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Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown headline Country Thunder

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 – Country Thunder, one of the biggest country music festivals, will have Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts headlining the four nights of the Wisconsin event. In the Arizona version of the event, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Sawyer Brown and McBride headline.

The Arizona event will be at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence. Taking place April 7 -10, 2011, the price is $99 for 4 days with the price valid until Nov. 30.

The line-up is:

Thursday, April 7th Kick-off Party (Music begins at 6:30 p.m.) - Sawyer Brown

Friday, April 8 (Music starts at 2 p.m.) - Jason Aldean

Saturday, April 9 (Music starts at 1 p.m.) - Martina McBride

Sunday, April 10 Music begins at 1 p.m.) - Toby Keith

Taking place July 21-24, 2011 in Twin Lakes, Wisc., the 4-day general admission pass is $99.

The line-up includes:

Thursday, July 21 (Music begins at 5:30 p.m.) - Lady Antebellum

Friday, July 22 (Music begins at 1 p.m.) - Zac Brown Band

Saturday, July 23 (Music begins at 1 p.m.) - Martina McBride

Sunday, July 24 (Music begins at 1 p.m.) - Rascal Flatts

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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747 CD review - 747
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lots to like about McKenna (when you could hear her) – Lori McKenna had lots of reasons to be in a good mood. First off, the opening band, a pop act called teenender included two of her sons. In two days, her 11th disc, "The Tree" would be released to glowing reviews. So it would seem that this homecoming show was the ideal setting with all five kids, her husband, siblings, cousins, people who... »»»
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