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Adam Wakefield to Join Jamey Johnson on Tour This Weekend

Adam Wakefield

“The Voice” season 10 runner-up Adam Wakefield will join Jamey Johnson for two shows this Labor Day Weekend, opening for Johnson at the Du Quoin State Fair and Naperville’s Last Fling 2016 – both in Illinois.

The Du Quoin State Fair begins August 26 and runs through September 5. Wakefield will take the Grandstand state Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. CST, prior to Johnson’s set. The Du Quoin State Fairgrounds are located at 655 Executive Drive, Du Quoin, Ill., 62832. Tickets are available for purchase here. To learn more about the Du Quoin State Fair, visit illinois.gov.

Naperville’s Last Fling 2016 takes place September 2-5, with Wakefield performing Labor Day Monday, September 5, at 4:30 p.m. CST on the Main Stage. Last Fling 2016 is located at 440 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville, Ill. 60540. General admission tickets are $30 and available here. To learn more about Naperville’s Last Fling 2016, visit lastfling.org.

Jamey Johnson and Love and Theft to Headline Buckin Wild Music

Buckin Wild Music

Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of its Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Third Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, April 15-17.
Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with 5,000+ in attendance in its first two years, the highly anticipated festival remains one of the first and only festivals in the area to combine live Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and new this year, mud drags and mud bogging, capped off with a high-dollar mud bog bounty hole. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from years past, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own annual tradition.

“What’s happening now continues to validate our vision for the Buckin Wild Music Fest of keeping it real,” said Donny G. Liles, the festival’s founder and producer, and Managing Partner of ALL Entertainment LLC. “In just three years, we already have a first-rate lineup of great talent to deliver fantastic entertainment. This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique – the connection among the artists and the fans. On and off the stage, everyone has a great time.”

The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce its 2016 line-up with headliner, Jamey Johnson, 11-time Grammy Nominee, whose ACM and CMA award winning songs, “In Color” and George Strait’s “Give it Away,” earned him a place in the hearts of Country and Texas music fans forever, is set to perform on the main stage Saturday night.

Joining Johnson on Saturday is the CMA, ACM and CMT nominated Country duo Love and Theft, whose latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” a life affirming song of overcoming addiction and experiencing grace is gathering steam. Recently signed to the iconic Curb Records, Love and Theft is in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.” The duo’s current single shot to the #2 spot on iTunes downloads in January and the video is chugging along toward two million views on YouTube.

Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner, JW Lane and County Road X, with the success of their first two singles, “Weeds” and “Up and Gone,” produced by Mike McClure (The Great Divide), and their recent single, “Tease,” this band is a first-rate crowd pleaser with nowhere to go but up. Other hit makers to perform include Ray Scott, Steve Brack, Kaitlin Butts, Elaina Kay, Tyler Wilhelm, Ward Davis, Crossroads and SHEP.  Amarillo-based bands Shotgun Rider and Mike Chism and Hollow Point round out the 2016 roster.

The volume will soar higher and the red dirt will fly further than ever at the launch of the festival’s first-ever Buckin Wild Mud Fest, where mud boggers and mud-drag trucks are rolling in to compete in races, vie for the high-dollar Bounty Hole and enjoy the music.  Also on Saturday is the Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition, set to amp up the Lost Creek Ranch Arena with top-notch riders and bulls currently on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association www.pbr.com) circuit.

Buckin Wild Music Fest is proud to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Oklahoma Chapter once again in 2016 for “adding tomorrows.”

The laid back, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful Lost Creek Ranch will again treat both fans and artists to down-home, Western-style hospitality and good eats, supported by a great group of hands – local volunteers and professionals many of whom have been helping since year-one.

Tickets and detailed information about the festival are available online at www.buckinwildmusicfest.com.

Buckin Wild Music Fest is a “rain or shine” event.  For updates, follow Buckin Wild Music Fest on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and use #BuckinGoodTime.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Announces Deluxe Compilation Album “Southern Family” with Star-Studded Artists

Southern Family

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® today announced “Southern Family,” a compilation of songs by some of today’s top artists and produced by GRAMMY-winning Producer Dave Cobb, is the latest album set to release under the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music program. The deluxe album will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, March 18, 2016.

The deluxe “Southern Family” album, exclusive to Cracker Barrel, features songs from a star-studded line up of artists including Jason Isbell, Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert, Morgane and Chris Stapleton, and Jamey Johnson and recipes from some of the artist’s favorite family staples including John Paul White’s Black Walnut Cake, Anderson East’s Cheese & Sausage Balls, Shooter Jennings’s Shooter’s Sausage Gravy, and Miranda Lambert’s Mama’s Meatloaf. This offering pairs Cracker Barrel’s love of great food with its music program for guests to enjoy a unique collection of songs and recipes.

“This collaboration was such a fun one to be a part of because we know nothing goes better with Southern music than Southern food,” said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “What makes this compilation special is the combination of established artists that we’ve been watching for years, with others beginning to receive industry-wide recognition and awards, and that’s all brought together by the great Dave Cobb. It continues to add variety to our music program and create memorable experiences for our guests.”

Cracker Barrel has released albums through its Spotlight Music program with a wide variety of artists, including the brand’s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, and its upcoming album with soul R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton. Cracker Barrel’s music program presents a unique opportunity for the company to connect with consumers through an array of genres and artists

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Charlie Daniels Celebrates Musical Freedom and Heritage at 40th Anniversary of Volunteer Jam

Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images for Webster PR

Since the first Volunteer Jam with Charlie Daniels in 1974, a few things have changed, but one thing has remained: celebrating the generous spirit of southern rock – with a few surprises.

“Ain’t it good to be alive, and to be in Tennessee?” – Charlie Daniels

This year’s special event raised more than $200,000 for the Journey Home Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Charlie Daniels to connect donors with veterans organizations. Proceeds will also benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
The almost 5-hour-long concert was a “who’s who” of legendary musical artists. Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys quipped, “We’ve got more acts tonight than are running for president!”

Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Webster PR

Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Webster PR

Craig Morgan noted that the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam “is a piece of history.” Surprise guests included Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynrd, Blackberry Smoke, and Jamey Johnson, who were in addition to the guests already on the bill: Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, and Montgomery Gentry.

Lee Greenwood, known for the patriotic classic “God Bless the USA,” kicked off the show and set the tone for the night. Greenwood described Charlie Daniels as not only a “big brother” figure, but also as “a perfect lesson in how to live.” Numerous other artists echoed those sentiments throughout the night, revering Daniels’ musical talents and warm spirit.
But when it comes down to defining the music, it’s all about the spirit and authenticity.

Blackberry Smoke describes southern rock as “musical freedom,” while Ted Nugent talked about how he loves the “attitude and spirit” of the music. Billy Dean brought the discussion to contemporary country music, and how he feels that acts like Florida-Georgia Line are unjustly criticized for making music that is authentic to who they are.

In addition to the music, the main message of the event was about supporting veterans when they transition back to civilian life. Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity co-hosted the event alongside SiriusXM “The Highway” host Storme Warren. Throughout the night, they recognized military servicemen and women, including two Benghazi survivors, whose story will be portrayed in an upcoming movie called “13 Hours – Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” The title sponsor of the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, Henry Repeating Arms, presented a $200,000 check on stage to The Journey Home Project.

For more information about how you can get involved with the non-profit, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

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