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Brownsville, OR 97327
Oregon's largest and fastest growing outdoor country music festival.
2015 Main Stage Entertainment
Friday, August 14
Music Gates Open
Singer-songwriter Jackson Michelson hails from Corvallis, Oregon. Drawn to performances that inspire him, he places his focus on creating an intimate, entertaining live experience for fans. Raised on country, rock, reggae and soul music, Jackson will bring a smile to your face with raw country jams like ńˇýThe Good LifeńˇŁ and make you melt with the heartfelt ńˇýFire Burns For YouńˇŁ. ńˇýI tried to learn the trombone at age 12, but quickly learned I couldn't play and sing at the same time, which gravitated me toward the guitar,ńˇŁ says Michelson, ńˇýWriting songs came naturally after just a few days.ńˇŁ Get ready to be wowed by the personality and passion of this up-and-comer.
See Amy in her element as host, master of ceremonies and entertainer at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival! Amy has been described as one of the most energetic entertainers of today, with a show that varies from traditional country to rockin' original country songs to gospel, her favorite part of the show. Once you've seen her, you'll be a fan!
After winning Season Ten of American Idol, Scotty released his debut albumńˇ˝ the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. That album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum for sales of one million in just thirteen weeks. The first two singles from that album were also certified gold.
With album sales of more than 2.3 million in just three years, Scotty McCreery has emerged as one of country's hottest new stars. His deep voice and an irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. His new album, See You Tonight, debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. He co-wrote his current single, ńˇýSee You Tonight,ńˇŁ which is certified Platinum and as well as his first Top Ten hit. Not long after, the single, ńˇýFeelin' It,ńˇŁ became his second consecutive Top Ten hit.
Rascal Flatts performances are state-of-the art, house-rocking, sold-out excursions into musical excitement! All of it stems from the magic that happens when their voices unite.
Jay and Gary, from the Columbus, Ohio area, and Joe Don, from Picher, Oklahoma teamed up in a club in Nashville's Printers Alley. ńˇýWe knew right away we had something special,ńˇŁ says Jay, ńˇýeven if we were the only ones who ever got to hear it.ńˇŁ They quickly earned a record dealńˇţ talent, drive, and great song selection did the rest. Their list of hits constitutes one of the great bodies of work in modern country music, with ńˇýThese Days,ńˇŁ ńˇýBless the Broken Road,ńˇŁ ńˇýWhat Hurts The Most,ńˇŁ ńˇýMy Wish,ńˇŁ forming just the tip of an ever-expanding list of hits. They have seen 14 singles hit the top of the charts, spending more than eight months collectively at #1.
Even in a career as filled with music and milestones as that of Rascal Flatts, there are times when capturing the moment isn't difficult. Sometimes, it only takes a word. The release of Changed, the trio's eighth studio album, is a great case in point. ńˇýEverything is in this big crock pot called Changed,ńˇŁ says Gary with a laugh ńˇýIt's got meat, potatoes, vegetablesńˇţall of it. It's fun, it's poignant, and we think the hard work that went into it has really paid off. And we're very glad to take one more big step down the road.ńˇŁ
We're excited that road will bring Rascal Flatts to Brownsville in 2015!
Saturday, August 15
Music Gates Open
Partners in music, Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley grew up 20 minutes from each other in the rural/suburban sprawl of Northern Virginia. Both classically trained, their musical growth was shaped by church, where they eventually came together after college. Working odd jobs and teaching music, the two started writing together and knew they had something very special. Their unique sound is hard to define, but undeniable. As their major label debut takes shape, Rachel and Bryan continue to follow the music ńˇ˝ and the inexplicable magic ńˇ˝ that first brought them together.
Charles Esten has performed in the West End of London for British royalty, the White House for George H.W. and Barbara Bush and, possibly the biggest honor, for over 4,000 country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry. He's made both British and American audiences alike laugh with his frequent song improvisations on ńˇýWhose Line Is It Anyway?ńˇŁ But, we know him best for his role as the afflicted and talented Deacon Claybourne on Nashville. We can't wait to see him Saturday at the Festival! In the meantime, we'll be listening to a few of our favorite Deacon songs, like ńˇýSideshowńˇŁ and ńˇýPlayin' Tricks.ńˇŁ
Pam Tillis knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. She's a 15-time CMA nominee and 2-time winner, a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award's nominee and a 2 time IBMA nominee and one time winner.
Pam has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts, 10 studio albums including her 2002 release, the critically acclaimed It's All Relative (a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis), and her 3 releases Rhinestoned, Recollection and Just In Time For Christmas off her own label, Stellar Cat Records. Pam Tillis' star continues to shine brightly in the 3rd decade of her career.
ńˇýDumb enough to give it a shotńˇŁ Dustin Lynch followed his music dream, after graduating Pre-Med from David Lipscomb University. Today, he's heralded as the heir to George Strait's throne, walking a line between country music's past and its future.
