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Rocky Mountain Stampede Announces Night Shows for 2004

Greeley, CO.- The Rocky Mountain Stampede (formerly the Greeley Independence Stampede) announced the 2004 Stampede Concert Series Monday. Headlining the six star-studded night shows at this year's Stampede, which is set to begin on June 24 and culminate on the 4th of July, is Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Lonestar, Chris LeDoux, Journey and the Doobie Brothers. Along with an incredible headlining cast, come additional opening acts Gary Allen, Emerson Drive and more to be announced at a later time.

Reba McEntire's resume speaks for itself. With a career that has spanned over television, Broadway and of course country music, McEntire has become the jewel of country music. Over her long and illustrious career, McEntire has accumulated countless awards, including seven Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, twelve Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, the 2003 ACM Leading Lady Award, fourteen American Music Awards, the 2003 Country Music Broadcasters Lifetime Achievement Award and two Grammy Awards to name a few. McEntire highlights the June 26th show along with the rapidly up and coming Emerson Drive. With the success of hit songs, "Fall Into Me," "Only God Can Stop Me Loving You" and "I Should Be Sleeping," the 2003 ACM Top New Vocal Group is one of the hottest new groups to hit the country scene the past year.

Rascal Flatts stormed onto the country music scene with the release of their debut self-titled album, which continues to sell over 10,000 albums a week two years after it's release. Their follow up album Melt, took a mere five weeks to go Platinum and debuted at #1 on the country sales charts. In addition to acquiring millions of fans, Rascal Flatts has enjoyed receiving numerous awards including the 2003 CMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2003 ACM Vocal Group and Song of the Year, the 2002 CMA Horizon Award and the 2001 ACM Award for New Vocal Group. Hit songs include "These Days," "I'm Moving On" and "Love You Out Loud." Rascal Flatts headlines the June 27 concert along with county music heartthrob Gary Allan. Gary Allan has been a mainstay in country music for many years. Allan is enjoying the wildly successful release of his fifth album See If I Care, which features the hit song, "Tough Little Boys." The once designated "country music's sexiest star," by People Magazine and Country Weekly offers numerous hit songs, including "The One," "Man to Man," "Right Where I Need To Be" and "Her Man."

Classic Rock makes a return to the Stampede this year with Journey on June 24. Journey emerged as one of the most popular bands of the 80's and 90's with hit songs, "Don't Stop Believing," "Open Arms" and "Be Good To Yourself." The band continues to produce albums, and recently released Red 13 in 2002. Red 13 marks the thirteenth album by Journey.

Also highlighting a night of classic rock at the Stampede is the Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers have accounted for numerous awards in the group's long history, including two Grammy Awards and six Top 25 Billboard Albums. Hit songs like "China Grove," "Listen to the Music" and "Black Water" are what have made the Doobie Brothers a part of music history. The band continues to produce albums, and recently released Sibling Rivalry. The Doobie Brothers perform on July 2 at the Rocky Mountain Stampede.

On July 3, the wildly popular and heavily acclaimed Lonestar makes a return to the Stampede. Lonestar is best known for hit songs "I'm Already There," "What About Now," "My Front Porch Looking In" and "Amazed." The band has produced nine #1 singles and has five Grammy nominations to their credit.

A familiar face returns to the Stampede to cap off what is the largest 4th of July celebration. Chris LeDoux is a long-time favorite for Stampede-goers, and brings his unique brand of "cowboy" music to the concert on July 4. LeDoux, a former Bareback Bronc Riding World Champion, began writing and performing music while still competing on the Pro Rodeo circuit, and continues to write music with roots in the cowboy way of life. Horsepower, his latest offering, marks LeDoux's 36th album. The album is described as "cowboy in some places, rocking in others, but vivid and true everywhere." LeDoux's hits include "County Fair," "Cadillac Ranch," "Hooked On An 8 Second Ride" and "Tougher Than The Rest" to name a few.

The Stars & Spurs package features the July 2 Doobie Brothers concert, the July 3 Lonestar concert and the July 2 Pro Rodeo for one low price! These concerts will not be sold separately until mid-May.

2004 Stampede Concert Series

Journey w/special guest TBA Thursday, June 24 8:00 p.m.
Reba McEntire w/special guest Emerson Drive Saturday, June 26 8:00 p.m.
Rascal Flatts w/ special guest Gary Allan Sunday, June 27 8:00 p.m.
The Doobie Brothers w/ special guest TBA Friday, July 2 8:00 p.m.
Lonestar w/ special guest TBA Saturday, July 3 8:00 p.m.
Chris LeDoux w/ special guest TBA Sunday, July 4 7:30 p.m.

One of the top Pro Rodeos in the world will again be featured at this year's Stampede, which annually draws all the top rodeo athletes in the world to Greeley. Stampede Pro Rodeos begin on June 27 and run daily through July 4, wrapping up with the Coors Stampede Finals. The Finals will again be delay telecast on the Outdoor Life Network as part of the Pro Rodeo Summer Tour.

Other events featured at this year's Stampede include the ever popular Demolition Derby, which is set for June 25 at 4:00 p.m., the Western Art Exhibit & Sale, televised 4th of July Parade, Kids Rodeo, Free Entertainment, Beer Garden and much, much more.

Box Office Opening

The Rocky Mountain Stampede Box Office opens Tuesday, December 9-just in time for holiday gift giving. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located in Island Grove Regional Park, 600 N. 14th Ave., Greeley. Ticket purchasers can also purchase tickets by calling the Stampede Box Office at 970-356-BULL (locally) or 800-982-BULL (nationally), or through TicketsWest in any King Soopers Store and select City Market Stores.

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