The Fieldhouse of the Badlands Community Facility was packed last night for a once in a lifetime concert. 

Brett Kissel stopped by Drumheller as part of the final weekend of the "We Were That Song" Tour.

The tour boasted 112 show dates and put an emphasis on small-town Alberta with the last four dates of the tour being Slave Lake, Lac La Biche, Drumheller, and Bonnyville.

"I grew up in St. Paul, Alberta on a cattle ranch just outside of town. So I believe that the small town values are very much a part of who I am," explained Kissel. "It really is a part of me. So the fact that we get to come and bring our big show to small towns suits me just fine, and actually makes me really proud."Brett1Brett Kissel. Photo Submitted by Hidden Gem Designs

This isn't the first time Kissel has been in the Drumheller Valley though. He has played here before, serenading audiences with classic Canadian cowboy tributes.

"When I was a little kid starting out in my career, I remember playing at the stampede barn but it has been a long, long time since I have been back in this way. It has been almost six or seven years since I have been back to play a full show and words really can not express my excitement," he continued.

The show itself boasted some problems, the biggest being a bus of fans from Red Deer breaking down on the highway outside of Drumheller. But, in good-natured Albertan fashion, Kissel persuaded the venue and the audience to postpone the show until the stranded fans arrived.

Once the bus arrived, the show started and the audience flocked to the front of the stage to get their best view of the Canadian country music star.

"Everybody who would come out and support me in those early years, really really made a difference in lining up my career and the way the things are going now. Which is also why it is important to come back, it feeling like a bit of a homecoming here in the province and wrapping up this magnificent tour," concluded Kissel.

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