Concerts on the Jack Daniel's Stage with music sponsored by H & R Agri-Power
Jamey Johnson ~ September 10th @ 9pm
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs.
His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.
In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.
In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.
In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year's best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)
+ learn more: jameyjohnson.com
+ watch videos: Jamey Johnson on YouTube
Chris Hennessee ~ September 10th @ 7:30pm
Sometimes when you're chasin' dreams it's the chasin' that's important. Regardless of the outcome, gettin out of your comfort zone and goin for it is what it's all about.
Not so many years ago I loaded up the Ford Ranger and made my way out of my home town of Decatur, TN headed for Nashville. In the years that followed I have been blessed to have the opportunity to write with some of the most talented people in the world and play with the most talented musicians. I've also been blessed with cuts on records like Billy Currington's "A Little Bit Of Everything" as well as Kevin Fowler, Corey Morrow, Rodney Carrington, and Cody Johnson albums. Recently a song I wrote with my friends The Wild Feathers titled "Hennessee" was featured on the hit TV show "Nashville".
Since the Fall of 2012 I've been a member of one of the best bands on the road backing my good friend Mr. Jamey Johnson. With Jamey I've had the opportunity to share the stage with some of my musical heros like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Allison Krause just to name a few. I released "Hennessee Like Tennessee" in the Spring of 2011 and had great success with the single "Waylon Jennings Song". The followup to Hen Like Ten, "Revival" was released in 2012 and contains the single "Red Dress" among others.
One thing I know for sure, God has a plan for all of us and the odds are those plans are not exactly the plans we've made for ourselves. Just let him drive and enjoy the ride. He has blessed me with a beautiful wife and handsome son who support me 100 percent and the opportunity to play guitar and tell stories for a living. I couldn't ask for more.
+ learn more: chrishennessee.me
+ watch videos: Chris Hennessee on YouTube
Craig Morgan ~ September 17th @ 9pm
Saying there is a “whole lot more” to Craig Morgan is an understatement. The multi-faceted Renaissance man proves it on his upcoming new studio album, aptly titled A Whole Lot More To Me, a record that furthers Morgan's reputation as one of the genre's most commanding vocalists.
While his singing on such hits as the multi-week Number One "That’s What I Love About Sunday," "International Harvester," "Bonfire," "This Ole Boy" and "Wake Up Lovin' You" was exemplary, Morgan has somehow found a new level and vocal range in the studio. On his forthcoming LP, his third with label home Black River Entertainment, he's making the most relevant, authentic and moving music of his career. It's a point that "When I'm Gone" drives home, as Morgan sings about living life with no regrets.
Morgan uses the honesty of the concert stage as an analogy for how he assembled what will be his seventh studio album. "It would look funny if you went to one of my concerts and I stood out there in skinny jeans. I'm not 21 years old, and I shouldn't pretend to be," he says. "But I also know this music will fit right in on country radio today. I'm singing music that is real and believable and at the same time relatable to all types of fans. That's hard to do, but you can do it if you stay true to who you are."
And Craig Morgan knows exactly who he is, a man with many sides. Along with being an entertainer, he's an adventure junkie and hosts the popular Outdoor Channel series Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors, entering its seventh season this summer. He's also a 17-year Army and Army Reserves veteran, a passionate champion of the military, a philanthropist and a celebrated motivational speaker.
+ learn more: craigmorgan.com
+ watch videos: Craig Morgan Videos
Milton Patton ~ September 17th @ 7:30pm
Milton Patton grew up in the Arkansas Delta town of Forrest City, about an hour west of Memphis. It was a hard place for a young black man to carve out anything positive for his life, and Milton faced his share of hardship and challenges. As a kid, the oldest of three siblings, he worked various jobs from picking cotton to clearing land for power lines. He grew up on R&B and Gospel music. And there was always the Blues. Old family stories linked his lineage to the legendary Delta bluesman Charlie Patton, who influenced Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and is known as the "Father of the Delta Blues."
Then Milton discovered country music, with its happy tuneful sound and storytelling lyrics that felt, to him, more uplifting and hopeful — feelings he badly yearned for as a young man in search of a positive path. So he started mimicking the singing styles of classic country artists like Merle Haggard, George Jones and George Strait, and it filled his heart with lightness and freedom.
Milton stole the hearts of country music fans everywhere when he sang his way into the final round of NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2013. Since then, the selfdescribed "Arkansas country boy" has been playing shows, writing songs, and recently selfproduced his first independent CD release.
Most country music fans are hungry for a return to the honest homespun sound of a well written, well sung song, Milton says. "It can have a new twist on it with production as long as it's thoughtful and tasteful. And my material mixes some blues, rock even a little oldschool Memphis — it's the authentic Arkansas country blend. But the main thing is you can't deny a good song, and that's where I'm coming from."
+ learn more: miltonpattonmusic.com
+ watch videos: Milton Patton on YouTube
Quarter Horse Races: Sunday, September 11th @ 2pm
Harness Races: Tuesday, September 13th thru Saturday, September 17th
Truck and Tractor Pull: Monday, September 12th @ 7pm
Demolition Derby: Wednesday, September 14th @ 7pm
NEW! Monster Truck Show: Thursday, September 15th @ 7pm
Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull: Friday, September 16th @ 7pm