A “Redneck Yacht Club.”
Anthems celebrating the “Young And Foolish.”
And exes who don’t even drink whiskey?
This year’s talented lineup of musicians set to headline the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede, though exclusively male, all specialize in authentic sounds and tales of recognizable American lives.
Attendees savvy enough to bring their dancing shoes, those seeking both an abundance of twang and something a little smoother alike, can be assured of crowd-pleasing sonic stylings in abundance.
Craig Morgan, John Gurney, David Borné and Stevie Monce will share the fair’s biggest stage through Saturday, Aug. 24.
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At 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, get set for Stevie Monce.
Known for his unique style of music that combines classic rock with an unmistakable southern flair, Nashville-based artist Monce is setting the music scene on fire with the release of his new EP, “Stay On Fire.”
Through performing countless sold-out shows and music festivals with country music superstars such as Cole Swindell, Love and Theft, Michael Ray, and Zac Brown, Monce captivates his listeners with his distinct sound and undeniable stage presence.
On Friday, Aug. 23, again at 8 p.m., John Gurney and David Borné will share the stage.
Gurney’s musical roots run deep: a composer/performer mother with a gift for lyricism and an acoustic engineer father with a pitch-perfect ear.
Raised in Chicago, with bedrock Midwestern roots, he eventually packed up his degree from the University of Missouri and headed for Nashville.
He began to find his voice as a performer and songwriter and, within a few short years, wrote the song that won the prestigious 2018 Nashville Songwriters Association International Song Contest, presented by Country Music Television.
In 2018, Gurney was cast in the first season of E! Network’s show, “Very Cavallari.” His song, “I Can’t Take You Anywhere,” was featured throughout the show and reached the top 50 on the iTunes country chart upon its release. His song, “Home With Her,” has been featured on Spotify’s “Hot Country” playlist, as well as appearing on Viral 50 charts in Canada, Australia, Denmark and the United States. It also appeared on Spotify’s “Global Viral 50” chart.
David Borné (pronounced Bor-nay) is an Americana singer/songwriter and artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Borné has been performing in Nashville and has released his independent debut EP, “Break My Heart,” in March of 2016.
Finally, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Craig Morgan will perform.
A multi-faceted entertainer, Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran.
One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the four-week No. 1 song, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”
He received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent 17 years serving America in the Army and Army Reserve. He remains an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and has made 15 overseas trips to perform for the troops.
A recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award, in 2018 he was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to American military men and women around the world.