FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2019
Texas Country Music Recording Artist Granger Smith to Headline Valero Texas Open’s 19th Hole Fiesta
Additional Performances By Luke Pell and Kimberly Dunn
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Valero Texas Open officials announced today the lineup of entertainers to perform on Saturday, April 6th at the 19th Hole Fiesta, an official FIESTA® San Antonio event. At approximately 5:30 p.m., after the last putt drops on the third round of PGA TOUR competition at TPC San Antonio, spectators can stick around in the tournament’s Backyard to enjoy a concert featuring three native Texans: Kimberly Dunn, Luke Pell and headliner Granger Smith.
|•||Kimberly Dunn: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and with New Smoke Show, she is ready to ignite. The 11-track album, produced by Grammy Award winner Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood), should mark Dunn’s explosion into mainstream music, after several years of burning up the charts in her native Texas. The album defiantly shows off all of Dunn’s various musical influences — country, pop and rock ‘n’ roll.|
|•||Luke Pell: When Pell shipped out for Afghanistan during his five years of service in the army, there was one thing he learned that he couldn’t live without: His guitar. “I had my roommate at the time mail it to me,” he laughs. Country music and love of country have long been important to Pell, who grew up on his family’s ranch in the tiny town of Burnet, Texas. Pell appeared on The Bachelorette's 12th season and most recently, he appeared on The Bachelor Winter Games on ABC. But while America may recognize his face from reality TV, it’s his voice that commands attention. Pell began his journey into the country music world with the release of his debut single “Pretty Close” and a cross-country tour. He kicked off 2018 with a self-titled EP release and single “Ball Caps and Blue Jeans.” Fast forward to today, Pell has debuted his latest single “Radio” and it can be streamed and downloaded everywhere music is available. Clearly, the music he heard on the radio growing up has shaped his musical decisions in his career.|
|•||Granger Smith: Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as "Yee Yee Nation" built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group's Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 smash "Backroad Song." Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing "Backroad Song" and followed it with the Top 5 hit, "If The Boot Fits." He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS "New Faces" show. He released his current full-length album When The Good Guys Win on October 27, which has spawned the Top 15 hit “Happens Like That” and current fast-rising single “You’re In It.”|
TICKETS: The 19th Hole Fiesta is included in the price of admission for all Saturday Valero Texas Open ticket holders. All tickets, General Admission and Hospitality options, for the 2019 Valero Texas Open are officially on sale through Ticketmaster and General Admission tickets will also be available for purchase at all H-E-B Business Centers starting Friday, February 8.
|•||Children 12 & under receive free admission with paid adult|
|•||College students receive free admission on Saturday, April 6 after 2 p.m. with college ID|
Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com for all details.
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ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN
The Valero Texas Open is the 6th oldest professional tournament in golf world-wide, the 3rd oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2012, the tournament celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker and 2018 champion Andrew Landry, to name a few.
Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become a leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open together with the Benefit for Children eclipsed the $100 million mark in charitable giving in 2015, becoming the fourth PGA TOUR event to do so. Raising a record $12 million in 2018, the tournament has now contributed more than $138 million to hundreds of worthy charities.
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