Summer Concert Series Returns to Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss Saturday

Kicking off year seven of their free concert series in 2017, Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss will host headliner Brett Young and openers Mitchell Tenpenny and Valerie Ponzio (NBC’s The Voice contestant) on Saturday, May 13 at 7pm.

Named one of Shazam’s “Emerging Artists of 2017,” Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. “Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone Country), Brett recently released his self-titled, debut album on BMLG Records February 10, 2017.

Photo courtesy Freedom Crossing
Photo courtesy Freedom Crossing

The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler) and features 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by Brett, including his debut No. 1 hit single “Sleep Without You.” The accompanying video has amassed over 14 million views since its release.

The follow-up single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” is currently being introduced to Country radio and has already hit No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway.

In addition to his own headlining dates, the California native was most recently on the road with Brad Paisley’s ‘Country Nation College Tour’ and will join Luke Bryan’s ‘Kill the Lights Tour’ and Justin Moore and Lee Brice for their ‘American Made Tour’  before heading out with Lady Antebellum’s ‘You Look Good World Tour 2017’.

Over the last seven years Freedom Crossing has hosted the free summer concert series, Let Freedom Sing that has included nationally acclaimed artists such as Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Rodney Atkins, Jerrod Niemann, Blues Traveler, Gym Class Heroes, Karmin, John Michael Montgomery and, most recently, Tyler Farr and Craig Morgan.

Fans of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss on Facebook will have a chance to win a meet and greet with Brett Young before the concert. Visit Freedom Crossing’s Facebook page for contest details.

The Let Freedom Sing Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Western Tech and GEICO is free and open to the public.