It was 20 years ago that the Muzik Mafia took over Country music and they are celebrating with a summer tour.

When you think back to the summer of 2004 what comes to mind?

Shrek 2, Spidman 2, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban were all smash hits at the box office! The final episode of Friends has just aired. Country music in 2024 also saw the arrival of Gretchen Wilson and Big and Rich with their debut albums. That summer Gretchen Wilson took over Country with her debut smash single 'Redneck Woman' playing over the 107.7 GNA airwaves. It was also the summer that gave us the Big & Rich all-time classic 'Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy.' And the rest is history!

Gretchen, Big & Rich, and the Muzik Mafia went on to have quite a string of hits and concert tours in the 2000s, and this summer they are celebrating the summer that started it all.

Academy of Country Music Celebrity Motorcycle Ride In & Concert
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Big & Rich And Gretchen Wilson Announce Turning Stone Concert

So here we go with details on another can't miss Country show in Upstate New York this summer. Big and Rich are on the Celebration 2024 Tour featuring Gretchen Wilson to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'Horse of A Different Color.' Both artists will bring their energetic live show to Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY on Saturday, August 17th! Tickets for this show go on sale to Turning Stone Rewards members this Thursday, May 16th at 10 am and to the general public this Friday, May 17th at 10 am.

Every Country Artist Performing In Upstate NY In 2024

It is going to be another big year of Country shows in 2024, and here is a complete list of artists already scheduled to perform in the year ahead in the Capital Region and all over Upstate New York. Dierks Bentley, Hardy, Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, Tim McGraw, and so many others are already on this list! Don't miss your favorite Country stars - keep checking back here as we will be adding lots of shows in the weeks and months ahead.

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