Before the fireworks, Brayden King was the one popping off at Frontier Days.

The cabaret party got started at 10:30 p.m. last night in the Grandstands beer gardens. The Weyburn native held his first-ever live show in Swift Current, after steadily climbing the Canadian Country music charts for a while now. 

King, whose father is originally from Swift Current, was happy to play grab his mini donuts, try out the games, and experience Frontier Days as a performer, rather than just as a guest. 

"I grew up coming here," said King. "My grandparents raised my dad in Swift Current, so I grew up coming here visiting my grandparents."

King has acclaimed fame, not only for being the biggest man in country music today at nearly six and half feet tall, but with his smash hit singles like Nicotine, Tequila & Me, and Bad Night to be a Beer.

"I guess you can be the first to hear about this because I have an album coming out at the end of the year," said King. "Twelve songs, no dates that I'm going to give out yet, but super, super pumped for that."

King was happy to see people immediately get up and two-step across the tent as he began to play. His music was quick to pick up the party atmosphere, jumping right into the gathered cowboys' and cowgirls' ears. 

The night's success came on the come around from his recent Weyburn performance, which also saw the crowd loving his larger-than-life performance. 

"I don't know how often this is seen at country festivals, but they grabbed the guardrail and they were shaking it back and forth and head banging. It was pretty wild, so it was a sign of approval for me."

Anyone who missed out on his performance last night can check him out on all the usual streaming platforms and find him on social media by looking up Brayden King.