Lynch's self-titled debut hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the lead single, ńˇýCowboys and Angels,ńˇŁ exceeded platinum sales. His sophomore album, Where It's At, is filled with lyrically meaningful and memorable songs. ńˇýHell of a NightńˇŁ percolates with an edgy energy while ńˇýMiddle of NowhereńˇŁ explores the complexities of being stuck in the friend zone. ńˇýAfter PartyńˇŁ celebrates his rural roots in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
This young man stands with an abundance of raw talent and an unwavering work ethic; he's seizing his moment and making the most of it.
Luke Bryan's life as an entertainer has been full of pinch-me moments. The Leesburg, GA, native and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is at the top of his game and yet, his new album, Crash My Party, proves he has no limits.
Full of playful longing, the first single ńˇýCrash My Party,ńˇŁ beckons, ńˇÍcome love on me.' Over a million fans have done so, as indicated by copies sold. One of Bryan's favorite recordings, ńˇýGoodbye Girl,ńˇŁ taps into a new vein, using a tender, Conway Twitty-like, soft voice. ńˇýDirt Road Diary,ńˇŁ is the story of his life, he says; a song he envisions country boys driving down a dirt road listening to.
We're so excited to host Luke in August, you just might need to pinch us.
Sunday, August 16
Music Gates Open
Anyone who watched the 32-year-old's journey from American Idol to Sony Music Nashville won't be surprised to discover that the passion driving the guitar-slinging Texan has now been dialed to 11. His self-titled debut, released in 2012, won rave reviews from outlets like USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to the Top 15 single ńˇýCrying on a Suitcase,ńˇŁ Casey has found new fans drawn in by what EW called his ńˇýsubtle grit.ńˇŁ However, for James, moderate success wasn't good enough. On this still-untitled sophomore effort, he plans to deliver big time with his new single, ńˇýFall Apart.ńˇŁ
With thirteen million albums sold, 22 Billboard Top-Tens, 18 Number One singles and multiple ACM and CMA awards, Tracy Lawrence has helped shape the sound of country music for over two decades. He's one of the most recognizable voices in country music with songs such as ńˇýPaint Me A Birmingham,ńˇŁ ńˇýTime Marches On,ńˇŁ ńˇýAlibis,ńˇŁ and ńˇýFind Out Who Your Friends Are.ńˇŁ
His most recent single, ńˇýLie,ńˇŁ marks the most recent chapter of his career, the studio album Headlights, Taillights And Radios. The title carries a signature meaning for the artist. ńˇýHeadlightsńˇŁ looking to the future; ńˇýTaillightsńˇŁ celebrating the past; and ńˇýRadiosńˇŁ a tribute to his radio success. This isn't just another release for Lawrence, it's a testament to how his music continues to evolve and engage fans. This eleven-song collection features some of his most progressive music to date.
With six No. 1 hits under his belt at age 29, Grammy-nominated Chris Young has accomplished more than some artists do in a lifetime. Known for his classic baritone and melt-your-heart ballads Young knows how to have a good time, too.
His fourth album, A.M., sounds nothing like his previous albums, yet it remains defiantly, definitely country. The Top 5 hit ńˇýAw Naw,ńˇŁ immediately sets the tone with an irreverent story about what Young calls ńˇýan accidental party ńˇ˝ ńˇýHey, I just came to have one, and ended up staying all night.ńˇÍńˇŁ Its addictive four-on-the-floor vibe is tailor made for live sing-alongs, with a tongue-in-cheek title that's both ridiculous and ridiculously inescapable. ńˇýńˇÍLighters in the Air' is about meeting someone and falling in love at a concert, losing yourself in that night,ńˇŁ he says. The tender, traditional love song ńˇýGoodbyeńˇŁ is evidence thereńˇÍs something deeper going on in the hours before the dawn. ńˇýYou might assume itńˇÍs a breakup song. But itńˇÍs about a relationship worth fighting for, showing up at somebodyńˇÍs house in the middle of the night and trying to work it out.ńˇŁ
Did we mention this Murfreesboro, TN native is a handsome charmer to boot?
The Band Perry
The Band Perry
Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, The Band Perry ventured into the unknown when writing and recording their second album, Pioneer. Rather than covered wagons or astronauts on the moon, it's about marching forward and making noise, despite being unsure of how to get where you're going. The title track asks, ńˇÍWhere are we going' ńˇÍWhat will become of us?' This is the first recording the trio feels truly captures the full-throttle intensity of The Band Perry's live show.
Taken as a whole, Pioneer enables The Band Perry to accomplish one of its primary goals: to bring the romantic mystique of bands back to music. Whether it's the country-rock stomping empowerment anthem ńˇýDONE.,ńˇŁ the blistering ńˇýNight Gone Wasted,ńˇŁ or the Queen-influenced ńˇýForever Mine NevermindńˇŁ the songs were tailor-made for arena shows. There are also vulnerable, thoughtful tunes like ńˇýPioneer,ńˇŁ ńˇýMother Like Mine,ńˇŁ and ńˇýEnd of Time,ńˇŁ a ballad that recalls the band's Southern roots.
The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights and is continuing to climb.