Concerts on the Jack Daniel's Stage with music sponsored by H & R Agri-Power
Colt Ford ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, his follow-up to 2014’s Thanks for Listening, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream – the one where you “wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on “No Rest.” Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together – friends, family, our faith in a better future.
“I’m just trying to bring people together,” says the Georgia native, a one-time golf pro who still frequents the links and the co-founder/owner of his own Average Joes Entertainment. “There’s so much conflict out there, it’s hard to decide who’s right and who’s wrong.”
And while he admits to a populist fan base and down-to-earth, “Keepin’ It Real” attitude, Colt cautions, “I’m not a politician. I’m a musician, a performer. We have to get past our differences and find a common ground.” And what better way to do that with Colt Ford’s groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms, who has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of golfing buddy Toby Keith.
“I feel more confident than ever as an artist,” says Ford, and while he numbers some of the most important supporters in Music City, his lack of country radio acceptance and award show accolades continues to drive him. “I’ve given it my best shot. Some of that outsider thing is tongue-in-cheek, but some of it is true. I’m unbelievably accepted by artists and songwriters. There’s no one I can’t work with. They know I’m real. I’ve built those relationships over time, and I feel I’ve created a body of work.”
Songs like the rock/hip-hop “Dynamite” reference the Scorpions (“rock like a hurricane”), Marvin Gaye (“let’s get it on”), Michael Jackson (“Billie Jean on the radio”) and Jay Z, while the first single, “4 Lane Gone,” sports a full-blown rock intro before settling into a lament for a lost romance in which the individuals are on their separate paths. “My Truck” is a hilarious “can you top this” playground rank-out session, while the anthemic “I’m Mud” is just that, a self-deprecating, but in-your-face song from the perspective of the dirt below (“I’ve been played on, spit at, kicked until I turned to dust”). “Keepin’ It Real” is just that… Colt on staying the distance, “headlights on the highway/just keep going… Beer is cold and life is good.”
“No Rest” probably sums up Colt’s ambitions on Love Hope Faith, his tribute to being a working musician, what he calls “my version of ‘My Way.’”
“I’m proud of that song,” he says. “I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever done. It’s not just about being a rock star, but accomplishing your dreams, a passion that can’t be stopped. Anyone who has that drive will appreciate it. Everybody’s got fears, but when you hear that song, it’s me.”
Love Hope Faith is Colt Ford’s musical message, one so universal it tears down those walls, then invites everyone into the tent.
+ learn more: coltford.com
+ watch videos: Colt Ford on YouTube
Waterloo Revival ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
When WATERLOO REVIVAL’s Cody Cooper met his bandmate George Birge in middle school, he inspired his new friend to express himself through music — a path that drastically affected both their lives. "I'd sang in choir and stuff, but I'd never taken it any further," George admits. "But by seventh grade I was hooked and Cody and I were writing songs together."
The duo continued to play together through high school, but parted ways so the guys could pursue an education. Cody headed to the University of North Texas in Denton, while George stayed in their hometown of Austin to attend the University of Texas.
The pair, who'd remained close through college, would play together during Cody's visits back home. By 2012, their musical chemistry was undeniable and George made the hard sell, convincing Cody to return home in order for them to focus all their energy into music. WATERLOO REVIVAL was soon born, taking its moniker from their beloved hometown.
"Before it was Austin, our hometown was called Waterloo," Cody explains. "Eventually, it was renamed to honor the 'Father of Texas' Stephen F. Austin." "It seems like Austin music has been contained to Austin and is not being pushed out," George adds. "We wanted to be Waterloo Revival in order to bring Austin music back to the rest of the world."
People of the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World" agreed. In 2013, the pair was able to raise the funds to record a five-song EP. "We played one show in Austin and had 200 friends show up," George explains. "Fans were really supportive. We thought, 'Okay, it seems like this is something people are really going to get behind.' We started a campaign and were able to fund the entire project from fan contributions."
Continuing that momentum, WATERLOO REVIVAL channeled their entrepreneurial musicianship into more writing sessions, commuting to Nashville over the next year to hone their craft and acquaint themselves with Music City. Through a chance connection, George arranged a meeting with Toby Keith's manager, TK Kimbrell, who promptly signed the boys to TKO Artist Management.
In June of 2016 WATERLOO REVIVAL signed to Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville and joined him on the “Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour sponsored by Ford F-Series” where they continue to push their music out to the world developing a dedicated fan base along the way.
+ learn more: waterloorevival.com
+ watch videos: Waterloo Revival on YouTube
Charlie Farley ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Arkansas born, Arkansas Proud. Nashville may be country, but home is the backwoods and dirt roads of DeQueen, AR. That's where you will find Charlie.
A fluke submission on the internet landed Charlie a record deal. In less than a year; Charlie had released his Debut CD "Hog Heaven" and had the industry buzzing about his new breed of "country rap", and then... he. left
Zero to turbo had left Charlie with no balance. Concerned about his children, his family, and not being able to process the intensity or speed of the growing spotlight, he decided to retire from the music industry. While home life became normal again, the desire to create and grow as an artist with no outlet had flipped the switch in the opposite direction.
