Monday, February 8, 2010

For Immediate Release
COUNTRY THUNDER FESTIVALS IN APRIL AND JULY TO PARTNER WITH GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY TELEVISION (GAC-TV)
 
This year’s Arizona and Wisconsin Festivals boast the biggest names in country music
 
Nashville, TN – Country Thunder music and camping festivals, held in Florence, Arizona April 14-17 and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin July 22-25 will showcase on Great American Country television network again this year. GAC will be on hand at both four-day festival events - visiting with country music stars and their fans for GAC Nights and GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. (Actual airdates / times TBD)
 
In Arizona April 14-17:
Wednesday’s kickoff party in the Howlin’ Coyote Saloon will be led by country-newgrass giants The Grascals with their ‘Rowdy Friends’ tour partner Eric Church, followed by party master Neal McCoy. Thursday the party train keeps chugging with Collin Raye and JoDee Messina. The evening will be complete with memorable performances from Gary Allan and Miranda Lambert. Friday won’t disappoint, with newbie favorites Love & Theft followed by the power-trio of the Trailer Choir. Better get your boots on ‘cause Randy Houser and Luke Bryan will follow, and Hollywood Hitmaker Kevin Costner is bringing his band Modern West to entertain as well. Your weeknight will be complete, once KEITH URBAN hits the stage! Saturday brings CT vet Jason Jones to the stage, then introducing newcomers Kate & Kacey and Gloriana. Big & Rich’s Big Kenny takes the dinner set with a true legend to follow, Willie Nelson! Ending the weekend with a BIG Bang – KIIIIIID ROCK! Bring a wheelchair… you might need it when we’re done…
 
Four-day general admission tickets in Arizona are currently priced at $119, with limited VIP and reserved seating still available. Preferred camp sites are now sold-out, with a few camping spots remaining in Crazy Coyote and Road Runner areas.
 
In Wisconsin July 22-25:
Thursday’s opening night festivities include Sawyer Brown, John Michael Montgomery and Eric Church. Friday starts out with a rowdy set by the Trailer Choir, Randy Houser and Big Kenny followed by nice fixing of Jason Aldean topped with some Sugarland. Saturday afternoon lights up with newcomers Kate & Kacey and Gloriana, followed by veteran hitmakers Collin Raye and Craig Morgan. Hollywood superstar Kevin Costner then brings his band Modern West to Wisconsin, and Saturday night will have a fiery finish with Miranda Lambert at the helm. Sunday will have its fair share of hits, starting with Country Thunder veteran Jason Jones, newcomer David Nail and then Luke Bryan, followed by a continuous string of hits brought to you by JoDee Messina, Billy Currington and KENNY CHESNEY, for a final night that will not be soon forgotten!
 
In Wisconsin General Admission ticketholders will get closer access to the stage – as VIP tickets have been eliminated to allow for those who cannot afford those seats to get up, close and personal to their favorite performers with their reserved seat purchase or four-day general admission passes.
 
Country Thunder information, tickets, campsites, directions and contact information available by visitingwww.countrythunder.com or by calling 877-999-8008

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