REHT MUSIC FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
REHT MUSIC FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
The Frontmen features the dynamic voices of 90’s country legends: Richie McDonald (formerly of Lonestar), Larry Stewart (of Restless Heart) and Tim Rushlow (formerly of Little Texas). From their rave review performances around the globe for our troops, to casinos, fairs and corporate events, to their globally televised performance on the steps of the hallowed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, The Frontmen are making their mark on the Country music scene. Stewart, Rushlow and McDonald have collectively sold over 30 million records and had over 30 major hits between them. They have a chemistry and brotherhood seldom matched and they have logged the travel miles to prove it, wowing audiences around the globe with their brand of highly successful intimate unplugged shows. Powerhouse hits performed by the Frontmen of Country include Restless Heart classics, “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You” and “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right). Lonestar smashes such as “Amazed,” “Smile,” and “I’m Already There,” plus Little Texas hits including “God Blessed Texas,” “Amy’s Back in Austin,” and “What Might Have Been.” These songs and many others included in their shows are the soundtrack of a generation. With their combined amazing vocal and instrumental talents, The Frontmen deliver a high energy show packed with fan-favorites from their three award-winning and critically-acclaimed bands, and also songs from some of the artists who have influenced them. The Frontmen deliver a truly one-of-a-kind concert experience.
On September 30, 1978, the award-winning band who had initially set out to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky back in 1963, skyrocketed to world-wide fame with their multi-week chart-topper “Kiss You All Over.” In fact, it made Billboard’s Year End Hot 100 Singles of 1978 (Top 5) and later placed in Billboard’s The 50 Sexiest Songs of All Time (Top 10) category. The iconic song has been showcased in feature films such as “Happy Gilmore,” “Employee of the Month,” “Zookeeper, “Wildhogs,” and is played in it’s entirety at the end of the 7th episode of “Mindhunter” currently available as a Netflix original.
In the early 1980’s, Exile began to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile had 10 number one singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory,” “Give Me One More Chance” and “She’s A Miracle.” The band wrote their own songs, played on all their recordings and also proved to be prolific songwriters composing hits for other artists such as Alabama, Restless Heart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Huey Lewis, Diamond Rio, Janie Fricke and many more. During this country phase of their career, Exile received 11 nominations including Vocal Group of The Year and Best Instrumental Performance for the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards.
The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 with J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members continue to perform for legions of fans on the 2018 No Limit Tour and have appeared over 100 times on the Grand Ole Opry. Exile recently released their latest project Hits and the album contains 11 number one songs spanning three decades, along with four additional top ten’s. The ultimate, cross-over band has sold over 8 million records worldwide, with three Gold albums. Exile has lasted longer than most marriages.
Kent Dudley and Bended Knee
Kent Dudley is a Christian Country recording artist.
Kent has been singing since he was in his 20s; his style of music is rooted in country sounds and he has toured all over the United States with his band Kent Dudley & Bended Knee.
After the release of his first album, Kent was signed to a national label through Tate Music of Mustang OK. His song, “He Gave Me A Friend”, was re-released through TMG on his second album. Kent’s music was picked up on radio stations all over the world and Kent was nominated for 5 awards through CCM. In 2013, Kent was advanced into the top five in four categories in the CGM Awards, including “Band Of The Year”, “Musician of the Year”, “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year”.
Kent has been in ministry for over 30 years as a worship leader, Pastor and Chaplain in elder care. The focus of this ministry is not only music that Kent has written, but Faith, Family, and Freedom, and to be transparent wherever they go.
Rick is one of the area’s best known musicians. With over 30 years of experience entertaining crowds with bands like Burbank Station, Buffalo Alice and now currently with The Roosters, he has a reputation of giving the audience a show they will always remember and leaving them wanting more. With Rick’s acoustic shows, you get an entertaining show like no other.
Rick is one of the area’s best!
Anderson Daniels is on a straight-line to creating the Midwestern sound in Country Music. Born in America’s Heartland, the Minnesota native takes pride in the blended sound that pulls from his roots. In 2018, Daniels released his first EP titled “Heartland” which debuted inside the top 20 on the iTunes Country Charts.
After taking home the New Artist of the Year Award at the annual Midwest Country Music Association Award Show in 2019, followed by a nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year in 2020, Anderson has toured extensively throughout the nation opening for some of country music’s legends and rising stars.
Upon entering 2020, Anderson Daniels wrapped up his first headlining tour throughout the country, followed by turning his focus back to the studio in Nashville, TN, to follow up the success of his first release. His recently released album “Country & Midwestern: Side A” has been nominated for Midwest CMO’s 2022 Album of The Year.
Continuing to grow an audience coast to coast, AD connects with country music fans of all kinds through social media and an electrifying live show.
Two Weeks Notice
Formed under the name Incredibly Real in 2012, 2 Weeks Notice has been bringing a unique fusion of country, rock, and pop music to the Midwest ever since.
The band consists of three brothers: Jack, Tim, and Dan Walsh. Jack helms the ship with powerful lead vocals and smooth rhythm guitar. Tim brings slick riffs and impressive solos with his brilliant lead guitar. Adding rich harmonies, Dan also keeps the time with his rocking bass lines.
With their unique song selection and engaging stage presence, 2 Weeks Notice will never fail to get you out of your seat and onto the dancefloor. media and an electrifying live show.
Rockin' Hill Band
The Rockin’ Hill Band are seasoned musicians from the Brainerd Lakes area playing Rock, Pop, Blues, and Jazz. The band includes three singers, piano/keys, guitar, bass, vibes, Hammond organ, and drums. They play everything from dance to dinner listening music and cover artists like Van Morrison, Billy Joel, The Eagles, Stray Cats, Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Blues Brothers, Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, and George Benson. For more information, visit their website!
REHT MUSIC FESTIVAL WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
President, Join The Movement Events Inc
Dawn is the founder and President of Join the Movement Events, Inc. to stop human trafficking, a 501c3 Non-Profit with a mission to bring community education at the ground level. She also specializes in social media awareness and internet safety, hospitality training, medical professional training, senior exploitation, and educating families with young children how to teach their children who they can trust and setting boundaries at an early age. Dawn has created numerous programs specific to an organization’s needs. This includes a workshop for area girl scouts so they can earn their internet safety badge. For many years, Dawn has been an advocate for victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse, helping them with the resources needed to make the changes in their lives. Join the Movement Events, Inc. began as a local resource for human trafficking education and that has expanded to include not only the whole of Wisconsin but also Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota.
Crow Wing County Sheriff
Sheriff Eric Klang was elected Sheriff of Crow Wing County in November 2022. With more than two decades of law enforcement experience, he also served as Sheriff of Crow Wing County from 2003-2006, and as Chief of Police for the Pequot Lakes Police Department from 2011-2022. Sheriff Klang is active in the community and believes in helping others through their difficult times, both professionally and personally. He has been the guest speaker for ‘Hope for Stolen Girls” and has been active in identifying “Johns” who prey on our children. Eric is married to his wife Annette, and has four adult sons.
Founder and Executive Director, 31:8 Project
Stacy Schaffer is the Founder and Executive Director of 31:8 Project, a non-profit that provides educational awareness on human trafficking. She has based her work in advocacy on the ideal that no one person can do everything, but everyone can do something. Stacy is the coordinator for the Demand Reduction Program and an adjunct professor at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She currently serves as the Rotary District 5580 Human Trafficking Committee Chair and Board Member of the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations. She is a regular contributor to organizations such as the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force and Tipi Wakan Ministries.
Stacy graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Prior, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Mary. Stacy often credits her motivation, work ethic, and determination from growing up on a farm near the town of Wishek, ND.