Lady A, Church, Keith top Country Thunder line-up
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
– Country Thunder is rolling into Florence, Ariz., April 11-14, 2013 with Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice and Kip Moore.
The line-up for the event is:
4-5 p.m. Chris Janson
5:30-6:30 p.m. Sweetwater Rain
7-8:30 p.m. Kip Moore
9-10:30 p.m. Brantley Gilbert
1-2 p.m. TBA
2:30-3:30 p.m. TBA
4-5 p.m. Jana Kramer
5:30-6:30 p.m. Love & Theft
7-8:30 p.m. Tracy Lawrence
9-10:30 p.m. Eric Church
1-2 p.m. TBA
2:30-3:30 p.m. Morgan Frazier
4-5 p.m. Parmalee
5:30-6:30 p.m. Diamond Rio
7-8:30 p.m. Lee Brice
9-10:30 p.m. Toby Keith
1-2 p.m. TBA
2:30-3:30 p.m. Edens Edge
4-5 p.m. TBA
5:30-6:30 p.m. Jerrod Niemann
7-8:30 p.m. Justin Moore
9-10:30 p.m. Lady Antebellum
To enter the campgrounds, a 4-day admission wristband is required. The passes are available for the early bird special rate of $99 until midnight tonight central time. The price then goes up to $120.
The event will feature a bluegrass tent for the first time.
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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 »»»
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The best cut on the CD is a cover of Donny Hathaway's This Christmas, which brings out a soulful side you never knew Lady Antebellum had. »»»
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