2017 Trackside Music Festival Artist Lineup
Saturday, July 1st / Main Stage
Acclaimed for bringing “rock energy” to “country audiences”, Aaron Pritchett continues to hold the title of one of the most sought after artists in the business. His passion and intensity for his art overflows on stage and spills into his unwavering dedication to his fans.
Growing up in small-town BC, Aaron drew his earliest musical influences from 80’s Rock, but the transition to country music came naturally, “it was based on being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. 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 feeling resonated with me and I strive to convey that in my music today”
Still there is no doubt that his rock roots have had a major influence on his sound with hits such as the classic’s “Big Wheel”, “Hold My Beer”, “Let’s Get Rowdy”, “Boat on the Water”, “Hold You Like My Whiskey” and “Wake You With A Kiss”. Following on the heels of a cross Canada tour and release of his Greatest Hits package “Body Of Work” in 2015, 2016 saw the release of a much anticipated new original album entitled “The Score” from Aaron on June 24th! The album debuted #1 Canadian on the country charts. The first single “Dirt Road In ‘Em” went Top 10 at country radio, marking Aaron’s first return to the Top 10 in over 8 years, and held the #1 Canadian single spot. His single “Out Of The Blue” hit radio June 28th and scored a top 15 spot at radio in November!
January 2017 brings the release of Aaron’s third single from “The Score” entitled “When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl” – it’s now at country radio! Aaron currently holds a Juno nomination for Country Album of the Year!