“When I look back at it, it really has been a great journey. You never know where you’re gonna wind up,” Del McCoury reminisces over the phone on an early July morning.
Sawyer Brown’s Gregg ‘Hobie’ Hubbard says there was one major factor in the group agreeing to play Seven Peaks Music Festival – Dierks Bentley. “We love that guy. We were in (the festival) the first time we got asked.”
Nestled in the Upper Arkansas River Valley at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet, Buena Vista boasts the favorite go-to for anyone looking for breathtaking scenery and outdoor recreation.
In 1949, with the Arkansas River raging from above-average runoff, 23 whitewater boaters prepared to race 57 miles from Salida through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge to Cañon City. “An invitation to death” claimed the boaters as they looked over the course.