FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. The global superstars are the first and only Country act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND-certified singles with 11X PLATINUM, #1 breakout “Cruise” (the best-selling digital Country single of all time – SoundScan) and 10X PLATINUM, #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha (holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at 50 straight weeks). With their fifth studio album, LIFE ROLLS ON (BMLG Records), featuring #1 hits “Long Live” and “I Love My Country,” FGL keeps proving themselves as in-demand collaborators and “one of the format’s premier musical shapeshifters” (Esquire), including recent releases “Lil Bit” (Nelly), “It’s About Time” (Russell Dickerson), plus “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” (Chase Rice). FGL’s tallied 18 career #1 singles, 13.5+ billion global streams, sold more than 40 million tracks and 4.8 million albums worldwide, logged 1.7 billion video views, and played to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. Honored by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, their creative empire also includes FGL House Party Radio with Florida Georgia Line on Apple Music Country, and thriving business initiatives: FGL House, meet + greet, Round Here Records, Tree Vibez Music, Tribe Kelley, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean).
Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion overall digital streams. The “ultra-personal material” (Rolling Stone) behind his current single “Living” follows Bentley’s 18th career #1 and ACM award-winning hit “Burning Man,” as he continues to reveal ambitious, complex sounds with lyrics inspired by his own personal journey through the writing and the recording of THE MOUNTAIN. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations.
Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status with his new album Body Language, available everywhere now. The album’s flagship single “Happy Anywhere” (featuring Gwen Stefani) topped the Country Digital Song Sales chart, also marking his 28th #1 on the country airplay charts. Now he’s building upon the message that it doesn’t matter what you have or where you are if you have love: his latest hit, “Minimum Wage“ is currently Top 15 on the country charts. Both tunes follow the Platinum-selling, multi-week #1 “Nobody But You” which has now topped 240million streams. “Nobody But You” made its TV debut on the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his smash “God’s Country.” The 4x Platinum smash earned the 2019 CMA Award and 2020 ACM Award for Single of the Year. As his award wins approach the hundreds, Shelton remains a force in the industry with ACM (5), AMA(3), CMA(10),CMT(11)and People’s Choice Awards(6), among many others. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is an eight-time champion, most recently with his contestant Cam Anthony. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. A noted humanitarian, Shelton has helped raise millions of dollars for children’s hospitals, disaster relief organizations, food banks and more in his home state of Oklahoma and throughout the country.
Emcee: KELLIE PICKLER
Kellie Pickler, singer/actress/producer, grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles. She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10) and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and listed on the “Best of 2012”by The Washington Post. In Spring 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” That same year, she also released her fourth album. In 2018, Kellie made her Hallmark Channel debut with “Christmas at Graceland,” their highest-rated movie in history and most-watched movie of the year, playing the film’s lead, Laurel: a finance executive who rediscovers her passion for singing; a role she reprised in the June 2019 sequel “Wedding at Graceland.” Pickler is an avid supporter of the U.S. military and has been named a USO Global Ambassador for 2021 after having completed twelve USO Tours. She has been honored with the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award, the USO Heart for the Warrior Award and the Chris Kyle Patriot Award.
LANCO continues to pave its course after the their success of their 2x PLATINUM multi-week radio chart-topper “Greatest Love Story” and critically acclaimed GOLD hit “Born To Love You.” The five-man band’s #1 selling debut and coming-of-age album, HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, made LANCO the first Country group to debut on the Billboard Country albums charts at #1 in 10 years with their coming-of-age album.
Audiences already know Russell Dickerson very well as a prolific songwriter and powerhouse showman. In 2017, his gold-certified full-length debut, Yours, bowed at #5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #1 on the Emerging Artists Chart. Nominations followed at the Academy of Country Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Among many highlights in 2020, he received a nod in the category of “Best New Male Artist of the Year” at the ACM. Plus, he has electrified audiences on tour with the likes of Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Lady A, and Kane Brown in addition to bringing the “RD Party” to sold out venues everywhere as a headliner. Making for one of the biggest collaborations of his career so far, he teams up with chart-topping multiplatinum duo Florida Georgia Line on the stadium-size and summer-ready “It’s About Time.”
