Gypsum Daze concert lineup power packed | VailDaily.com

Gypsum Daze concert lineup power packed

Connie Steiert

No wonder the Gypsum Daze Concert is so perennially popular. This small venue at the Gypsum Town Hall has become an annual draw for both hot recording artists and burgeoning country music stars alike.Headlining Gypsum Daze’s Concert Saturday is Clay Walker. Two newer stars in the making, Jennifer Moorman and Cowboy Crush, will be the opening acts. RCA recording artist Walker has had roughly a dozen No. 1 singles on the country charts, with sales of more than 8 million copies combined. (This Texas boy even wrote the NFL Houston Texans’ fight song).Jennifer Moorman, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer, but she has already opened for Wynonna Judd and Emerson Drive in Rome, Ga. She also performed 27 shows at the Arizona State Fair. She just released the CD “Whisper.” Her powerful voice is capable of giving surprisingly nuanced performances. This talented singer is also an accomplished pianist and is currently mastering the guitar, while trying her hand at songwriting, too.This is Moorman’s second appearance at Gypsum Daze, after opening for Restless Heart last year. Moorman may not be the only powerful female example on stage July 17. Cowboy Crush’s bass player, Debbie Johnson, once said, “We are perfect examples of women doing what they love to do, not only surviving, but thriving in a brutal business.” And, they do it their way.High-spirited energy, a sassy attitude and the sheer talent of Cowboy Crush has thrilled audiences and sold out concerts. This group of five lovely ladies has been heralded as “the next Dixie Chicks.” Cowboy Crush just signed a major record deal with Asylum Records. Tickets are $15, prior to Saturday and $20 the day of the show. Children 12 and under are free, with a paying adult. For more information, visit http://www.townofgypsum.com. Gates open at Town Hall at 5:15 p.m.