LOCASH • Tuesday, August 2nd • 8:30 p.m.
In 2015, the LoCash Cowboys duo has enjoyed hits with songs such as “Keep In Mind” and “The Best Seat In The House,” and have written such hits as the chart-topping “You Gonna Fly” for Keith Urban and “Truck Yeah” for Tim McGraw. They have built their brand through live performances, as well – with appearances on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, and have shared stages with acts ranging from Tim McGraw to Kiss. Their music has received over ten million view on YouTube, and they are known as one of the hardest working acts in the music business today.
But, the best is yet to come for the duo of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust – now simply known as LOCASH. Recently signing with Reviver Records, the duo is joining forces with some of the biggest names on the Country Music business landscape. Brust says they could feel the team’s energy from the first meeting. “We haven’t felt an energy like this since the day we began our journey. This feels like it has all come together –the right label head, the right promo team, it finally feels like we’ve got all of our ducks in a row for the first time in our lives. We’ve been out there doing the grass roots thing for so long, and to feel it all come together, is so encouraging.”
Chris Janson • Wednesday, August 3rd • 8:30 p.m.
Electrifying Warner Bros. Records singer/songwriter Chris Janson made headlines when “his song “Buy Me A Boat” quickly landed at #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 on the all genre chart. In addition, “Chris Janson” trended in the Top 10 as superstars Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Nashville’s Charles “Chip” Esten where abuzz on Twitter about the catchy tune. A formidable songwriter in his own right, Janson co-wrote the song with Chris Dubois, who has penned many #1 songs. With undeniable charisma, Janson brings a blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping hillbilly swagger to bear on every live performance, earning him opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. The Perryville, Missouri native first broke onto the music scene when he landed a year long, four-show-a-day gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
The talented songwriter and self-taught musician is currently focused on writing and recording songs for his forthcoming debut album for Warner Bros. which will include the hit “Buy Me A Boat.” The video for his new single will be produced by CMT, marking the first time the network has financed a music video for an artist.
He began writing at just 18 with an impressive group of artists from the likes of Guns N’ Roses to the esteemed Larry Gatlin. Janson achieved an impressive 10 cuts in only 2 months with major recording artists including Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, and Tim McGraw’s highest chart debut of his career, “Truck Yeah.” “I write about what I know my family, my truck, & the way I live,” said Janson.
Jarrod Niemann • Thursday, August 4th • 8:30 p.m.
Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann offers a taste of his new upcoming album, produced by Niemann with Jimmie Lee Sloas, with “Blue Bandana,” an ode to the nation’s music festivals. “Blue Bandana” follows his RIAA Gold-certified multi-week No. 1 smash, “Drink to That All Night,” from his High Noon album. Niemann co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on High Noon, the follow-up to his acclaimed, musically adventurous 2012 release, Free the Music.
Niemann’s chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, produced the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold digital single, “What Do You Want.” His sophomore release, Free The Music, hit shelves last year and featured the Top 15 single “Shinin’ On Me” and the poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.”
Niemann has quickly become a fan and industry favorite, earning award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT and the American Country Awards, while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. For a full list of tour dates and more information on Jerrod Niemann, visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.
Ted Nugent • Friday, August 5th • 8:30 p.m.
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.
Nugent was named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive, and his no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ hit “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.
For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
Charlie Daniels Band • Saturday, August 6th • 8:30 p.m.
“Few individuals have symbolized the South in popular culture as directly and indelibly as Charlie Daniels.” Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature “bullrider” hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyhood dream come true), his love of horses, cowboy lore and the heroes of championship rodeo, Western movies, and Louis L’Amour novels, identify him as a Westerner. The son of a lumberjack and a Southerner by birth, his music – rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel – is quintessentially Southern.
In fact, even his bent for all things Western is Southern, because his attire, his lifestyle and his interests are historically emblematic of Southern working class solidarity with the “lone cowboy” individualism of the American West. It hasn’t been so much a style of music, but more the values consistently reflected in several styles that has connected Charlie Daniels with millions of fans. For decades, he has steadfastly refused to label his music as anything other than “CDB music,” music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats.