FORT WORTH, Tex. (March 15, 2022) – Ahead of the first-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, the organization in partnership with Live Nation and Trail Drive Management today announced the blockbuster lineup for the PBR World Finals Concert Series at Will Rogers Auditorium.
GRAMMY-award winning artists Travis Tritt and LeAnn Rimes, along with Robert Earl Keen, who is amidst his farewell tour, will join the lineup alongside the already announced Charley Crockett, scheduled to perform May 13-21.
The 2022 PBR World Finals will buck into Fort Worth on May 13-22. The opening rounds of competition will be held May 13-15, with the action coming to a climactic end May 19-22 when the 2022 PBR World Champion will be crowned, earning the coveted gold buckle and accompanying $1 million bonus.
The 2022 PBR World Finals Concert Series will begin on May 13 with a performance by Crockett, followed by Tritt on May 19, Rimes on May 20 and Keen on May 21.
About the performers:
- Charley Crockett: For 37-year-old Charley Crockett he is amidst a prolific run, having recorded 10 records in six years. Known for his cross-genre appeal, Crockett has a one-of-a-kind voice which lead some to call him neo-country and others a bluesman. Crockett hails from San Benito, the largely Hispanic farming community in the Rio Grande Valley of extreme south Texas, where he grew up and raised by a single mother. After spending his early years in the musically-rich San Benito, which is home to a museum in honor of Narciso Martinez, and the birthplace of Freddy Fender, Crockett bounced between Dallas, New Orleans and New York City, where his passion for the business and unique sound continued to develop. Persevering through all the hardships he faced, Crockett has established himself as an artist to watch, garnering up to 50 million views online of his companion music videos. Crockett’s latest album is a double LP of the singer’s original hits, further defining his unique role as a singer-songwriter-performer.
- Travis Tritt: Georgia-native, and Grand Ole Opry member Travis Tritt has had many adventures courtesy of the music industry, including helping to reunite the Eagles, to being mentored by icons Waylon Jennings, Kenny Rogers and Charlie Daniels. Tritt is a two-time GRAMMY-award winner and has also earned four CMA Awards and a Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist. Seven of Tritt’s albums have been certified platinum or higher, earning him more than 30 million in career album sales, while five of his songs have been No. 1 singles and 20 Top 10 hits. However, Tritt isn’t done just yet. In 2021, Tritt released Set In Stone his first new studio album in more than a decade. The lead single on the album “Ghost Town Nation,” is a potent anthem that epitomizes Tritt’s distinctive voice and outlaw edge that has served him well for more than three decades.
- LeAnn Rimes: LeAnn Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter who has won two GRAMMY Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; two Country Music Association Awards and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest solo artist to take home a GRAMMY Award, and at 15, she became the first country artist to win “Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards. Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, Rimes’ ballad “How Do I Live” holds the record as Billboard’s Hot 100 all-time No. 1 hit by a female artist and continues to rank No. 4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Song.” Rimes is now celebrating her 25th anniversary as a recording artist, commemorating the release of her debut album “Blue,” and will release her next studio album, god’s work, in 2022.
- Robert Earl Keen: In January 2022, legendary Texas songwriter and entertainer Robert Earl Keen announced the culmination of his 41 year touring career, embarking on his 2022 Final Tour, I’m Coming Home: 41 Years on The Road. With a catalog of 21 albums, a band of stellar musicians, and many thousands of shows under his belt, POLLSTAR ranked Houston-native Keen in its Top 20 Global Concert Tours in July, 2021. Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world. From the beginning, Keen took the road less travelled. He produced and financed his first album, No Kinda Dancer, making a name for himself when he won the Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Songwriting Competition. After his debut release, Keen moved to Nashville, where he worked at the legendary Hatch Show Print as a pressman. When he returned to Texas, Keen released The Live Album and West Textures, the seminal album which debuted the rowdy rockin’ fan favorite “The Road Goes on Forever.” Keen continued to steer clear of the waters of the country mainstream. His authentic alternative to three-and-a-half minute repetitious radio tunes formed the perfect storm of Keen’s literate song craft, razor wit and killer band. It stirred up a grassroots sensation not seen since the ’70s heyday of maverick outlaw country.
Tickets to all four concerts for the 2022 PBR World Finals Concert series go on-sale Friday, March 18 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
The 2022 PBR World Finals opening weekend will take place at Dickies Arena Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 6:45 p.m. CDT, and Sunday, May 15 at 1:45 p.m. CDT. The action will continue on Thursday, May 19, Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21 at 7:45 p.m. CDT, concluding on Sunday, May 22 at 8:45 a.m. CDT.
Single-day tickets are on sale now, and start at $42, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the Dickies Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass on Pluto TV, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
Courtesy of PBR to Tenn Texas Media