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Jackson, The Band Perry added to Arizona Country Thunder

Friday, December 2, 2011 – Alan Jackson and The Band Perry were added to the Arizona Country Thunder line-up, it was announced Friday.

Jackson is set to close out the 19th annual Arizona Country Thunder festival and will join previously announced headliners Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Big & Rich for the festival taking place on April 12-15, 2012.

Texas-based talents like Wade Bowen and the Eli Young Band who will take the stage on Thursday along with Craig Morgan were added as well.

Big & Rich previously announced for Friday night, will be joined by Steve Holy, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler and Sawyer Brown.

Saturday's line-up includes headliner Shelton, Neal McCoy, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square and new country act, The Farm!

For the final day of the festival, Phil Vassar will take the stage. Illinois native Brett Eldredge, and The Band Perry also will perform.

The line up is:

Thursday - Main Stage
4-5pm Wade Bowen
5:30-6:30 pm Eli Young Band
7-8:30 pm Craig Morgan
9-10:30 pm Dierks Bentley

Friday - Main Stage
2:30-3:30 pm Steve Holy
4-5pm Sawyer Brown
5:30-6:30 pm Kellie Pickler
7-8:30 pm Jake Owen
9-10:30 pm Big & Rich

Saturday - Main Stage
2:30-3:30 pm The Farm
4-5pm Neal McCoy
5:30-6:30 pm Joe Nichols
7-8:30 pm Thompson Square
9-10:30 pm Blake Shelton

Sunday - Main Stage
4-5pm Brett Eldredge
5:30-6:30 pm Phil Vassar
7-8:30 pm The Band Perry
9-10:30 pm Alan Jackson

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