Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins to appear in Brookings

Jesse Batson

Jesse Batson

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the country duo of Montgomery Gentry and solo artist Trace Adkins will perform at the Swiftel Center. The artists are on the start of their U.S. tour, Turn It Up & Bring It On. The tour extends into late April with about 20 dates planned right now.

Dubbed as “rowdy rednecks,” Eddie Montgomery and Troy Lee Gentry pride themselves in maintaining small-town values and keeping alive the sound of southern rock. Adkins, who released his debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” in 1996, has maintained a similar country traditionalist style as Montgomery Gentry.

Crowd involvement is almost a given with the team of Montgomery Gentry.

“Right there on the floor is where I always like to be,” Montgomery told liveDaily, a music news website. “That’s where the party really happens.”

Just like two peas in a pod, Gentry told liveDaily that he also likes to descend the stairs of the stage and get right into the mix with the fans.

“Who knows, we may end up down there with them,” Gentry said.

Tickets are available at the Swiftel Center in Brookings or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are $36 for general admission and $31 for reserved seating. Opening bands are Dustin Evans and Goodtimes.