Old Settlers Days announces musical lineup

The festival is set for June 17-20, 2021.
Granger Smith
Granger Smith(Old Settlers Days)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 7:57 AM CST
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ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - After taking a year off due to the pandemic, Old Settlers Days returns in 2021.

OSD marks the Rockton Lions largest fundraiser of the year, and organizers have starting releasing the musical acts set to take the stage in June.

Thursday, June 17: Granger Smith (Bella Cain is opening act)

Smith is back in the Stateline opening up the OSD weekend, also known by his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. He has released ten studio albums, one live album, and two EPs. He has charted five times on the country airplay with, “Backroad Song”, “If the Boot Fits”, “Happens Like That”, “You’re in It”, and “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads.”

Friday, June 18: Jimmie Allen - (Matt Stell is opening act)

Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the spot as the No. 1 Most Shazamed song in the format for eight consecutive weeks, and claiming the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with their debut single on Country radio.

Saturday, June 19: Riley Green

Born in Jacksonville, Alabama, Riley Green was raised on the sounds of traditional Country, Bluegrass, and Southern Gospel music. His full-length debut album “Different ‘Round Here” was released in 2019 via BMLG Records and has produced GOLD-certified No. 1 hit “There Was This Girl.” The 14-track project also features GOLD-certified single “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.” Green was recently named ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year.

Sunday, June 20: Gabby Barrett - (Walker County is opening act)

Nashville’s Gabby Barrett was nominated for two CMA Awards – New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (“I Hope”). Reigning atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 13 weeks, “I Hope” was also the first debut single by a solo female artist to top the Country radio charts since 2017 and made her the youngest artist with a #1 debut at Country radio in over two decades.

Ticket pricing and on sale dates to be announced shortly. Stay tuned to

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