AMERICAN IDOL, THE VOICE WINNERS HEADLINE FREE CONCERTS AT BIGGEST LITTLE CITY WING FEST 2017
For Immediate ReleaseMon, Apr 17, 2017
Trent Harmon & Craig Wayne Boyd, July 1-2 in Downtown Reno
RENO, NV (April 14, 2017) – Silver Legacy Resort Casino announces the headlining entertainment for this year’s Biggest Little City Wing Fest, July 1-2 in Downtown Reno. As the fifth annual event continues to grow, so does the entertainment. Trent Harmon, who won the final season of “American Idol” will headline Saturday, July 1 and Craig Wayne Boyd, who won season 7 of “The Voice” will headline on Sunday, July 2. Both concerts are free and will take place on the outdoor festival stage.
Trent Harmon holds the reigning title as “American Idol.” The season XV victor originally hails from East Mississippi and immersed himself in music from an early age. From singing “Amazing Grace” with his family to starring in various musicals in college, Trent credits life on his family’s farm as a major influence on his music career. Less than one week after taking the title during the final season of “American Idol,” Trent entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, earning him a “hot shot debut” with coronation song “Falling," which was written by “Idol” judge Keith Urban along with celebrated songwriters Dallas Davidson and Brett James. Already in the studio, the 25-year-old musician is eager to begin recording his self-described “Country-soul” album and recently released his debut single “There’s A Girl” on FOX & Friends’ Summer Concert Series. Critics raved week-after-week following each of Trent’s “vocally gifted” (LA Times) performances as he covered hits by Justin Timberlake, Sia, Parson James, Percy Sledge and more.
Rooted in the southern tradition of country music and topped with a rebellious flair, Craig Wayne Boyd is an extreme talent who excelled at singing and playing guitar at the age of four. He received long-due critical and mainstream recognition as the season 7 winner of “The Voice.” Taking title as a member of Team Blake (Shelton), Craig dazzled the audience with the premiere performance of “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,” which debuted at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming the second song (following Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” ) to ever do so. Growing up in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Craig’s childhood was highly influenced by gospel and country music and he later became the choir director at his hometown church. After a trip to Nashville, life-changing events came his way. Craig signed a publishing deal with EMI and after several years of prolific songwriting, he began touring heavily, logging more than 1,000 shows in four years, and opening for acts like Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert and Rascal Flatts during their “Vegas Riot!” residency in Las Vegas.