyMyers.
Music is supposed to feel “lived-in,” not unlike a favorite old jacket or a first car. At least, that’s what mult-platinum, two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Arkansas-born and Nashville-based maverick Zach Williams would say. Through a fusion of southern rock spirit and country soul, Zack creates music with an exterior which is worn down in the best way, but all heart underneath rough guitar riffs and gravelly vocals.
You’ll not only hear his journey in the music, but you’ll also see it in his unfiltered storytelling – how he went from a tiny town to international stardom, selling out shows, toppling charts, and collaborating with the likes of Dolly Parton. Along the way, he battled addiction, anxiety and insecurity, coming out on the other side with a whole lot to say.
Born in Jacksonville. Alabama. Riley Green was raised on the sounds of traditional Country, Bluegrass, and Southern Gospel music. He learned the spirit of songwriting and performing at a young age while spending time with his grandfather, Bufford Green, who ran the Golden Saw Music Hall. Riley shared the stage with him and other men of his generation, laying a foundation for the songs he’d craft in the years to come. His full-length debut album DIFFERENT ‘ROUND HERE was released in 2019 via BMLG Records and has produced GOLD-certified No. 1 hit “There Was This Girl” and
GOLD-certified single “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died” – a song People praised “might take him to a whole new stratosphere.” and one he shares co-writing credits posthumously alongside his two grandfathers.
Highlighting his Southern roots and relatability, he co-wrote each track offering a perspective Rolling Stone describes as “Drinks-in-the-air Nineties country at an Alabama vs. Auburn tailgate.” Named ACM’s New Artist of the Year, Green just
announced his next EP IF IT WASN’T FOR TRUCKS will be released September 11. Nominated for Best New Country Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, he was also voted as one of CRS’ 2020 New Faces and was named MusicRow’s
Breakout Artist of the Year at their Country Breakout Awards. Green was also selected as a CMT “Listen Up Artist” and one of MusicRow’s 2019 “Next Big Things.” After 2019 on Brad Paisley’s 2019 WORLD TOUR, his own GET THAT MAN
A BEER TOUR and Jon Pardi’s HEARTACHE MEDICATION TOUR he kicked off 2020 on Jason Aldean’s WE BACK TOUR through the Spring. For more information visit RileyGreenMusic.com.
For full artist bios, visit www.statefairofwv.com.