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NYC’s Country Music Festival Will Return To Randall’s Island Park With Big Names

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FarmBorough Festival’s first year surpassed all expectations as New York City’s first-ever country music festival when over 40,000 fans united on Randall’s Island Park for three days of first-class country music.  A collaboration between Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment, the two-stage festival will return on June 17-19 for a second year with a megastar lineup including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.  Juxtaposed against the backdrop of New York City’s iconic and breathtaking skyline, #NYCGoesCountry as the genre’s fervent fans will be able to enjoy FarmBorough’s diverse lineup that will also include A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Eric Paslay and more to be announced in the coming weeks.  Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am ET at FarmBoroughFestival.com.

“Since the gates closed on FarmBorough last year we’ve been working towards today and how to come back even stronger than FarmBorough’s first year,” said Brian O’Connell Live Nation President of Country Touring.  “Having the heavyweight power of such huge and distinct names as well artists that I think will be the genre’s next big superstars on the bill helps ease the pressure a little bit of putting on a festival in the greatest city in the world.  I can’t wait to get back out there and continue to make our mark on the Big Apple.”

“We made history last year by launching New York City’s first ever major Country Music Festival,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “The amazing lineup for FarmBorough 2016 speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to show everyone what’s in store for June. It’s gonna be awesome.”

An important milestone for the country music genre, critics and fans alike continue to praise and welcome FarmBorough Festival with open arms.

Follow further FarmBorough updates on Facebook: facebook.com/farmboroughfestival, Twitter: @FarmBoroughFest, Instagram: @Farmboroughfest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #farmborough and #nycgoescountry

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill Owes $10.5 Million to Destiny USA After Abrupt Exit

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The now closed Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar and Grill must pay Destiny USA $10.5 million after breaching its contract, a judge has ruled.  Toby Keith’s abandoned its third floor location in the middle of the night last May. And it appears to have walked away from the lawsuit, too.

State Supreme Court Justice Hugh Gilbert decided in favor of the mall after Toby Keith’s missed a November deadline to contest the lawsuit.  Destiny’s lawyer declined to comment when asked what chance the mall has in collecting its debt. Right now, the $10.5 million judgment is simply a piece of paper sitting in the clerk’s office.

It’s not clear what Toby Keith’s next move will be. But there’s no sign that the parent company, Boomtown Entertainment, of Arizona, followed through with its threat to sue the mall back in local court. A company spokesman had accused Destiny of violating the lease terms by allowing another mall venue — notably Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville — to offer live music.

Country music star Toby Keith licenses his name to the business, but has no stake in the restaurant, which has had a rocky start in other locations, too.

 

Garth Brooks is the Highest Paid Country Artist

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Garth Brooks is country music’s bread-winner.

He ranked third on “Forbe’s” list of the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2015 with $90 million.  The list is based on record sales, shows and other endeavors.

Toby Keith came in at 16 with $53 million, followed by Jason Aldean at 19 with $43 million.  Luke Bryan ranked 20th with $42 million.  Kenny Chesney was 21st with $42 million.  Tim McGraw landed in the 24th spot with $38 million and Florida Georgia Line ranked 27th with $36.5 million.

Toby Keith Invites You to Celebrate National Mezcal Day

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Less than two weeks after the release of his latest album, “35 mph Town,” Toby Keith will celebrate National Mezcal Day on October 21 with his Wild Shot Mezcal, his signature premium spirit that has revolutionized its category of adult beverages. Officially declared a holiday by Keith in 2011, National Mezcal Day has drawn increasing attention each year as the spirit grows in popularity.  Sip it straight or take a shot of the 86.8 proof spirit and join the fun on Wild Shot’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for exclusive giveaways including brand new, limited edition Wild Shot t-shirts (shown below) in celebration of the holiday.

Mezcal, tequila’s older, wiser cousin, is an increasingly growing category, as noted by the trendy Mezcal restaurants popping up in New York and Los Angeles.  Mixologists have taken a keen interest in experimenting with the smoky notes, present as a result of Mezcal’s unique distillation process.

Honor National Mezcal Day by being your own mixologist. Grab a bottle of Wild Shot and explore recipes like Smoke’ N Tropics and Wild (s)Hot Spiked Cider found at www.wildshot.com or sign up for Wild Shot’s newsletter here to instantly receive a free digital cocktail recipe book.

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