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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.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Washburn, Fleck give reasons to be happy  – "I sing because I'm happy," sang Abigail Washburn toward the end of her show with fellow banjo picker (not to mention, husband) Bela Fleck in the closing number of the night "His Eye is on the Sparrow." Washburn had a lot of reason to be on this night in a beautiful setting at Harvard University. The two held court over two... »»»
Concert Review: For The Jayhawks, no reissues needed – The Jayhawks have not released any new music since 2011's "Mockingbird Time," but, well actually, there are reasons for one of the key contributors to the alt.-country music. In July, "Sounds of Lies" (1997), "Smile" (2000) and "Rainy Day Music" (2003) saw the light of day again in expanded reissue versions.... »»»