SWOSUPalooza Lineup Announced for April 19 Event

Stoney LaRue 

SWOSUPalooza 13: “Raps and Chaps” is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Wellness Center on the Weatherford campus.

This year’s event will pair country music stars and hip-hop artists. The lineup includes Stoney LaRue, Curtis & Luckey, Josh Sallee, and Delvin Sirleaf.

Headlining SWOSUPalooza is country icon Stoney LaRue. A leader in the Red Dirt music movement, LaRue recently released his second studio album, “Velvet.” The album peaked at 15 on the Billboard Country Music Chart. Raised in southeastern Oklahoma, LaRue has built his career on his energetic live performances.

Curtis & Luckey blend country and rock ‘n’ roll in their unique style of songwriting. The duo from Lockhart (TX) is taking country music by storm. In 2011, C & L played over 200 shows across the United States, opening for superstars like The Band Perry, Pat Green, Easton Corbin and Joe Nichols. Their debut album is “The Hard Way” and features two charted singles—“Eye Candy” and “I Have a Dream.”

Josh Sallee is a rising star in the hip-hop industry. The young Oklahoman is hard at work on his newest project, “Probable Flaws.” Sallee has collaborated with all stars like Mac Miller, Cyhi da Prynce, DJ Green Lantern, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Chip tha Ripper, and MC Hammer. His newest singles, “Ride Out” and “R.I.P. to Regret” are available now at www.pairadimemusic.com, along with his mix tapes.

The opening artist is SWOSU’s own Delvin Sirleaf. The 21-year-old singer hails from Oklahoma City. Sirleaf has been featured on Wild 104.9 HD, Power 103.5, and has performed live on KSBI 52 TV. This past year of 2011 was a busy one for Sirleaf as he won a contest with MTV & Pacsun to attend the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles and was a finalist for B.E.T.’s “Blaze the Stage.” Sirleaf’s debut EP, “Waiting for Boarding” is available on iTunes.

Tickets for SWOSUPalooza are $10 for SWOSU students who purchase in advance, $15 for the general public, and $15 for everyone at the door the night of the show. Entertainment will start at 7 p.m. that night.

SWOSUPalooza is a project of the SWOSU Student Government Association. For more information, contact Maria Ortega at ortegamd@student.swosu.edu or Blaine Boyd at boydb@student.swosu.edu