Stillwater, Oklahoma—The Thirty-First Annual Calf Fry being held May 4-6, 2023 at the Tumbleweed Concert Venue in Stillwater, OK is proud to announce its lineup for the three days. Parker McCollum, Read Southall Band and Casey Donahew are set to headline what is considered to be Oklahoma’s largest Red Dirt and Texas Country Music Festival. Also scheduled to appear is Larry Fleet, Giovannie and The Hired Guns, Mike Ryan, Kaitlin Butts, Treaty Oak Revival, Kameron Marlowe, Tanner Usrey, Wyatt Flores, Charlie Hickman Band, , Cam Allen, Huser Brothers and Tyler Halverson. There will be over sixteen bands throughout the three day festival.
Three Day Tickets for both VIP and General Admission are available by going to www.calffry.com.
Calf Fry is one of the largest Red Dirt/Texas Country Music Festival in all of the United States and has helped launch the careers of many of the biggest names in country music.
Cary McBride, Co-Owner and Operator of Calf Fry had this to say about the 2023 lineup, “We feel we have assembled some of the top bands in Red Dirt and Texas Country Music. Our Crowds have asked for this and we wanted to deliver!”
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, with MCA. The album follows his Hollywood Gold EP which was met with widespread critical acclaim and became the top-selling debut Country EP of 2020.
McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his double-platinum certified debut single, "Pretty Heart," and his follow-up gold certified single, "To Be Loved By You," also hit No. 1 on the charts. "To Be Loved By You" was also the only debut single to ship to peak at No.1 in 2020. In November of 2021, McCollum made his first late-night TV appearance performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
McCollum has been named an 'Artist to Watch' by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA, and more with American Songwriter noting, "The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom." Music Row listed McCollum as their 2021 Breakout Artist of the Year and Apple also included him as one of their all-genre "Up Next Artists" Class of 2021.
Over the last 18 years, Casey Donahew has risen from a favorite on the local Texas music scene, racking up 21 #1 singles, to a nationally hot touring act who consistently sells out venues all across the country. Donahew has released eight independent albums to critical and commercial acclaim. Donahew’s STANDOFF, quickly topped the iTunes Country Chart at #1, upon its release, and his follow-up album ALL NIGHT PARTY, out on August 19, 2016, immediately rocketed to #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, #13 on the Top Album Sales Chart and Top Current Album Sales Chart and #40 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The project also took the #2 spot on the Internet Albums Chart and landed at #3 on the Independent Albums Chart. His 15th anniversary record titled 15 YEARS, THE WILD RIDE, a collection of Donahew’s most popular songs, and the ones that droves of fans sing night after night at his live concerts, was inspired by and became a gift for those fans who remain loyal in Donahew’s standing-room-only audiences.
With over one million streams on Spotify for the Read Southall Band, it is evident this six-piece group has struck a chord with Red Dirt, Traditional Country and Rock fans alike. Southall who hails from Altus, Oklahoma lists Waylon Jennings as well as Sound Garden and Smashing Pumpkins as his influence and it shows with his hit single “Why” which boasts just over forty- eight million listens on Spotify.
Three Day Tickets for both VIP and General Admission are available by going to www.calffry.com. For more information on tickets, call The Tumbleweed Dance Hall at 405-792-0009. For Vendor and/or Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Rob Miller at Sponsors-Vendors@calffry.com.