PHOTOS: Big night of country music in Penticton with Dallas Smith, Dean Brody and friends

The concert had guest appearances from award-winning country musicians Chad Brownlee, MacKenzie Porter and the Juno-nominated duo The Reklaws. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Country music stars Dallas Smith and Dean Brody will bring their Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour to Penticton on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Robin Grant-Western News)
With multiple JUNO Awards and CCMA Awards under their belts, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith are considered to be two of the most celebrated artists on the Canadian Country music scene today. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Dean Brody’s most recent singles — Good Goodbye, Dose of Country and Whiskey in a Teacup — have all reached Top 10 in Canada. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Dallas Smith has had eight singles top the Canadian country music charts, including Wastin’ Gas, Autographs, Side Effects, Sky Stays This Blue, Make ‘Em Like You, Rhinestone World and his most recent hit, Drop. (Robin Grant-Western News)
The Reklaws duo consists of siblings Stuart and Jenna Walker from Cambridge, Ontario. (Robin Grant-Western News)
(Robin Grant-Western News)
(Robin Grant-Western News)
The Reklaws’ EP Feels Like That was released in 2018 and received a Juno Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. (Robin Grant-Western News)
Brody has produced well-known hit singles, including Brothers, which broke onto the U.S. charts hitting the Billboard Top 30 in 2009. (Robin Grant-Western News)

Canadian country music stars Dallas Smith and Dean Brody brought their Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night.

In an interview with Western News, Smith described the tour as a break away from a traditional concert lineup that also showcases the brother-sister duo The Reklaws, who opened the show, and award-winning country musicians Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter.

READ MORE: Larger than life night of country music hitting SOEC on Friday

“We built a show into one so Dean and I will come up together with both bands, there are two drum risers and we kind of jam each other’s songs for the first part and then we each take our turns,” Smith said.

”It starts with both of us and ends with both of us. It’s about a two-hour concert. So it’s different from what you would normally see.”

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