The Wolf Presents The Leading Ladies of Country Music

May 11 - 09:00 pm


May 12 - 02:00 am

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Ponderosa Lounge and Grill


Ponderosa Lounge & Grill

10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland, OR 97224

Portland, OR, US, 97224

A powerhouse evening celebrating leading ladies of country music featuring Maddie & Tae, Runaway June, Tigerlilly Gold, and Hunter Girl!

The Wolf Presents The Leading Ladies of Country Music

Get ready to experience the magic of country music like never before as 99.5 The Wolf proudly presents the Leading Ladies of Country Music at the Ponderosa. We’re thrilled to introduce the Pacific Northwest to the brightest new stars of country, featuring eight incredible female artists on their journey to the top. It’s a night filled with passion, talent, and the unique spirit of country music that will leave you buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable showcase of female power in the country scene! 🎶✨

Tigirlily Gold

Sister duo Tigirlily Gold has been playing music together since they could walk, and officially formed their band in high school. Growing up, they crisscrossed the mid-west, growing a fierce fan base and selling out amphitheaters across their home-state of North Dakota. After moving to Nashville, they landed a weekly residence at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row on Nashville’s famed lower Broadway. Playing four-hour sets, three to four nights a week, the sisters developed a performance style that’s not only captivating and fun but shows just how much entertaining is in their blood.

After releasing their original song “Somebody Does,” in 2021, the track topped the iTunes chart and Tigirlily Gold was signed to Monument Records. They released their self-titled, debut EP in July 2021, working with multi-Grammy Award Winner Shane McAnally, and hit the road with artists Walker Hayes and Ashley McBryde.

Now, the powerhouse duo has embarked on a new musical chapter with their latest EP, Blonde – a deeply personal record that includes poignant tales of love and loss alongside powerful anthems and songs of female empowerment. The first release off the EP, “Shoot Tequila,” came out in January and has already found viral success with over 50 million views on the song across social media. Ready to bring girl group energy back to country music, Tigirlily Gold is poised for a breakout year.

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Runaway June

Proclaimed by Billboard as the “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and likened to The Chicks for a new generation, Runaway June is comprised of Stevie Woodward (lead vocals/guitar/harmonica/piano), Natalie Stovall (vocals/fiddle/guitar), and Jennifer Wayne (vocals/guitar). The trio’s “inescapable talent” ( is multiplied by their seamlessly rich, organic harmonies and fiery, western-rooted bluegrass sound. The “Next Women of Country” (CMT) have earned praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, Paste, People and more. They’ve made numerous national TV appearances including TODAY, GMA and CMA Country Christmas and have been nominated for ACM Awards and CMT Awards.

Due to their electrifying live show, Runaway June has performed at Stagecoach, C2C Country To Country, and on some of the biggest tours in country music, opening for superstars like Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood. Honored as a coveted “New Face” at the 2020 Country Radio Seminar, the BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records trio’s Top 5 single, “Buy My Own Drinks” was the highest charting song by a female group since The Chicks in 2003. Their debut album Blue Roses (2019) received critical acclaim and was included on Rolling Stone’s and Paste Magazine’s best albums of the year lists. Most recently on tour with Luke Bryan’s 2021 Proud To Be Right Here Tour, the award-nominated trio’s bright, rootsy new EP, backstory, is out now.

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Maddie & Tae

Madison Font and Taylor Kerr have this super-power. More indestructible than kryptonite, more attracting than a roomful of magnets. Seeing them sharing a song, it’s easy to miss. Or maybe it’s easy to discount as a super-power, because it’s so natural and obvious.

“Our bond is unbreakable,” Kerr says, flashing a smile. “It’s really been the key to everything.”

“When you’ve been through as much as we have,” Font picks up, nodding her head. “Our relationship is the force that keeps us going. Everything, and I mean, everything fell apart – except Tae and I. It’s hard on your heart, your body, your soul. Getting chewed up and spit out is just part of [this business], but having somebody in there with you? It makes all the difference.”

