Rimbey librarian Jean Keetch is excited to be able to bring some great country music to town soon, featuring both local and internationally acclaimed talent.
The Rimbey Library, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canalta Hotel are pleased to bring Aaron Pritchett to the Peter Lougheed Community Centre, Nov. 22 and Jean Keetch said the tickets are already going reasonable well.
“I was thrilled to be able to get him,” said Keetch, who said she phoned his publicist to inquire about his availability and the response was favourable.
“We are hoping to pack the community centre,” she said.
Following Pritchett’s concert, local musician Tyson Prior will be on stage to perform and the music will continue ‘After the Party.’
Aaron Pritchett is a Canadian country music singer who got his start as a DJ at Rooster’s Country cabaret bar in Pitt Meadows, B.C. and played in a house band performing cover tunes.
In 1996 he record his first album titled Young in Love.
He got a big break in 2001 when he entered a singing contest called Project Discovery sponsored by CMT.
He won the contest with the prize being a professional music video directed by Steven Goldmann and $10,000 in cash.
With the prize money, he recorded the album ‘Consider This.’
The title track was co-written by Pritchett and BC Country legend Rick Tippe.
His career then began to hit more than a few high points with the release of his next album, Something Going On Here in 2003 and Big Wheel in 2006.
In 2008 he was signed to 604 Records and toured Western Canada with Toby Keith and Jessie Farrell to promote his album, Thankful.
In 2010 he released the album In the Driver’s Seat under his own record label, Decile Music.
His album, Body of Work: A Collection of Hits was released in 2015 under Big Star Recordings.
Twenty years after recording and releasing music, he released the album, The Score.
The lead off single, “Dirt Road In Em’ made it to number six on the charts giving the seasoned singer/songwriter a well deserved comeback.
The album, The Score, was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2017 Juno Awards.
When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl did well on the Canada County Billboard charts.
Singer/songwriter Tyson Prior, a well known name in the music industry will entertain from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
Originally from Newfoundland, Tyson travelled Canada playing in various bands for the last fifteen years, eventually putting down roots with his young family in Rimbey.
His songs are inspired by his experiences growing up in close knit rural communities amongst down-to-earth workaday people.
Tyson has mastered songs from many genres, from easy listening to hard rock. His true passion, though, falls under the stylistic umbrella of Americana music: a tapestry of traditional country, bluegrass, the blues, and folk, blended for a distinctive roots-oriented sound.