ELI YOUNG BAND
With momentum still high following their fourth career #1, MULTI-PLATINUM hitmakers ELI YOUNG BAND are releasing an introspective new single with “Break It In” via The Valory Music Co. Under producer Dann Huff, the tune explores lessons in life and love that are only learned over time well spent. As showcased through vivid Benjy Davis, Brandon Day, Daniel Ross, and Michael Whitworth-penned lyrics, EYB further delivers a booming chorus: “Like these dusty boots that walked me through / The work that got me here / And these faded jeans with Skoal can rings / I’ve worn out all these years / When the shine wears off, when you lose that gloss / There’s so much more underneath it all / You think that good is good as it can get / Then you break it in.”
THE CADILLAC THREE
Spending their formative years playing music together in basements and garages laid the foundation for THE CADILLAC THREE to put their own spin on each new record. They open a time capsule of their musical history together and expand on some of the grooves from COUNTRY FUZZ release with a new offering titled TABASCO & SWEET TEA via Big Machine Records. Dropping the sonic swirl with little warning, the new album is a welcome interruption to the mundane and stress felt around the globe.
Over the past 3 years, Ell has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the world touring with Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Sugarland. She has more than held her own in moments alongside such artists as Mellissa Etheridge, Billy Ray Cyrus, Robert Randolph, Billy Gibbons and other legends. She has made multiple appearances on the CMA Awards stage including playing with Carrie Underwood and performing with distinguished country group, Little Big Town, alongside other powerhouse female artists in one the biggest moments of the 2019 CMA Awards where she was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year. Ell’s nominations do not stop there, she is a 2×2020 ACM nominee for New Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year.
MADDIE & TAE
Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their #1 debuting The Way It Feels album release with Rolling Stone saying the new music is “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row.” Together as longtime friends and music collaborators, Maddie Font and Taylor Kerr co-wrote 14 of the album’s 15 tracks including the Platinum-certified #1 country radio hit, “Die From A Broken Heart,” which Esquire calls “their finest moment yet.” The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations.
“A signpost for modern female complexity,” (Billboard) Warner Music Nashville / Atlantic Records recording artist Ingrid Andress received three GRAMMY nominations earlier this year and was the only country artist nominated in the general field “Big Four” categories as a Best New Artist nominee, tying Miranda Lambert as this year’s most-nominated country artist. A 4X ACM Awards nominee, she co-wrote and co-produced every song on her debut album, Lady Like, which features her Multi-Platinum-selling, #1 debut single “More Hearts Than Mine,” and her current single “Lady Like,” which is climbing the country radio charts now. In addition, the 2020 CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards nominee took home Song of the Year honors from both the Music Row Awards and NSAI’s Nashville Songwriter Awards and was the first female country artist named to Apple Music’s Up Next program. With ove r500million streams to date, she has received widespread acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, HUFFPOST, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Teen Vogue, WWD, PAPER and Wonderland to name a few and has made several national TV performances including appearances on ELLEN, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The 54th Annual CMA Awards and The 2020 CMT Music Awards.
For two salt-of-the-earth, small-town guys like Brad and Curtis Rempel —the brothers that comprise bluegrass-infected country duo High Valley —little compares to interacting with their fervent fans. Yes, to hear the musicians tell it, their audience has a special way of justifying everything they’ve ever worked for. They decamped to Nashville earlier this decade, quickly building a cult following thanks to beloved indie releases like 2014’s County Line EP. By late-2015 they’d landed a deal with Atlantic/Warner Nashville; a few months later “Make You Mine” was burning up the charts.
Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee RaeLynn is continuing to redefine her lane in Country music with her gift for storytelling through songwriting, accented by a one-of-a-kind, electric personality. RaeLynn’s latest EP BAYTOWN – her first since signing to Round Here Records – arrived on August 14 and is closing in on 50 MILLION streams, adding to her 630 MILLION total career streams.
Blue-collar, Tennessee-native Larry Fleet grew up with a love of music sparked by an eclectic mix of influences spanning from Merle Haggard to Marvin Gaye. A chance encounter with Jake Owen in 2017 led to a collaborative friendship and an opening slot on the road with Owen. Not long after, Fleet was sharing the stage with a living legend and one of his heroes – Willie Nelson – and etching his mark in the Nashville songwriting community co-writing with esteemed tunesmiths including Rhett Akins, Brett James and Kendell Marvel. Garnering Fleet praise for his “emotive vocals” (Billboard), the song’s official music video continues to resonate with fans, amassing 6 MILLION+ YouTube views.
