WE Fest History

1983

Tammy Wynette
Alabama
Merle Haggard
Sons of the Pioneers
Freddy Fender
Quarterhorse Band
Sagebrush
Brower Brothers
Night Riders
Salt Creek
Lynn Anderson
The Bellamy Brothers
Tom T. Hall
Jerry Lee Lewis

1984

Merle Haggard
Johnny and June Carter Cash
Mickey Gilley
Tanya Tucker
The Charlie Daniels Band
John Anderson
Ricky Skaggs
The Brower Brothers
Lacy J. Dalton
Sons of the Pioneers
Ronnie Milsap

1985

Merle Haggard
Hank Williams Jr
Charley Pride
John Anderson
George Strait
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Lee Greenwood
Nicolette Larson
Janie Fricke
The Forester Sisters
Sawyer Brown
Earl Thomas Conley

1986

Waylon Jennings
Conway Twitty
Ronnie Milsap
George Jones
Tom T. Hall
Loretta Lynn
Reba McEntire
The Kendalls
The Bellamy Brothers
Jessi Colter

1987

The Oak Ridge Boys
Roy Orbison
Crystal Gale
Johnny & June Carter Cash
The Forester Sisters
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Whites
John Anderson
Girls Next Door
Mel McDaniel

1988

Willie Nelson
Waylon Jennings
Tammy Wynette
Roy Clark
Mel Tillis
Lee Greenwood
Ricky Van Shelton
Mel McDaniel
Juice Newton
Dan Seals
David Lynn Jones

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1989

Tanya Tucker
Alabama
Ronnie Milsap
The Judds
Gary Morris
John Anderson
Exile
Asleep at the Wheel
The Desert Rose Band
Restless Heart

1990

Randy Travis
Barbara Mandrell
Dolly Parton
Southern Pacific
The Bellamy Brothers
Wild Rose
Steve Wariner
Glen Campbell
The McCarter Sisters
Eddy Raven

1991

Kenny Rogers
George Strait
Reba McEntire
Michelle Wright
Mel McDaniel
Hank Thompson
Carl Perkins
Roger Miller
Pirates of the Mississippi
Vince Gill

1992

Clint Black
Alabama
Kathy Mattea
Emmylou Harris
Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Travis Tritt
The Charlie Daniels Band
Suzy Bogguss
Marty Stuart
Restless Heart
Lorrie Morgan
Michael Jackson

1993

Vince Gill
Wynonna Judd
George Jones
Brooks & Dunn
Kathy Mattea
Sawyer Brown
Ricky Van Shelton
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
John Anderson
Paulette Carlson
Don Williams
Holly Dunn

1994

Brooks & Dunn
Tanya Tucker
Ray Charles
Merle Haggard
Trisha Yearwood
Roy Clark
Tammy Wynette
Patty Loveless
Diamond Rio
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Steve Wariner
Carlene Carter
Aaron Tippin

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1995

Vince Gill
Clint Black
John Michael Montgomery
Willie Nelson
John Anderson
Lorrie Morgan
Tim McGraw
John Denver
Sammy Kershaw
Little Texas
John Berry
McBride & The Ride
Shelby Lynne

1996

Alan Jackson
The Beach Boys
Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Timy McGraw
Sawyer Brown
Pam Tillis
Faith Hill
BlackHawk
Joe Diffie
Terri Clark
Martina McBride

1997

Willie Nelson
John Michael Montgomery
Vince Gill
Randy Travis
Tanya Tucker
John Anderson
Lorrie Morgan
Trisha Yearwood
The Oak Ridge Boys
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Little Texas
Suzy Bogguss
Bryan White
Deana Carter
Bayou Boys
Mindy McCready
Regina/Regina

1998

Alan Jackson
Vince Gill
Clint Black
Lee Ann Womack
BlackHawk
Billy Ray Cyrus
Martina McBride
Sherrie Austin
Neal McCoy
Patty Loveless
Ronnie Milsap
Mitch Malloy
The Mavericks
Mary Chapin Carpenter

1999

Sawyer Brown
Brooks & Dunn
Dwight Yoakam
Lonestar
Bryan White
Little Richard
Collin Raye
Dale Watson
Jo Dee Messina
Tracy Lawrence
Wynonna
The Derailers
The Kinleys
The Tractors
Buck Owens

2000

John Michael Montgomery
Reba McEntire
Kenny Rogers
Big House
Montgomery Gentry
Chris LeDoux
Toby Keith
The Clark Family Experience
Johnny Rivers
Kathy Mattea
Neal McCoy
Lila McCann
Berry, Bogguss & Dean
Martina McBride

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2001

Lonestar
Sawyer Brown
Chris LeDoux
Jill Marie
The Roosters
Lee Roy Parnell
Phil Vassar
The Charlie Daniels Band
Diamond Rio
Bear Creek
Trick Pony
Tim Rushlow
John Anderson
Billy Ray Cyrus
God’s Country
Honky Tonk Tailgate Party
Mark Wills
Loretta Lynn
The Oak Ridge Boys

2002

Sawyer Brown
Alabama
Toby Keith
Brooks & Dunn
Starlight Express
Emerson Drive
BlackHawk
Chace Roberts
High Noon
Chris Cagle
The Doobie Brothers
Jo Dee Messina
The Roosters
Back Behind the Barn Boys
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Guess Who (Cancelled)
Martina McBride
Junior Brown
Gary Allen
Trisha Yearwood

2003

Neal McCoy
Wynonna
Jo Dee Messina
Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band
The Roosters
Shannon Brown
Rascal Flatts
Southern Uprising
Silverado
Tammy Cochran
Sara Evans
Montgomery Gentry
Chelsea Hartmann Band
Phil McGarrah & Runnin’ On Empty
Pinmonkey
Trick Pony
Keith Urban
Brad Paisley
Apostles Blues Band
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Mark Wills
Lee Ann Womack

