Published 1:26 am Saturday, December 31, 2016

Country music’s Chris Janson has signed to be the headline act of the 2017 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo’s Saturday show.

Janson, 30, is famous for songs such as “Buy Me A Boat,” which landed him at No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart.

His first single was “Til A Woman Comes Along,” and his second was “Better I Don’t.”

He is also a songwriter and wrote Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah.” He has also co-written songs with members of Guns N’ Roses – Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin.

He also has played the Grand Ole Opry nearly 150 times and has been on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “CONAN” “The Today Show” “ACM Awards and “ACCA Awards.”

Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad

On Sunday, 90s country band Confederate Railroad will perform.

They are famous for songs such as “She Took it Like a Man,” “Trashy Women,” “When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back,” “She Never Cried, “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” and more.

The band comprises Bobby Randall, Danny Shirley, Rusty Hendrix, Mark DuFresne, Wayne Secrest and Mo Thaxton.

Shane Owens

Shane Owens

Geneva County’s Shane Owens will also be part of Sunday’s set.

Owens built a following in nightclubs of the Southeast for a decade. Fans flocked to hear his powerfully emotional singing.

He has opened shows for dozens of major stars, and word from them tricked back to Nashville’s music executives.

He is famous for “Bottom of the Fifth.”

Owens’ record label folded in 2005. A second album was recorded in 2009 when the second record company went under.

Opp Mayor Becky Bracke said she’s thrilled with the line-up for the annual rodeo set for March 11-12. “We hope this will be the biggest and best Rattlesnake Rodeo yet,” she said. “There is something for all in this line-up.”

Local entertainment will be announced at a later date.

The 57th annual Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo will be held on March 11 and 12.