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Dixie National Rodeo kicks off main events starting Friday

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The highly anticipated 58th annual Dixie National Rodeo is here with the main events beginning this week.

Various rodeo events and concerts performed by famous country music artists will be taking place Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12, and Wednesday, February 15, through Saturday, February 18, at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Dixie National Rodeo performances are as follows:

  • Friday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. – Randy Houser. The Lake, Mississippi native is best known for his songs “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight.” Houser has won a CMT award for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” and “Male Video of the Year.”
  • Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Chancey Williams. Williams is a singer, songwriter, and former saddle bronc rider who competed in rodeos while also performing on the main stage. His most popular songs are “The World Needs More Cowboys” and “One Hand in the Riggin.'”
  • Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. – Mark Chesnutt. Between 1990 and 1999, Chesnutt charted 20 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Eight of his songs, including “Brother Jukebox” and “It Sure Is Monday,” reached number one on the charts.
  • Wednesday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. – Lainey Wilson. Wilson is best known for her songs “Things a Man Oughta Know” and “Heart Like a Truck.” The rising-star is also featured in the popular song “Wait in the Truck” alongside Mississippi native Hardy. Wilson received the Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Artist of the Year in 2022.
  • Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. – Diamond Rio. Diamond Rio was founded in 1982 as an attraction for the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, Tenn., and was originally known as the Grizzly River Boys, then the Tennessee River Boys. The band’s most popular songs are “One More Day” and “Meet in the Middle.”
  • Friday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. – Casey Donahew. Donahew is a Texas country music singer whose last four albums charted on the Billboard U.S. Country top-10. The successful singer and songwriter is known for his songs “Drove Me to the Whiskey” and “He Ain’t a Cowboy.”
  • Saturday, February 18, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Chris Lane. Before pursuing a solo career, Lane fronted the Chris Lane Band and reached the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2012 with the album “Let’s Ride.” Lane’s 2022 rendition of King Harvest’s 1972 hit  “Dancing in the Moonlight” became an immediate hit and has been listened to over 29 million times on Spotify.

Tickets to the Dixie National Rodeo can be purchased at the coliseum’s box office or online. For more information, click here.

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