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Urban, Paisley, Bentley lead Country Thunder Wisconsin bill

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town highlight the acts headlining Country Thunder in July in Twin Lakes, Wisc.

Lady Antebellum was previously announced to play the 4-day festival, which will be July 18-21, 2013.

The line-up is:

Thursday:
5:30-6:30 p.m. Chris Janson
7-8:30 p.m. Justin Moore
9-10:30 p.m. Dierks Bentley

Friday:
1-2 p.m. TBA
2:30-3:30 p.m. Morgan Frazier
4-5 p.m. Parmalee
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dustin Lynch
7-8:30 p.m. Little Big Town
9-10:30 p.m. Keith Urban

Saturday:
1-2 p.m. TBA
2:30-3:30 p.m. Sweetwater Rain
4-5 p.m. Phil Vassar
5:30-6:30 p.m. Lee Brice
7-8:30 p.m. Chris Young
9-10:30 p.m. Brad Paisley

Sunday:
1-2 p.m. TBA
2:30-3:30 p.m. Edens Edge
4-5 p.m. TBA
5:30-6:30 p.m. Joe Nichols
y-8:30 p.m. TBA
9-10:30 p.m. Lady Antebellum

Four-day passes for the discounted rate of $99 are available until 11:59 p.m. central on Dec. 31.

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