Never let it be said there aren't enough opportunities to hear great country music by local artists in Western Montana!

This weekend brings one of the most impressive lineups we've seen, giving 2024 a big kickstart with some great new music rolling out as last year's creative tide continues to crest into the new year.

So grab your boats, get ready to dance, and have a good time!

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Jaden Decker kicks it off

Jaden, who released his first full-length album "Band of Angels" last June, continues to power into the new year, fresh off his appearance in the Northwest Grammy Awards in November. His new single "Smokeshow" dropped last week, continuing his growing mastery of great images and storytelling.

He's performing at the Sunrise Saloon Friday night with his new band, and Sydney Dale, another featured artist from the NW Grammys.

Tanner Laws powers through with new single

Tanner Laws continues the "one-two punch" from Sanders County (where his friend Jaden Decker also has his roots) with his new single "Calling' Me", a rousing song of a man forced into welcoming wilderness solitude to get over his heartbreak. The track is punctuated by a guest appearance from acclaimed fiddle player Phillip Bowen of West Virginia, making this Tanner's most polished track yet.

Tanner takes the stage with his full band Friday night at 8 pm at the Rustic Hut in Florence.

WildWind blows in from the Flathead

Luke Lautaret and his partner Stephany Novak will take the stage at the Sunrise Saloon Saturday night, fronting their band "WildWind", giving the Missoula audience a chance to enjoy one of the most popular acts in Northwest Montana. Their style includes a mix of tonal influences, leaning into country rock, roots music, and some haunting original ballads. Although during a live appearance on "Daybreak with Dennis" Thursday, Stephanie encouraged everyone to "bring their dancing shoes too!"

Finally, some guy named Jon Pardi

I'm joking of course. Jon will swing into the Adams Center Friday night to catch up on the show that was derailed when he, his family, and his band all came down with COVID, forcing this big show in November to be postponed. As of Friday morning, there were still some single tickets available at Griz Tix, but this one from "Mr. Saturday Night" has been as close to a sell-out as you get in Missoula for weeks.

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Gallery Credit: Jesse James

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