Red Bluff, California’s own rising country musician Chad Bushnell performs at Goldfield Trading Post to debut his newest EP, Baby I Love You, Friday, Jan. 24. This will be the first show of 2020 for the decorated artist—a top three finalist in the “American Country Star” contest in Nashville, as well as three-time winner of California’s “Best of the North State Band” award (2015, 2016 and 2017). Bushnell’s lifelong love of country music coincides nicely with his passion for the outdoors, and Goldfield is sure to serve as an ideal stage for the humble guitarist. Country tunes will be in full swing, along with some possible line dancing, but if you’re too bashful to step in sync, stick around the show for some free giveaways from the Chico State graduate. For the unfamiliar, check out his first two albums on major streaming platforms, Rodeo Dance and Tennessee. Having opened for industry legends like Lee Brice and Scotty McCreery, the California country kid Bushnell looks to break through as he takes the reins for his own Rodeo. For more information on this free event that begins at 7:30 p.m., visit

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 11 of issue #309 (Jan. 15 – 29, 2020)**