Gyth Rigdon to be featured performer at 2022 Railroad Festival

Gyth Rigdon will be live in concert at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage on Saturday, Apr. 9, during the 2022 Louisiana Railroad Festival.

Rigdon made a splash in early 2019 on NBC’s The Voice, finishing in second place on the show’s 16th season. During his run on the show, Rigdon distinguished himself as a son of the South, as comfortable singing blues as he was singing country. He developed this blend in the decade prior to The Voice, gigging regularly and releasing independent records, all showcasing his lean twang.

A native of the small Louisiana town of Singer, Rigdon grew up working on his family’s race horse farm. As a child, he sang in the church and as he got older, he started to unwind with a guitar, an interest that soon blossomed into original songwriting. Once he graduated from high school, he set his sights on performing, eventually working his way up to opening for such regional stars as Johnny Lee.

Rigdon also started entering talent competitions, including the early 2010s reality TV show The Sound. Around the same time, he contributed to the 2013 film How to Love a Geek, relocated to Nashville, and began releasing independent recordings. The EP When I Began arrived in 2016 featuring his hit single “Body Language”, with the full-length When I’m Gone following two years later. During this time, he steadily acquired more prominent opening gigs, supporting the likes of Jake Owen, Gary Allan, and Andy Grammer.

In 2019, Rigdon participated in the 16th season of NBC’s The Voice. During his stint on the show, he was coached by Blake Shelton and he gained some headlines for his version of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Rigdon wound up taking second place on his season of The Voice.

Since his time on The Voice, Rigdon has hit the stage with a list of big acts such as Hootie & The Blowfish, Nelly, Alabama, Old Dominion, Travis Tritt, & many more. Rigdon is currently working on his new project and will be hitting the road this summer for more dates.