Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shawna Russell and Ricochet to Co-Star at July 4 “Summer Oil Patch Festival”

Shawna Russell and Ricochet to Co-Star at July 4 “Summer Oil Patch Festival” in Drumright, Oklahoma

Fourth Annual Day-Long Concert Event Includes Special Musical Guests Bo Phillips, LiveWire and Flat River Band, a Children’s Fair, plus a Huge Fireworks Display

NASHVILLE, TN (June 22, 2011) – Oklahoma homegrown Country music talents, singer/songwriter Shawna Russell and award-winning group Ricochet, will co-star at the fourth annual “Summer Oil Patch Festival” on Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Sellers Ranch in Drumright, Oklahoma. Admission is free to the public. Gates open at 11:00 a.m.

The family-friendly all-day concert will also feature musical artists Bo Phillips, LiveWire and Flat River Band. A special children’s fair area, unique entertainers including skydivers and magicians and a huge fireworks display at dusk will add to the spectacle of what has become one of the state’s largest and most diverse Independence Day events. The show is co-sponsored by Keystone Gas Corporation, Pacer Energy Marketing and Budweiser.


“Bring your lawn chairs, your family and friends to enjoy a fun day,” states Rick Sellers, President of Keystone Gas Corporation, co-sponsor and organizer of the event.

Shawna Russell, a native of Okemah, Oklahoma, has appeared at the event for the past three years, starting out as the opening act for BJ Thomas in 2008. Russell’s latest single, “Get Right Or Get Left,” from her recently released self-titled sophomore album, is building steam at radio and the video for the song is currently playing at The Country Network,, and regional outlets across the country.

Ricochet (whose founding members singer Heath Wright, and bassist Greg Cook hail from Vian, Oklahoma) first rose to widespread fame with the #1 hit “Daddy’s Money” in 1996. Other chart songs include “What Do I Know,” “Love Is Stronger Than Pride,” and their signature Independence Day favorite, “The Star Spangled Banner,” which landed the group in the record books when it was released and Ricochet became the first Country artist to place the song on the Billboard Country Singles chart.

Directions to Sellers Ranch in Drumright, OK: Go 2 mi. north of the Hwy. 33/16/99 Junction on Hwy. 99, then turn left on 101st and continue for ¼ mi. – follow signs. For additional information, phone (918) 352-2443.

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