2004

Kenny Chesney
Tim McGraw
George Strait
Southern Uprising
Blake Shelton
Trace Adkins
Travis Tritt
32 Below
Darrin Rosha
Phil Vassar
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Lorrie Morgan
Montgomery Gentry
Phil McGarrah & Runnin’ On Empty
Mason Proffit
BlackHawk
Suzy Bogguss
Tracy Byrd
Sawyer Brown

2005

Toby Keith
Alan Jackson
Tim McGraw
The Roosters
SheDAISY
The Charlie Daniels Band
Big & Rich
Hewitt Sisters
The Wrights
Emerson Drive
Joe Nichols
Sara Evans
Sawyer Brown
Wayne Renn
October Road
Shelly Fairchild
Trick Pony
Dierks Bentley
Gretchen Wilson

2006

Rascal Flatts
Brooks & Dunn w/ Cowboy Troy
Kenny Chesney
Great Guns
Terri Clark
Gary Allan
Martina McBride
October Road
Bryce Niemiller Project
Josh Gracin
Trick Pony
Big & Rich
Thomas Martinez & Wild Frontier
Trent Tomlinson
Trisha Yearwood
Keith Urban

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2007

Alan Jackson
Keith Urban
Toby Keith
Carolina Rain
John Anderson
Josh Turner
Carrie Underwood
BoomTown
The Roosters
The Wreckers
Sawyer Brown
Sheryl Crow
Brittany Lee
32 Below
Heartland
Gary Allan
Trace Adkins

2008

Rascal Flatts
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
32 Below
Neal McCoy
Taylor Swift
Jason Aldean
Jack Knife & The Sharps
Thunder Road
Little Big Town
Trace Byrd
Sugarland
The Roosters
Perri & Carey
Rhett Akins
Andy Griggs
Billy Ray Cyrus
Dierks Bentley
Wynonna

2009

Toby Keith
Brooks & Dunn w/ Cowboy Troy
Tim McGraw
Silverado
32 Below
Sawyer Brown
Trace Adkins
October Road
Jetty Road
Joey + Rory
Craig Morgan
Taylor Swift
BoomTown
Katie Armiger
Kellie Pickler
Clint Black
Big & Rich
Tim McGraw

2010

Keith Urban
Kid Rock
Kenny Chesney
32 Below
Gloriana
Randy Houser
Montgomery Gentry
Keith Urban
Troubadour
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Hitchville
Joe Nichols
Gretchen Wilson
Dierks Bentley

2011

Brad Paisley
Sugarland
Rascal Flatts
October Road
Troubadour
Jerrod Niemann
The Charlie Daniels Band
Blake Shelton
Lost Highway
Hitchville
Sunny Sweeney
Willie Nelson
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Rocket Club
Easton Corbin
Darius Rucker
Miranda Lambert

2012

Jason Aldean
Alabama
Toby Keith
Levi Riggs
Boomtown
Colt Ford
Rocket Club
John Anderson
Luke Bryan
Hitchville
Miss Willie Brown
Brantley Gilbert
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Sawyer Brown
Eric Church

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2013

Eric Church
Keith Urban
Carrie Underwood
Boomtown
Silverado
The Jason Paulson Band
Katie Armiger
Walker Hayes
Rodney Atkins
Big & Rich
Dustin Lynch
Little Big Town
Gary Allan
Hitchville
Kellie Pickler
Kenny Rogers
Darius Rucker

2014

Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Zac Brown Band
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Travis Tritt
Randy Houser
Thompson Square

2015

Rascal Flatts
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Maiden Dixie
Logan Mize
Big & Rich
Hank Williams Jr. & The Flatts
Randy Rogers Band
Eric Paslay
Tyler Farr
Dierks Bentley
Swon Brothers
Colt Ford
Eli Young Band
Jake Owen

2016

Eric Church
Kid Rock
Tim McGraw
Lee Brice
Joe Nichols
Locash
Amanda Watkins
Billy Currington
Montgomery Gentry
Granger Smith
William Michael Morgan
Steven Tyler with the Loving Mary Band
Gary Allan
Halfway to Hazard
High Valley

2017

Luke Bryan
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Alan Jackson
Brett Eldredge
Darius Rucker
Randy Houser
Kelsea Ballerini
Kane Brown
Cody Johnson
Brett Young
Eli Young Band
Michael Ray
Raelynn
Logan Brill

2018

Carrie Underwood
Florida Georgia Line
Jason Aldean
Devin Dawson
Carly Pearce
Dan + Shay
Vince Gill
Rodney Atkins
Tyler Farr
Chris Janson
Justin Moore
Ashley McBryde
The Cadillac Three
Josh Turner
Chris Young

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2019

Keith Urban
Brooks & Dunn
Chris Stapleton
Billy Currington
LeeAnn Rimes
Walker Hayes
Tyler Rich
Jake Owen
LANCO
Jimmie Allen
Kelleigh Bannen
Jamey Johnson
Big & Rich
Dylan Scott
Adam Doleac

2021

Florida Georgia Line
Dierks Bentley
Blake Shelton
Lanco
Russell Dickerson
Eli Young Band
The Cadillac Three
Lindsay Ell
Maddie & Tae
Ingrid Andress
High Valley
RaeLynn
Shy Carter
Kameron Marlowe
Shane Martin
Tripwire
Slamabama
32 Below
Erin Grand
Kellie Pickler (Emcee)

2022

Jason Aldean
Miranda Lambert
Luke Bryan
Riley Green
Lee Brice
Chris Janson
Blanco Brown
Tanya Tucker
Clay Walker
Ian Munsick
Elvie Shane
Priscilla Block
Cowboy Troy (Emcee)