2021 Lineup

Thomas Rhett

With a centered focus and renewed clarity, “ACM Entertainer of the Year” Thomas Rhett began teasing songs as they were written on social media over the past year, receiving a frenzy of positive feedback from fans. With that, his upcoming fifth studio double album COUNTRY AGAIN: SIDE A (The Valory Music Co.) began to take shape. Lead single “What’s Your Country Song” marks Thomas Rhett’s 17th career No. One single and 11th consecutive No. One – the longest active streak in the format. As "few singers have played a larger role in defining the sound of country music over the past half-dozen years” (Rolling Stone), Thomas Rhett’s four previous studio albums have spawned nearly 10 BILLION total career streams while he’s received two CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period, adding to his collection of trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. “At the top of his musical game” (Winnipeg Free Press), the in-demand superstar has headlined multiple nationwide and international tours as well as some of music’s biggest festivals. For more information, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell, a Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum rising superstar, released “Single Saturday Night” for his fans to give them new music after he had to pause his headlining Down To Earth Tour and come off the road amidst the current COVID19 crisis. The massive fan response propelled “Single Saturday Night” to No. 7 on the all-genre iTunes chart during its digital release week, and debuted on the Spotify US Viral 50 chart that week as the only country song on the list. On Pandora, “Single Saturday Night” was the No. 1 Top Thumbed Song on its New Country Station for an unprecedented four consecutive weeks upon release. “Single Saturday Night” is currently Top 5 on the country singles chart and still rising. In the seven years since the release of his debut album on Warner Music Nashville, Swindell has toured with the biggest superstars in country music including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, and officially became a headliner on his own Reason To Drink Tours in 2018. Swindell has racked up an impressive NINE No. 1 singles; 11 No. 1 singles as a songwriter; one 1 billion+ audience reaching single (“You Should Be Here”), eight Platinum singles; a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell); a Gold-certified sophomore album (You Should Be Here), his No. 1 hit “Break Up In The End” named the NSAI Song of the Year (2019), over 1 BILLION on demand streams as well as numerous SONGWRITING honors and awards.

Cole Swindell

Runaway June

Runaway June is comprised of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals/guitar), Natalie Stovall (vocals/fiddle/guitar), and Jennifer Wayne (vocals/guitar). The trio’s “inescapable talent” (AXS.com) is multiplied by their seamlessly rich, organic harmonies and fiery, western-rooted bluegrass sound. The “Next Women of Country” (CMT) have earned praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, Paste, People and more. They’ve made numerous national TV appearances, including TODAY, GMA and CMA Country Christmas and have been nominated for ACM Awards and CMT Awards. Due to their electrifying live show, Runaway June has performed at Stagecoach, C2C Country To Country, and on some of the biggest tours in country music, opening for superstars like Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood. Honored as a coveted “New Face” at the 2020 Country Radio Seminar, the BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records trio’s single “Buy My Own Drinks” peaked at Top 5 on the Mediabase Country Chart, the highest charting song by a female group since The Chicks in 2003. Their debut album Blue Roses (2019) received critical acclaim and was included on Rolling Stone’s and Paste Magazine’s best albums of the year lists. Currently on Luke Bryan’s 2021 Proud To Be Right Here Tour, the award-nominated trio’s bright, rootsy new EP, backstory, is out now. For more information, visit www.runawayjune.com.

Runaway June

Ben Allen Band

One of the best-known bands in Florida, Ben Allen Band absolutely entertains and brings the energy every time they take the stage! Known in SWFL for years and now performing nationally and even internationally, Ben Allen came back from being a semifinalist on NBC's The Voice with his batteries charged. These guys are once again ready to open Live Fest and give a performance that is sure to leave a lasting impression and set the tone for an amazing night of music!

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2019 Lineup

  • Darius Rucker
  • Lady A
  • Jordan Davis
  • Ben Allen Band