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Country Thunder shows add performers

Monday, December 23, 2013 – The Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett and Thompson Square were added to the Country Thunder festival lineups in 2014.

Farr, Pope and Thompson Square will join the festival in Florence, Ariz., slated for April 10-13. The Eli Young Band and Rhett are playing the Twin Lakes, Wis., event scheduled for July 24-27.

Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert will perform at both festivals. In addition, The Band Perry will perform in Arizona, while Gary Allan and Brantley Gilbert will play in Wisconsin.

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Concert Review: MerleFest showcases diversity on day two – Although primarily thought of as a "roots music" festival, the artists at MerleFest can and do come from a variety of genres and locales. On the first full day of this year's festival, that point was underscored with performances from not just bluegrass and string bands, but also rock 'n' roll, soul and international acts... »»»