Country music, great food, and a beverage garden at the FRY fest concert featuring country star Chris Cagle made for a great FRY fest! Special guest Dustin Lynch kicked off the night on the Two Rivers Bank & Trust stage at 7:00 PM. All proceeds from the concert and beverage garden benefit Coralville’s 4thFest celebrations.
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. 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 opened for Cagle at 7:00 PM. His debut single, “Cowboy and Angels,” reached Platinum this spring with one million singles sold. The song – 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.