Due to severe storms and tornadic weather activity on Saturday night, the stage at the Big Valley Jamboree music festival in Camrose, Alberta, Canada’s largest country music festival, collapsed where singer Billy Currington was performing. Currington was on the last song of his set when the wind blew the staging down on top of him and his band.
Currington was taken to the hospital and suffered a minor concussion but is expected to make a full recovery. Due to his recent accident Billy Currington has cancelled his appearance at the Sikeston Jaycees Bootheel Rodeo.
“We are saddened by the unfortunate accident Billy Currington and his band were involved in,” Matt Matthews, 2009 rodeo general chairman said. “We will them all a speedy recovery.”
The Sikeston Jaycees are now announcing Blake Shelton as the new featured entertainer for Thursday, August 6th. Blake Shelton has had many chart topping hits such as “She wouldn’t be gone” “Some beach” and “Home”. Shelton has charted 13 singles, five of which became No. 1 on the charts. They include: “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” “Home,” “Some Beach,” “The Baby,” and “Austin.” His new single, “I’ll keep holding on,” is currently racing up the charts.”
Tickets remain available for all performances. They are available online at www.sikestonrodeo.com, by calling 1-800-455-BULL, or going to the rodeo ticket office on the rodeo grounds.