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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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