2014 Entertainment:

Eric_Pasley-1 Tuesday – July 29th • 8:30 p.m. Eric Paslay

When country music fans see Paslay perform, they want to take his music home and make his songs the soundtrack of their lives. Whether he’s performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry or taking his place this summer on the Country Throwdown Tour sharing his new hit, “If the Fish Don’t Bite,” Paslay always knows how to reel a crowd in. His music has substance and depth, but his debut album is every bit as entertaining and accessible as it is meaningful, and therein lies Paslay’s charm.

EMI Records Nashville will release Eric Paslay’s self-titled debut album on February 4th, 2014, featuring 11 songs including the hit single, “Friday Night”.

 

Craig_Campbell1Wednesday, July 30th • 8:30 p.m. Craig Campbell

Rural Georgian, Craig Campbell will bring his music and ever sharply dressed appearance to the stage at the Freeborn County Fair. Campbell is often compared to Alan Jackson, though he certainly puts his own stamp on his style. Roughstock.com called Campbell “one of the most promising neo-traditionalist country music artists today”.

 

 

 

 

Thomas_Rhett-1Thursday – July 31st • 8:30 p.m. Thomas Rhett

When Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett Atkins, Jr.) set out to record his first album, he teamed him with producer Jay Joyce, who’s worked as a producer and/or guitarist with Eric Church, Cage The Elephant and Miranda Lambert. The results on Thomas Rhett’s debut are a rhythmic, grooving, infectious amalgam of styles that appreciates country’s roots and challenges its perceived limitations at the same time.

Rhett is a tremendous songwriter, and one of several young and upcoming artists helping to blaze a trail in popular country music. “I think I’ve been directed here for a reason,” he surmises. “I still don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s to be some big star or if it’s to make a difference in somebody’s life along the way or to make somebody’s Friday night entertaining. It doesn’t really matter. It’s a journey, and I’m learning something new every step along the way.”

 

Montgomery_Gentry-1Friday – August 1st • 8:30 p.m. Montgomery Gentry

With a new album, a new label and a renewed sense of musical purpose, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are poised to stake their claim as one of country music’s all-time greatest duos.

Now signed with powerhouse independent label Average Joes Entertainment, Montgomery Gentry has found the freedom the duo needs to move to the next level of their career. “It just seems like over the last couple of records there was so much going on at our old record company that we kind of got away from what Montgomery Gentry was about,” Troy says. “Rebels On The Run has a little bit of a newer sound, but it still has that edginess like the first two or three records we put out.”

 

Terri_Clark-1Saturday – August 2nd • 8:30 p.m. Terri Clark

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri got her start playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. She signed with Mercury Records and emerged as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape – driving, passionate, spirited – and every bit her own woman.

The 8-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, including six Number Ones in Canada and the USA – hits such as such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.”

Terri is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work. Terri has toured with such superstars as Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, and George Strait. In addition, she continues to headline sold-out tours throughout Canada.

Recently Terri ventured into an exciting new chapter of her career as radio co-host of “America’s Morning Show” with Blair Garner. They can currently be heard across the country on Cumulus Radio NASH-FM stations. She is well on her way to establishing her position as an all-around entertainer in the country music industry.