After many months of negotiating and finalizing details, Dauphin’s Countryfest is excited to announce that their 2013 Saturday night line-up will be:
Florida Georgia Line
Luke Bryan is a superstar in the making and the career growth from his first to his second to his third studio album, tailgates & tanlines, is the proof. The Georgian who burst on the scene in 2007 with his unique blend of down-home accessibility, movie star good looks and relatable lyrics, is set to explode in a major way. The new album debuted at #1 on the country chart and #2 on the pop charts, making it the second highest debut at that time of 2011 for a country artist.
Thompson Square isn’t a real place, exactly. It’s the musical territory staked out by the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, an exciting and unpredictable area where country meets rock, rough meets smooth and one vagabond heart finds a harmonious common ground with another. It’s the sweet destination where two journeys end and another one begins. “It’s the place where we create our thing, a little fantasyland where we live,” Keifer says. And now the rest of us get to discover that magical place, starting with the duo’s new self-titled debut album.
The full-throttle excitement that Florida Georgia Line has carried to packed houses throughout the Southeast is now going nationwide. The duo — Monroe, Georgia’s Tyler Hubbard and Ormond Beach, Florida’s Brian Kelley — have turned their highly engaging brand of showmanship into opening slots for artists like Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford, and into a coveted spot on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour with the likes of Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, and Justin Moore. Now they have captured all the fire and energy of that stage show in a new single, “Cruise,” an infectious anthem to love in its first magic moments.
For more information on these and other artists go to www.countryfest.ca. Tickets for Dauphin’s Countryfest 2013 (June 27-30) go on sale to members October 15, 2012 and to the public November 19, 2012 and can be purchased online at www.countryfest.ca or by calling 1-800-361-7300. More entertainment announcements will follow in the coming months.