“It’s hard to be fearless when you don’t have someone to trust, to fall into,” Kerr agrees. “But with Maddie, I’ve always got someone saying, ‘You got this…’ Whether it’s real life or a writing room, she’s always in there with me – and she knows everything.

“There’s an energy of ‘We got this…’,” Font adds laughing, “That’s really the energy of this project. Strip everything away, and it’s where and who we are. Doubt and fear are part of the energy for everyone; but we know how it works, how to work through it – and we use it.

“Maybe it’s a little selfish, but we don’t write for others. It’s for us, and it can be a little terrifying because [these songs] are our baby. Sometimes we’re really vulnerable, but…”

Laughing along, Kerr finishes, “We’ve never had a hard time saying, ‘No.’ There’s an expectation with us in a writing room: if something’s cheesy or inauthentic, we redirect. Immediately. Because honestly, we have to be honest. If it’s not us, we’re not finishing the song.”

Maddie & Tae have never played around, even when they were cheeky teens writing their own songs. It makes sense they’d call their new record Through the Madness, Vol. 1. If anyone understands the crazy-making world we live in, how falling in love can be a lot like falling down the stairs and dreams coming true can turn into full blast nightmares, they’re the ones.

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Hunter Girl

Since being named runner-up on season 20 of ABC’s American Idol, HunterGirl’s authenticity, unwavering tenacity and heart of gold have positioned her as Country’s next star, earning praise she’d only dreamed of – like Idol judge and Country icon Luke Bryan praised her as the “new age Miranda Lambert” and his “favorite female Country voice.”

Moreover, American Songwriter celebrated that “her crooning vocals…made her one to watch in the Country scene,” People Magazine applauded her “incredible voice,” and CMT her “soaring vocals and superstar potential,” while Billboard solidified her inevitable superstar status, noting she “has wowed the Country music community since she stepped onto the American Idol stage,” and she’s currently “transcending from talented aspiring artist, to make her first steps toward the big leagues.”

More important than trophies, HunterGirl wins hearts.

Skyrocketing to No. 1 on iTunes All-Genre and Country charts with her earnest and deeply personal original track “Red Bird,” she’s performed on Live with Kelly & Ryan, appeared on Good Morning America, and was named a 2023 Artist to Watch by Music Mayhem.

Signed to 19 Records/BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records, HunterGirl, who is working toward her first-label project, just released her latest single “Ain’t About You,” written before she auditioned for Idol and received the first Platinum Ticket of the season.

“I wrote that song two weeks before my American Idol audition and two weeks before my life changed forever,” HunterGirl said. “Two weeks prior, I was sitting there wondering if I was doing the right thing in Nashville, and then two weeks later, I had an audition that completely changed everything.”

Obviously, I have a ton of breakup songs, but the ‘life songs’ for me, I reach down pretty deep for that,” HunterGirl offered. “I call them my ‘heart songs’ – ‘Red Bird’ was a heart song. ‘Ain’t About You’ is a heart song. Those are the songs I think about when I’m reaching down real deep.”

HunterGirl cut her teeth playing gigs at some of Nashville’s most famous venues including Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Rippy’s Honky Tonk, The Listening Room, and Honky Tonk Central. She’s won songwriting contests including “Nash Next” and the prestigious “Nashville Songwriter Association International.” But the sort of industry attention and success she saw her musician friends achieving eluded her.

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Come early for a Home Cooked Meal! — Dine in at The Cascade Grill

Enjoy a hot, home-style dinner before the big show! With all-day breakfast, mountain-sized nachos, and mouth-watering burgers, The Cascade Grill has something for everyone to enjoy before the big show!

We encourage all our concert attendees to order off the full menu at the Cascade Grill before entering for the show!

See our menu here and learn more about The Cascade Grill!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

ALL PURCHASES ON TICKETS ARE FINAL. There are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS of tickets with the exception of event cancellations.

Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

If a ticket type is not sold out, there are always tickets available to purchase at the door on the day of the concert.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.