Chris Cagle to Headline Fifth Annual FRY Fest


By Ellen Kurt

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A Celebration of All that is Hawkeye, presented by MidWestOne Bank, is proud to announce Chris Cagle as the scheduled headliner for the FRY fest concert at 8:30 pm on August 30, 2013.

Special guest, Dustin Lynch will open for Chris Cagle at 7:00 p.m. on the Two Rivers Bank & Trust stage. Ticket prices are below. All proceeds will benefit the annual Coralville 4th Fest celebrations.

$10 — Online at (Now through June 14, 2013)
$15 — Online and ticket locations (June 15 through August 23)
$20 — At ticket locations only (August 26 through August 29)
$20 — (At FRY fest only)

Ticket locations will be the Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB, Coralville City Hall (credit cards only) and Coralville Hy-Vee, MidWestOne Bank (Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty locations) starting June 15.

Ask Chris Cagle what’s most important to him and you can bet he’ll answer this way: “Family, ranch, music. That’s it.” This response is seemingly simple for a man whose professional credits include two gold albums, two No. 1 albums and 12-charted songs.

From 2000-2008, Cagle released an almost nonstop catalog of hits that resulted in a scorching hot career. Cagle’s musical character and burning ambition never wavered but today, Cagle’s personal perspective has mellowed. 2012′s forthcoming album is, in more ways than one, a new lease on life.

Cagle’s 2012 release from Bigger Picture Group, under the working title, “Back In The Saddle” is his homecoming – a rekindling of his creative flame and a roaring reminder of his rock-infused country roots. It’s something he originated and what he does best: relatable, back-roads and familiar while also being a striking form of country music worth getting excited about.

Dustin Lynch opens for Cagle at 7 p.m. His debut single, “Cowboy and Angels,” is on its way to Platinum with nearly three quarters of a million singles sold. “Cowboys and Angels” – which has become an iconic, modern day classic – reached #2 on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Songs charts and has earned Lynch two 2012 FOX American Country Award nominations for “Single of the Year – New Artist” and “Video of the Year – New Artist.” Lynch worked with producers Brett Beavers (known for his work with Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Sunny Sweeney) on his self-titled, inaugural album which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart – making him the only new male act to have his album land at #1 in 2012.

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