Songwriter, artist and producer Shy Carter has reached all corners of the industry with his early success. With credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven” to Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Carter is one of the most formidable up-and-coming talents in Nashville and beyond. He is among the writers behind Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like it Used To,” Sugarland’s smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Rob Thomas’ single “Someday.” In addition to his feature on Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” Carter has collaborated with Keith Urban on both “Never Comin’ Down” and “My Wave.” Named to Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list, he has also worked with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and more.
With over 148 million on-demand streams, believers at country radio and the support of over a dozen digital tastemakers – Spotify, Amazon Music and Pandora among them – Kameron Marlowe has exploded onto the country scene, emerging as the big-voiced authentic talent modern fans crave. But if you ask the humble everyman himself, he’ll tell you straight up: He never saw this coming. After signing with Columbia and releasing a self-titled EP in 2020, Marlowe tapped another electrifying power ballad as his single debut, sending the buzzed-and-broken “Sober as a Drunk” to country radio. In response, he was named to more than a dozen “ones to watch” lists, opened for stars including Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, and Chris Young, and sold out headlining club shows throughout the Southeast. He’ll join Brad Paisley for his TOUR 2021 beginning in July. And now by working with mega-producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, etc.), he’s being challenged to believe in himself like never before.
Shane Martin is quickly becoming one of the top draws in the Midwest with a unique blend of modern country rock. A Top 5 Finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown where he competed for “Best New Act in Country Music” at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (hosted by LeAnn Rimes), the Minnesota based singer/songwriter is now up to a breakneck pace of over 200 regional shows per year. From sharing the stage with numerous national acts to captivating audiences at festivals or in a packed venue, Martin’s concerts are a high energy good time that gets crowds on their feet dancing, singing along and always leave them wanting more. “Shane is a great singer songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop, and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun,” Nashville EMMY award winning engineer/producer Kenny Royster.
It’s something you’ve never seen before! Tripwire is an energetic, multi-genre band based in the upper-midwest. Four multi-instrumentalists play through five decades of music on 10+ instruments, while making a spectacle on stage with choreography, trampolines, and improvised hijinks.
Slamabama is one of those rare acts that can bring your venue the best of both worlds. Their North-Meets-South approach to music allows them to smoothly bridge the gap between Country and Rock. Authentic Southern vocals combined with “big city” showmanship will keep your audiences happy… regardless of what kind of music they love.
32 Below is comprised of a collection of hard working rural boys from the Midwest. 32 Below’s six albums have sold more than 25,000 copies and have been streamed hundreds of thousands of times. This band has been setting the stage ablaze throughout the US for almost two decades.
While the smooth soulfulness of her voice may hint at Southern roots, she was born and raised in Lakeville, Minnesota. She took home Female Vocalist of the Year at the inaugural Midwest Country Music Organization Awards in February of 2019 and then was crowned again in 2020. That turned out to be a year of writers rounds, songwriter contests, and regular trips to Nashville for writing and development. It was shortly after that she decided it was time to make Music City her home, and she moved after being crowned the Midwest CMO Female Vocalist of the Year for a second year in a row.
Truly a unique act unlike anything yet, Mike Oregano has fully commercialized both the aesthetic and sonic details of the “One Man Band” concept. Performing in a unique Reggae/Hip Hop/Jazz style, he is sure to turn heads wherever he is rockin’! Mike uses his feet to hit the drums as well as an array of fully intuitive pedal boards complete with: loopers, bass splits, synthesizer sounds, etc.
STEFAN GEISINGER BAND
After hearing B.B. King live at the Regal, a then-17 Geisinger picked up a guitar and dug deep into the roots of Blues music. “Something touched me. King’s impassioned voice and guitar playing made me tear up. I still get the same feeling when listening to -or performing -Blues today.” The Stefan Geisinger Band plays recognizable covers from Blues guitar greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, and Howling Wolf, as well as original tunes.
THE STRING SHOWDOWN
More interactive than a band, more exciting than a DJ, more unique than dueling pianos… The String Show down is about to be your new favorite act for corporate events, fundraisers, festivals, and more! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Lauer (George Maurer, Bobby Vee) and Greg Byers (Kat Perkins, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) collide in The String Show down! Get ready for a fun & fast-paced performance full of sweet licks and hilarious riffs