Last week the CMA Awards proved that true country isn’t dead just yet. In fact if “Girl Crush” and Chris Stapleton’s awards are any indication the good stuff is about to make a comeback.
It’s hard to remember a day as hyped as November 6. There’s literally so much new music being released that it would take a couple of hours to listen to it all. And it’s not just that it’s new, it’s that it’s all music you’re going to want to hear. Here’s why:
Today was a very busy day in country music. Three major artists announced their summer tours, one Grammy winning group released a new single, and couple others released new ones to radio. Here’s what you may have missed today:
The third annual Taste of Country Music Festival announced it’s third and final headliner this morning. Toby Keith joins Keith Urban and Tim McGraw as the main acts for the Northeast’s only camping based country music festival. Each artist will cap off a day filled with live music. Last year the festival featured performances by over twenty Nashville recording artists and promises to do the same again in 2015. “We’re not finished yet –all I can say is there are more great acts to be announced, so stay tuned,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President Live Events of Townsquare Media.
Over 40,000 people attended the second annual event a year ago, and that number figures to increase in it’s third year. The three day event is located at the foot of Hunter Mountain in eastern New York, easily accessible for anyone in New England. Tickets for the event start at $155, but will increase as more acts are added to the festival. Remember, this is the only country music festival in the Northeast. It’s an event that you definitely won’t want to miss.