Nelly to replace Hardy at 2020 Tri State Rodeo

FORT MADISON – Unfortunately Hardy will not be at the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison on Thursday September 10, as previously announced. The planning committee is excited to announce that a replacement has already been secured. On Thursday September 10, the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison will be welcoming NELLY!Ranked as the fourth best-selling rap artist of all time by the Recording Industry of America, Nelly has become a symbol of rap’s crossover success in mainstream pop music. With over 21 million albums sold in the US alone, his pop-infused hip hop and unique vocal delivery have earned him six Top 10 albums and made him a live concert favorite. His seventh studio album, 2012’s M.O., features hit singles “Hey Porsche” and “Get Like Me,” a collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Pharrell. Born Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. in 1974, Nelly got his first taste of musical success with the St. Louis hip hop collective St. Lunatics. In 2000, he launched his solo career with No. 1 debut album Country Grammar, which showcased his signature Southern drawl mixed with a Midwestern twang. 2002 follow-up Nellyville also peaked at No. 1 and included the international smash ” Hot in Herre,” which earned him a Grammy in 2003 for Best Male Rap Solo Performance.All tickets previously purchased for Thursday Night will still be honored, there is no action needed from purchasers. Tickets remain on sale at www.tristaterodeo.org.

2 thoughts on “Nelly to replace Hardy at 2020 Tri State Rodeo

  1. Nelly seems like a baffling choice for Rodeo entertainment. Personally I have Nelly on my playlist and listen to him, but a quick read of Nelly lyrics references the selling and use illegal drugs, murdering police officers, doing drive-by shootings and affiliation with the crips street gang among other things. That’s fine for Riverfest or Steamboat Days or some other venue but the Rodeo? Where there no country acts available? It is a rodeo after all.

  2. Itd be racist not to have a performer of color perform at a rodeo.
    its a new totalitarian democratic world out there if you havent noticed lately.i dont think we are even allowed to ask questions and state facts like this either.thats considered racist too.
    We have to vote in november against the murder of our country,our freedoms and our liberty.the democrats plan to do more than they already have.they have to be stopped.

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