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Anthony Rivera & Raining Horseshoes

Anthony Rivera is a Norco (Horsetown USA), California-based country music artist and the lead singer of Raining Horseshoes.
Anthony is dedicated to keeping Country and Western music alive and well, and he has created new musical ground by combining styles from the past and present into an exciting sound. Whether singing in concert or at a rodeo dance he thoroughly entertains the audience, and he consistently provides crowd-pleasing performances.

“Thanks so very much-it’s nice to work with you each year-you know what the dancers want to hear, and have been so dependable year after year!” – Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo

Anthony has been performing professionally since 1989. He began singing solo with his acoustic guitar in clubs where he learned to connect with the melody, lyric and audience. In 1995, while working full time, he met and worked with several different musicians and songwriters, and decided it was time to form a band to record and perform his style of country music for the world. He used his business degree to create an indie record label and publishing company, and managed all aspects of the businesses for the opportunity to release a CD, and get on stage and sing! The hard work paid off and soon the band was opening for major artists such as Asleep at the Wheel, Suzy Bogguss, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Skaggs, Ty Herndon, and Freddy Fender and the Texas Tornados.

Anthony and his band Raining Horseshoes recorded and released his first full length CD, entitled “Wish You Were Loving Me, in May 1999. Four songs on the debut CD received radio attention, charted and introduced Anthony’s strong vocals to country music fans. Since 2000, Anthony has focused on the California pro rodeo circuit providing concerts, singing the national anthem and performing at the rodeo dances. Today the band continues to be a favorite for rodeos, concerts, dances and clubs providing quality entertainment for fun loving fans. Some of the rich traditions that have influenced him are Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Chris LeDoux, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson. In 2008, Anthony and Raining Horseshoes recorded and released the long awaited follow-up CD entitled “Beer Bottle Brown”. The new CD shows the diversity of Anthony’s style and how he easily sings Friday night rockers, and traditional and contemporary styles of country music, with a voice, which leaves a lasting impression.

Currently, Anthony is promoting and performing songs from the new CD “Beer Bottle Brown” at all shows and the audience response has been tremendous as they dance and sing the lyrics to the new songs. He’s writing and looking for great country songs to record and perform, working on the new website, and also planning to produce country music videos. Anthony always looks forward to the next show and meeting new fans!

“Whether singing the tender ballad… or the honky tonk (rocker)… the power and the sweetness of Rivera’s voice are delights” – The Orange Country Register

www.raininghorseshoes.com

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