Million Dollar Cowboy Bar Presents an All-Female Country Music Festival
It’s been said that everything begins with a song. The same is true for the inaugural Cowgirls at The Cowboy, which will kick-off the weekend-long event on Friday, October 7th, at the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, with some of music’s most prolific songwriters/artists sharing their hits, and the stories and inspiration behind the songs.
Since signing her first publishing deal at 19, Natalie Hemby has become one of country music's most successful and sought-after songwriters amassing eight #1 Country singles for artists including Miranda Lambert, Lady A, Justin Moore, Jon Pardi, and Little Big Town. Her songs have also been recorded by artists as varied as Alicia Keys, Chris Isaak and Kelly Clarkson. As an artist, in 2019, together with Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires, Natalie joined The Highwomen. Their self-titled debut album, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Country chart and won Americana Music Honors & Awards for Album of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year, and Song of the Year for their single "Crowded Table." After two previous nominations, in 2020, Natalie won her first GRAMMY® Award, Best Song Written for Visual Media for Lady Gaga's "I'll Never Love Again," from .
Caitlyn Smith believes if a song doesn’t give the listener chills, it’s not doing its job. That mantra has served her well. It has put the ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee’s songs in the hands of Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, Kenny Rogers, and Garth Brooks, to name a few, and won her a Critics Choice Award. Her work has received acclaim from the likes of TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard and The New York Times. She has toured in support of Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Reba and George Strait, and just completed her own 13-city High & Low Tour 2022.
The event was curated by Jackson Hole favorite, Jenny Tolman. Tolman has written most of the songs she has recorded on her first two albums, but has also been cut by artists as varied as “The Dude” himself, Jeff Bridges, and the Queen of Country Soul, Jeannie Seely. “To kick off this kick-ass weekend celebrating powerful women in music,” Tolman said, “I am thrilled to be joined by two of the most powerful female songwriters and artists in music today.”
This opening night of Cowgirls at The Cowboy will be a fully-seated show, and all remaining seats are reserved and sold by the table (2-top, 4-top or 6-top). Tickets range from $50 to $200 per seat,
The second night of the first annual Cowgirls at The Cowboy, the nation’s only all-female country festival, will feature a co-headline performance from two exciting emerging female artists with full bands.
Combining the emotive lyricism and pointed perspective of Taylor Swift with the chill aesthetic and refreshing candor of Kacey Musgraves, and bringing vocals reminiscent of Miranda Lambert’s sass, Carter Faith has been named the “future of the next 10 years of Nashville” by Whiskey Jam. This high praise was recently supported after Spotify claimed Faith on their annual “Hot Country Artist To Watch” list while also including her in their Fresh Finds program – establishing the up-and-comer as the first country artist to ever be a part of this program.
The Davidson, North Carolina native taught herself guitar and piano, and soon after began crafting lyrics as a way to make sense of the world around her. Faith, who recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut, has performed around the country, with artists including Cole Swindell, Carly Pearce, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Kip Moore. Faith has garnered more than thirty million streams of her single releases including “The Devil’s Still Down in Georgia,” “Greener Pasture,” “Cowboys & Dreamers,” “Joyride,” and others. She’s also received noteworthy praise from the New York Times, HuffPost, People Magazine, and Billboard among many others.
This will mark the third time Jenny Tolman has performed onstage at The Cowboy Bar – and the first time since her triumphant album release party last Spring. “Jackson has become like my second home,” Tolman said, “so my band and I always step it up when we’re there. And the opportunity to close out this second night of Cowgirls at The Cowboy Saturday is going to make for a memorable weekend!”
The dance floor will be open to all ticket holders. A limited number of VIP reserved tables, as well as general admission tickets, ranging from $50 - $100, are still available at cowboybarjh.com. Must be 21+ to enter.
Fresh off of her first-ever headlining tour of Europe, and her five nominations at the upcoming Country Music Association Awards, Carly Pearce, the reigning Academy of Country Music Female Artist of the Year and the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, will make her Jackson Hole debut as the headliner of the first annual Cowgirls at The Cowboy on Sunday, October 9th,.
Lighting a fire with her debut album EVERY LITTLE THING and the PLATINUM-certified history making title track, Carly’s 2X PLATINUM-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now" with Lee Brice won both the CMA Musical Event and ACM Music Event, plus ACM Single of the Year. She picked up her second consecutive ACM Awards Music Event of the Year with Ashley McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly’s third No. 1 and the third duet between two solo women to top Country Airplay, dating to the Billboard chart’s January 1990 inception. The song is currently nominated for CMA Awards Single, Song, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year, while the Grand Ole Opry member also defends her Female Vocalist title.
Fiercely rooted in the classics, Carly, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood, has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. Confident in what she wants to say, the committed songwriter has resonated with fans and caught the attention of music critics from Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times touting her latest release, 29: Written in Stone, on their 2021 year-end Best of Lists. Following her successful THE 29 TOUR and supporting Kenny Chesney’s HERE AND NOW TOUR 2022, she headlines Carly Pearce: Two Nights at the Ryman (10/26 & 10/27) before joining Blake Shelton’s BACK TO THE HONKY TONK TOUR in 2023.
Carly’s unplugged performance will follow an opening acoustic set by Jackson Hole favorite, Jenny Tolman. This closing night of Cowgirls at The Cowboy will be a fully-seated show, and all remaining seats are reserved and sold by the table (2-top, 4-top or 6-top). Tickets range from $100 to $500 per seat, and are available at cowboybarjh.com. Must be 21+ to enter.
On-sale date is Friday, July 29 at 10am (MT). Doors will open each night at 7pm, with shows beginning at 8pm. Must be 21+. Cowgirls at The Cowboy, presented by The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, will feature Country Music Television (CMT) as its official broadcast partner.
What is Cowgirls at The Cowboy?
Cowgirls at The Cowboy is a three night event, inside The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, featuring some of the top female artists in country music.
What will each night be like?
Friday night will be a Songwriter Round featuring three of the most exciting female writers /artists in music today: Natalie Hemby, Caitlyn Smith, and Jenny Tolman. Among the writers’ credits are hits from artists as varied as Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and dozens of others. This will be a night of great songs – and the stories behind their writing. This will be a fully-seated show.
Saturday night will feature two of Nashville’s most exciting emerging artists: Carter Faith and Jenny Tolman. They will each perform a full set of their music accompanied by their bands. For these performances the dance floor will be open.
Sunday night will be the Headliner night and will feature an unplugged performance by Carly Pearce, the reigning Female Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year as voted by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. This will be a fully seated show.
How are tickets sold?
There is a different ticket for each night. Tickets are available here.
Can I buy one ticket for the whole weekend?
No. Each night requires a separate ticket.
Are seats reserved on each night?
The Friday and Sunday performances will be fully seated and reserved. Tickets will be sold by the table (tables of 2 or 4) as well as single saddle barstools.
The Saturday performance will feature Reserved seating in the VIP sections with the rest of the tickets being General Admission (with tables and saddle barstools being first-come-first-served.
Is there an age limit?
You must be 21 and over to enter the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and attend the concert.
If my plans change can I get a refund on tickets?
No. There will be no refunds once tickets are purchased.
Can I buy merchandise?
Some of the artists will have merchandise for sale each night.