doctor martens outlet Charlie Major to headline rodeo dance
A Canadian country music star will headline the Camrose Spring Classic Rodeo’s rodeo dance.
The Camrose Regional Exhibition announced this past week that Charlie Major will play this year’s event.
Major was one of the genre’s biggest names during the earning three Juno Awards for Country Male Vocalist of the Year and was named Best Male Vocalist three times by the Canadian Country Music Association.
“He’s a Canadian country music icon who crosses all generations,” said CRE general manager Chuck Erman.
The CRE has made it a priority the last couple of years to bring in a headliner for the rodeo dance as opposed to having a DJ playing canned music. Two years ago Aaron Pritchett was brought in and last year it was Bobby Wills.
The rodeo dance and the rodeo means a whole lot more to the CRE than just a weekend of busting bulls and two stepping.
“It’s the whole tradition of what a rodeo weekend is,” said Erman. “Yes Camrose is a city, but we have to remember where we came from with our roots. When you go to a smaller community that’s a special weekend, just as it is here. As the city has grown, we’ve evolved and it becomes part of our whole western culture and our western heritage.”
Major was born in Aylmer, Que., and has been making music since he was 19 years old. He burst on to the Canadian country scene in 1993 with his album The Other Side with six singles that went to No. 1 on the country chart with “I’m going to drive you out of my mind” being named CCMA Single of the year.
“He’s one of those acts you can just watch and watch and watch,” said Erman. “If you haven’t seen him before, he’s got so many hits that you’ll be listening at the show and going ‘I know that song, I know that song, and I know that song too.”