Davis and Farr announced at Tomato Festival entertainment


The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Executive Committee is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 15, 2024, singer/songwriter Ward Davis will take the stage as opening act for headliner singer/songwriter Tyler Farr.

Davis is an American singer/songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas by way of Nashville, Tennessee. He has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and more. Most recently, Davis collaborated with Cody Jinks to write “I’m Not the Devil” and went on a nationwide tour with Jinks afterward (https://warddavismusic.com/).

Headliner Tyler Farr is “one of the best male vocalists in Country music today” (Taste of Country) and the first artist signed to Jason Aldean’s Night Train Records/BBR Music Group. The country-rocker, with three number one songs to his credit (“Redneck Crazy,” “Whiskey in My Water,” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”) broke onto the scene with the 2013 release of his debut album, “Redneck Crazy,” which landed at number two on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and number five on the Billboard Top 200. Farr’s platinum-selling title track “Redneck Crazy” projected Farr forward to celebrate back-to-back number one singles, including his first number one as a songwriter, with his platinum-certified hit “Whiskey in my Water.” His sophomore album, “Suffer In Peace,” followed suit, also making its debut in the top five on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Billboard Country Albums Charts, leading Farr to become the only solo male Country artist in the past decade to have their first two studio albums debut in the top five on the Billboard 200 Chart. Known for his love for our military and his passion for the outdoors and recognized as a 2014 CRS New Faces of Country Radio and 2014 Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” nominee, the opera-trained singer quickly earned coveted slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, Brantley Gilbert and Lee Brice. The Missouri native’s dry wit, silly antics and reputation as “a no-frills musician who pours his drinks as hard as he pours his heart into his songs,” (Rolling Stone), led to the star’s riotous social following of fans eager for his next move. After releasing “true-blue country jam” (Country Swag) featuring multi-genre phenomenon Jelly Roll that Taste of Country declared “a summer-ready ode to windows-down, mud-crusted, fun in the country,”  Farr is heading back to his rough and rowdy ways with his latest Aldean-produced Rednecks Like Me EP  (https://www.tylerfarr.com/).