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Paisley, Keith, Bryan headline Watershed Festival

Friday, March 8, 2013 – The Watershed Music Festival announced Friday that Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley will headline the Washington festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre Aug. 2-4.

Lee Brice, Terri Clark, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Chris Young and more with late night sets at the "World Famous Late Night Honky Tonk" by Shooter Jennings and Blackberry Smoke will be part of the festival.

Three-day festival passes and camping go on sale Friday, March 15 at www.watershedfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com. Camping starts at $110, and festival passes are priced at $149 including taxes and fees.

"This time last year as we were getting ready to announce the first year of this festival, we knew we had a great location and a unique concept for country fans, but we didn't know how amazing the weekend would turn out to be," said Brian O'Connell, five-time ACM Promoter of the Year and President of Live Nation, Nashville. "We were blown away by the fans and the support from the artists. We have some new surprises planned for this year and hope to keep making it bigger and better year after year."

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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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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