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Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador
   Kyle Dillingham and
his band Horseshoe Road to headline International Cultural Festival in China
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (August 23, 2017) -  After eleven trips to China and last year co-hosting the Silk Road International Arts Festival in Xi’an, Oklahoma City based Kyle Dillingham and his band Horseshoe Road will be returning to China to headline the multi-cultural festival now in its fourth year. Following their performance at the Silk Road Festival in Xi’an, the band has been invited to perform at the 2nd Annual Silk Road International Cultural Expo in Dunhuang (the true crossroads of the East and the West along the Silk road). This will mark the first time an American Country band has ever performed in Dunhuang.

The invitation to Dunhuang comes from the Gansu Provincial People’s Government in which Oklahoma is a sister state to the province of Gansu.
On the 30th Anniversary of the Sister State agreement in 2015, Kyle was invited to represent
Oklahoma for a special New Year’s Eve concert as soloist with the Lanzhou Symphony Orchestra in
the Gansu Province capital city of Lanzhou.

“It’s always such an honor for me to represent Oklahoma and the United States through my music,"
Kyle stated. "My band and I take this opportunity very seriously. I just love how music naturally
brings people together. I think there is a real need for this kind of exchange right now in our world.”

The United States will be represented by not one but two fiddle players from Oklahoma at the Silk
Road International Arts Festival in Xi’an. Jana Jae, the Queen of Country Fiddle and longtime
Oklahoman will be performing at the festival with members of her band. Plans are currently being
formulated to have Kyle and Jana perform together at the event. Having these two award-winning
musicians from Oklahoma on stage together would be quite an honor for the State of Oklahoma as
well as an outstanding pairing for this growing international event.

Kyle Dillingham has represented the United States through performance in 37 countries. This year
Kyle will be officially representing the Mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma on a formal visit with the Mayor
of Qingyang (Edmond Sister City) where he and Horseshoe Road will perform a concert and conduct
cultural activities in the city.

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