Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake’s next big event, Kari’s Country Concert, will take place Saturday at 5:00 pm and feature a rodeo, rally, and concert starring county music star John Rich.
“Join us in Morristown for a Rodeo, Rally & concert with [John Rich]! This event will be so much fun! I can’t wait to see you all there,” Lake tweeted.
Join us in Morristown for a Rodeo, Rally & concert with @JohnRich!
This event will be so much fun! I can’t wait to see you all there! 🤠
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 19, 2022
Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R) will also make a guest appearance at the event. Dillon’s at Western Trails Ranch will host, and doors open at 4:00 pm, followed by a rodeo at 5:00 pm, a rally at 6:00 pm, then at 7:00 pm, Rich will cap the night with a concert.
Admission to this event is free. Fans of Lake and Rich can sign up to attend here.
The Arizona Sun Times reached out to the Lake Campaign for a comment on this event but did not receive a response.
Lake’s esteemed guest, Rich, is an unashamed conservative whose convictions show in his music. His solo single “Progress,” an overtly political anthem against the radical left, hit number one on the Apple iTunes charts when it was released in July. However, the song had an unorthodox release. Instead of coming from a record label or known publisher, Rich released the song directly onto Rumble and former President Donald Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, where the song took off and became the most downloaded song on iTunes after six hours.
FRIENDS! One week ago today I released my song #PROGRESS on Truth Social and Rumble…within 6 hours it was the #1 most downloaded song across all genres on Itunes. It REMAINS at #1 today thanks to all of the massive support from you all! I'm humbled by your support. #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/IOWsy2uKF2
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) July 29, 2022
Rich told Just the News that the marketing and distribution “machines” of the country music industry have become woke and that it has become harder for right-leaning artists to stay true to show their beliefs in their work. He suspected that his new song would not have found the success it saw had he used traditional methods to release it.
“When I’m talking about them shutting down our voices, I’m talking about Twitter and YouTube and Facebook,” Rich said. “Why would I launch this song on the platforms that I’m railing against in the lyrics?”
As for Lake’s other special guest, Blackburn has said she expects Republicans like Lake to win big in November because of the many issues Americans face that the Democrats seem out of touch with.
“I think [inflation] is something that is going to be at the front of mind of people when they go vote,” said Blackburn while speaking on the Breitbart News Daily Podcast. “Another is crime and the open border. The border drives the fentanyl issue.”
Lake has touched on these and many other issues at the events and conferences she has held along the campaign trail. As reported by The Sun Times, Lake spoke alongside Virginia’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin Wednesday, where she promised to declare an invasion on the southern day one as governor, called out the Scottsdale Unified School District for prioritizing a woke agenda, and called out her Democrat opponent Katie Hobbs for refusing to debate her.
Kari’s Country Concert is set the day before Lake will appear on AZTV7 for the Clean Elections Commission’s gubernatorial debate on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Hobbs declined to attend the event, so Lake will receive a 30-minute Q&A with moderator Mike Broomhead of KTAR News 92.3 FM.
JUST IN: KTAR News 92.3 FM and AZTV7 host Mike Broomhead will moderate the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission gubernatorial candidate event set for Sunday.
The program most likely will be a 30-minute Q&A with Republican Kari Lake. https://t.co/lP3QJaDv5U
— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) October 20, 2022
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Neil Jones is a reporter for The Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network. Follow Neil on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Kari Lake and John Rich” by Kari Lake. Background Photo “Arizona Capitol” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.