Local country star Aaron Pritchett has paid his musical dues.
He’s been pumping out the hits, making videos and touring his heart out. He’s earned himself a huge following and awards to show for it.
Pritchett strides on stage tomorrow night headlining the Grand Finale of the Party in the Park in Chilliwack’s Central Community Park.
He got his early start in the music world as a deejay at Rooster’s Country Cabaret in Pitt Meadows, and eventually played in the house band doing covers.
Today Pritchett has become one of the hardest working country artists in the biz, with roots firmly planted in ‘80s rock that lead to an eventual transition into the world of country.
His fifth album, coming out this fall, is aptly named ‘In The Driver’s Seat’ because for the first time in Pritchett’s career, he is calling the shots.
Country songs always spoke to him.
“Those stories were a lot like mine. I was going fishing, camping, and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own, life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That down-home feel that resonated with me is what I strive to convey in my music today.”
All that head banging he did as a kid shines through when he whips a stadium full of chanting fans into a frenzy while hammering out “Hold My Beer” or “Let’s Get Rowdy.”
It fuels his passion and drive to put on one of the most exciting shows.
Live acts for Aug. 26, starting at 5 p.m., at Party in the Park Grand Finale: Capella Dance, Desmond Devnich, Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott & Band, Pardon My Striptease with Rob Rowan and Savage West, and Aaron Pritchett.