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WILLIE NELSON’S COUNTRY THROWDOWN TOUR 2011 HITS THE WOODS AMPHITHEATER AT FONTANEL
IN NASHVILLE ON JUNE 3
 
Daytime Music Festival Features More Than Ten Artists
Including Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell and more
 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 9, 2011 – Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 (www.countrythrowdown.com) will make a highly anticipated stop in Nashville on June 3, 2011 when eight top country acts and six emerging singer/songwriters take the stage at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel ( www.woodsamphitheater.com) for a one-of-a-kind-festival experience, event organizer 4Fini announced today.
 
The only tour of its kind in the world of country music, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour 2011 features eight headliners, including Willie NelsonJamey JohnsonRandy HouserLee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Recently added to the tour,Drake White, is sure to entertain with his signature freestyle twist on original songs, ad-libs and audience participation antics.
 
In its second year, Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 also is known for putting up-and-coming singer/songwriters in the limelight all across the country as they are spotlighted on the specially designed Bluebird Cafe stage and also perform during the main stage set changes. Adam Hood, Caitlyn Smith, Austin Lucas, Brent Cobb, Dani Flowers, and Erin Enderlin were specially selected to join the tour and treat fans to the opportunity to hear some of Nashville’s best in the unique and intimate “in-the-round”-style sets made famous at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe.  
 
The not-to-be-missed festival environment and day-long music on multiple stages provide guests an unforgettable music experience at an affordable ticket price. Tickets for the Nashville show are available atwww.ticketmaster.com.
 
The Tour is sponsored by COUNTRY WEEKLY, HARLEY-DAVIDSON, DICKIES, CMT, NAMM, THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, BMI, YALLWIRE, KEEP A BREAST, SHIRTS FOR A CURE, AZUNIA, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE and US MARINES.
 
Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown has partnered up with iTunes to offer Throwdown fans an 8-song free download sampler. Songs include:
 
Willie Nelson – “Man With The Blues”
Drake White – “50 Years Too Late”
Caitlyn Smith – “My Lover’s Gone and Left Me”
Brent Cobb – “I’ve Been Known”
Adam Hood – “The Shape of Things”
Austin Lucas – “Thunder Rail”
Dani Flowers – “Calendar Girl”
Dave Pahanish (2010 Throwdown Artist) – “The One That Got Away”

Details to get your FREE tracks here:   http://bit.ly/jzWzsz

Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown will also be partnering up with the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a deeply dedicated organization out to prove the most sustainable biofules around as well as education the world on the positive impact of using & supporting biofuels. Bio diesel fuel was used in all 37 production buses and trucks on the Warped Tour. There were 103,920 gallons of B20 pumped on site, saving 33,028 pounds of CO2. A bio-diesel blend will also be used on all production buses & trucks for the Throwdown tour.
 
FOR THE LOWDOWN ON THE THROWDOWN: www.countrythrowdown.com
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4 FINI, Inc. and Kevin Lyman:
Kevin Lyman is the producer and creator of the successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world today. With the Vans Warped Tour, Lyman pioneered the successful integration of corporate sponsors with the extreme lifestyle, creating a blueprint for sponsorship integration widely duplicated in the marketplace today.  In 2008, TOC, LLC presented the first annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival, a summer metal festival featuring 15 metal bands including headliners Slipknot and Disturbed. A success by all standards, Rockstar Mayhem Festival perhaps most notably integrated the camaraderie Lyman had created on the Vans Warped Tour into a metal festival. Kevin and his company 4 Fini, Inc. have produced numerous other successful tour productions. Kevin is a music industry authority on multiple corporate branding projects, helping companies maintain the valuable street level credibility that endears their products to the youth market.
 
More About the Bluebird Cafe Performers
 
Adam Hood has already built a strong following by touring nearly 300 days a year, most recently opening for the legendary Leon Russell. He also has opened shows for such artists as Pat Green, Todd Snider, Delbert McClinton, Dave Alvin, Ian Moore, and Shelby Lynne, among many others. The title track off his first full studio album and new CD, “Different Grove,” reached No. 17 on the Texas Music Chart.
Official Site: http://www.adamhood.com/
 
Brent Cobb
A singer-songwriter from Ellaville, Georgia, Brent Cobb recently moved to Nashville after recording his debut album, "No Place Left To Leave in Los Angeles," recorded with Shooter Jennings and his band The 357s. He has quickly established a name for himself as a country/folk songwriter with songs whose wisdom belies his years; he may be young on paper, but the life experience he brings into his songs would suggest quite the opposite.
 
Caitlyn Smith is one of Music City’s hottest up-and-coming songwriters. She started singing at the age of 7, began playing guitar and writing original songs by the age of 11, and by 20, Smith had released three independent records.  In 2010, Smith signed on as a staff songwriter with Brett James’ Cornman Music/Stage Three Music Inc. Her songs have been featured on TV shows such as MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” “The Real World” and “One Tree Hill.”
 
Erin Enderlin has had songs recorded by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Terri Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Adam Brand, and Luke Bryan. These include Jackson’s top 5 hit “Monday Morning Church,” which won an NSAI award as one of the ten “Songs I Wish I’d Written” honored in 2005, and Lee Ann Womack’s single “Last Call,” which won the same award in 2009.
 
Austin Lucas
Following the release of his solo debut, "The Common Cold," in 2006, Austin Lucas has steadily built upon his recorded output, releasing "Putting the Hammer Down" in 2007 and "Somebody Loves You," which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart, in 2009. He also found time to record a collaborative record and a number of limited-run vinyl singles, including a stripped-down rendition of Dolly Parton’s "To Daddy." His fourth album, "A New Home in the Old World," was released this year.
 
Dani Flowers
Dani Flowers began singing at age three and at six; she began piano lessons and made her first public appearance at a county fair. By 17, she was playing fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin.  Her soon-to-be-released debut album is a collection of songs that’s the perfect blend of the traditional country that shaped her artistry and a fresh, young sound shaped by her personal perspective. She wrote every song on the album, which includes her first song, “Someone Else’s Heartache,” co-penned with Lee Ann Womack and Dale Dodson.
 

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