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Watershed to Return For Back-To-Back Weekends In 2016!


Watershed Music and Camping Festival will be the first-ever country music festival to host two consecutive weekends, set to take place on July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7 at the world’s most scenic music venue, The Gorge.  Since its inception four short years ago, Watershed garnered a nomination for “Festival of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music and has been heralded by Country WeeklyEntertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as a “must-see” summer festival.  With a history of selling out in just minutes, both weekends will feature the same lineup of soon to be announced headliners.

“Watershed was the very first festival we launched four years ago,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “Thinking back to when we started we had no idea how quickly it would take off.  The fans who we now know as ’Shedders have become very important to us on this journey.  We’ve been listening to their feedback and adding a second weekend seemed like the next logical move.  It’s hard to describe the unique vibe you feel at Watershed, it’s such a special and awe-inspiring event and now more people will have the opportunity to see what it’s all about.”

Watershed is known for consistently providing a dynamic and eclectic lineup with platinum-selling headliners taking to the festival’s iconic main stage each year, as well as showcasing country’s emerging acts with the “Next From Nashville” stage.  With the breath-taking and unrivaled setting of The Gorge, the festival’s fans (otherwise known as ‘Shedders) have built an unwavering community with themed campsites, homemade campground activities including monster slip n’ slides, giant beer pong competitions and even impromptu weddings.  The festival’s unique atmosphere and remote location also lends itself to fringe events including spirited late-night sets and amusement rides with heart-stopping views of the watershed for the Columbia River, such a rarity that it inspired the name of the event.

The first to be established in Live Nation’s family of premier country music festivals, the success of Watershed was quickly followed by the launch of five other destination festivals including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI; Delaware Junction in Harrington, DE; Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV; Windy City LakeShake in Chicago, IL and FarmBorough in New York, NY.

More information including full lineup and on-sale dates will be announcing in the coming weeks.  Join in the conversation on Twitter @watershedfest, Instagram @watershedfestival, Facebook or visit


Clay Walker Performs New Single “Right Now” at Opry

Clay Walker performed hisnew single, “Right Now,” at The Grand Ole Opry last week. Fans, who haven’t already, can purchase the song here

“Working with Shane (Minor) and Wade (Kirby), who are not only tremendous musicians, but great friends, was really inspiring,” said Walker. “Shane thought that we should write something that would showcase what he calls ‘the bluesy feel of my voice,’ so he thought to call in Wade. What we came away with was, for me, ‘soulful magic’ – a song that’s for everyone that has let themselves be vulnerable to the possibility of love.”


To get up to date information fans can also follow Walker on his socials at and

Country Thunder Announces Big Names for 2016 Lineup

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After earning the 2015 “Festival Of The Year” Award from the Academy of Country Music, fans may be wondering what Country Thunder Wisconsin could possibly do for an encore, and they have fired back with a top-notch line-up!

CT Nation is going to cruise like never before and it all happens July 21-24, 2016 within the stunning natural beauty of Twin Lakes, WI.

Joining previously announced country rebel megastar Eric Church, will be Country Music’s hottest and most consistent duo of the past decade, Florida Georgia Line, to close out Friday night, hit-maker Chris Young as Thursday night’s headliner, and the energetic and always entertaining country heartthrob, Jake Owen bringing the “real life” on Saturday.

Country Thunder strives to always bring the biggest names to CT Nation,” said Kim Blevins, Director of Marketing. “But we also want to bring music fans the best festival experience by presenting a combination of hot, up-and-coming chart climbers, veteran artists and buzz-worthy new signings.”

Multi-faceted hit-maker Thomas Rhett is set to take the stage on Sunday and his string of No. 1s make the 25-year-old Georgia native a perfect fit for the high-energy party atmosphere in Wisconsin. Rhett reached country superstar status early in 2015 with mega-smash, Tangled Up.

Going on just ahead of Florida Georgia Line on Friday night will be veteran North Carolina country quartet, Parmalee. After five albums and over a decade of hard touring, the group broke into the top-10 U.S. country charts with “Feels Like Carolina” in 2013. For others basking in the Country Thunder glow of Twin Lakes, the upward trajectory has been much quicker, but no less rewarding.

Riding the wave of their monster hit single, “Smoke,” Nashville-based, Southern Rock-influenced band, A Thousand Horses, is one of the most in-demand touring acts of the past year – and we’ve got ‘em on Sunday night!

Speaking of smokin’ . . . the future of country music will be on full display Country Thunder Wisconsin-style with young guns Chris Janson, Dallas Smith, Chase Bryant, and David Ray.

While each is a highly-anticipated addition to this year’s edition of Country Thunder Wisconsin, Janson, in particular, is riding high on the runaway success of the title cut of Buy Me A Boat, and the infectious party vibe of singlePower Of Positive Drinkin’.”

Round it out with acts such as The Bellamy Brothers, Terri Clark, Joe Diffie, Courtney Cole, The Cadillac Three, Ryan Hurd, Tucker Beathard and more, and you have a Country Thunder Music Festival experience like no other.

Currently, tickets and camping are available for the country music event of the year and can be purchased online at or by phone at 1-866-802-6418.

The Dixie Chicks Announce USA Tour!!!

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The Dixie Chicks are coming to the good ole USA in 2016. The North American tour will kick-off in Cincinnati, OH on June 1st and wrap up October 10th in LA. Presales are tomorrow!!! Who’s excited?!?! I AM! I AM!!!

Wed, Jun 01
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH

Fri, Jun 03
Blossom Music Center
Cleveland, OH

Sat, Jun 04
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Detroit, MI

Sun, Jun 05
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Chicago, IL

Wed, Jun 08
P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Fri, Jun 10
First Niagara Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA

Sat, Jun 11
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

Mon, Jun 13
Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY

Tue, Jun 14
Xfinity Center
Boston, MA

Thu, Jun 16
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Bangor, ME

Fri, Jun 17
The Xfinity Theater
Hartford, CT

Sat, Jun 18
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Tue, Jun 21
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Toronto, ON

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Fri, Jun 24
Hershey Park
Hershey, PA

Sat, Jun 25
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, VA

Thu, Jul 07
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, BC

Fri, Jul 08
White River Amphitheatre
Seattle, WA

Sat, Jul 09
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Portland, OR

Tue, Jul 12
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, CA

Wed, Jul 13
Toyota Amphitheater
Sacramento, CA

Fri, Jul 15
Sleep Train Amphitheater
San Diego, CA

Sat, Jul 16
Las Vegas Arena
Las Vegas, NV

Sun, Jul 17
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

Wed, Jul 20
Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
Irvine, CA

Fri, Aug 05
Gexa Energy Paviliion
Dallas, TX

Sat, Aug 06
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Houston, TX

Sun, Aug 07
Austin360 Amphitheatre
Austin, TX

Wed, Aug 10
Farm Bureau Live
Virginia Beach, VA

Fri, Aug 12
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Raleigh, NC

Sat, Aug 13
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC

Sun, Aug 14
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA

Wed, Aug 17
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

Fri, Aug 19
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
Tampa, FL

Sat, Aug 20
Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
West Palm Beach, FL

Wed, Aug 24
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
St. Louis, MO

Thu, Aug 25
Klipsch Music Center
Indianapolis, IN

Sat, Aug 27
Minnesota State Fair
Minneapolis, MN

Tue, Aug 30
Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO

Thu, Sep 01
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Englewood, CO

Fri, Sep 02
USANA Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT

Mon, Oct 10
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

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