Music is soul food and Charlie was starving. Again, no balance. Determined to be both a father and artist, Charlie decided to make his career fit his life. Coming to terms with the need to be present in both family and music, Charlie is taking his career in his own hands. The result... a more open relationship with his label, a balanced home for his kids, and taking the music to another level.
+ learn more: charliefarleylife.com
+ watch videos: Charlie Farley on YouTube
Davisson Brothers Band ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
The Davisson Brothers Band has a unique style infusing a blend of country, southern rock, and bluegrass. Their distinctive sound, combined with their incredible talent and unbounded energy, has gained the band an insanely loyal fan base. Based in Clarksburg West Virginia, brothers Donnie Davisson (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Chris Davisson (rhythm and lead guitar) have been playing together since childhood. It was only natural that cousin Sammy Davisson (bass guitar and vocals) and lifelong best friend Aaron Regester (drums) would join the band in 2006, making the band’s sound as true to their roots as country music can get.
Aaron's rock solid drumming and Sammy's bass groove and flawless harmonies provide the perfect foundation for Donnie's impassioned, soulful vocals and high energy stage presence. Chris' signature, one-of-a kind guitar provides the mind-bending blend of bluegrass, country, and blues guitar, creating a sound unlike anything you've ever heard. Their lyrics and sound tell powerful stories of their family history and lifestyle, and is sure to gain a nationwide following. The band is currently working with acclaimed producer Keith Stegall on the release of their first national single.
+ learn more: davissonbrothersband.com
+ watch videos: Davisson Brothers Band on YouTube
Cypress Spring ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
The idyllic Cypress Spring in Vernon, Florida is a summertime staple destination for local residents to cool off, hang out and have fun. Now, three natives of the 2-mile-long Florida Panhandle town are bringing Cypress Spring to the country rap scene. Paul Roche, Kalan Miller and Tyler Ackerman make up the trio aptly-named Cypress Spring and have big plans as they take on the genre with a “cowboy up or sit down” attitude.
At 16 years old, Paul was playing with his dad’s southern rock band in bars before he was old enough to get in, covering songs by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Merle Haggard. Kalan is a rapper, influenced by artists like Nelly, T.I. and Ludacris, who has always loved meshing country lyrics with a hip-hop beat. Tyler, a former high-school classmate of Paul and Kalan’s, is a talented guitarist and vocalist who also co-writes many of the band’s songs. Paul, Kalan and Tyler are already making headway in the country rap genre. The lifelong friends grew up playing together in the dirt and now, budding artists, play together on stage.
Their small, southern town with a population of 750 and one total streetlight hugely inspires Paul, Kalan and Tyler’s music. They spend much of their downtime going hunting, fishing, mudding and “shinedrating” – hydrating with moonshine. Their songwriting naturally reflects their inspirations and lifestyle. The trio spent a solid month writing for their brand new EP, entitled Way Of Life, and another week recording it.
Released on Nashville-based Average Joes Entertainment (also home to Colt Ford, The LACS, Bubba Sparxxx, Sarah Ross and many others), this 5-track debut offers songs about what’s engrained in the souls of Paul, Kalan and Tyler; simply put, their way of life. The title track, “Denim,” was a staple in Season 2 of the top-rated CMT Series, “Party Down South.” Cypress Springs’ engaging 20-webisode series, “Way of Life,” has also given fans an inside view into the trio’s everyday life and happenings.
You’ll hear songs about dropping a tailgate, bumping a good song on a dirt road and being proud of where you’re from. The title track and debut single, “Way Of Life,” featuring The Lacs and Danny Boone, talks about Cypress Spring’s southern lifestyle and how they’re proud to live the life that they do. The corresponding video has already garnered 3.5 million views on YouTube and almost 9 million track streams.
“We have appreciated and loved music all our lives,” said Kalan. “Finally, this is our moment to take what we’ve learned and our passion and share it with the world.” Boasting true country lyrics seamlessly melded together with a hip-hop beat, Way Of Life by Cypress Spring is a must-have for any country rap fan looking to expand their collection. This is just the beginning for Cypress Spring.
+ learn more: cypressspringmusic.com
+ watch videos: Cypress Spring on YouTube
Sarah Ross ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Discovered after appearing as a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol, 23-year old Sarah Ross released her debut EP, “Calm Before The Storm,” in 2015 on Average Joes Entertainment. She was immediately embraced by such tastemakers as SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” CMT Pure, Country Weekly and Rolling Stone Country. Ross also garnered early recognition as an emerging talent by inclusion in iHeart Radio’s “Digital Artist Integration Program,” and CMT’s Artist Discovery initiative. Her sophomore EP is set to be release in 2018 and features songs written by Ross, as well as, Grammy-Award winning writers Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves.
+ learn more: sarahrossmusic.com
+ watch videos: Sarah Ross on YouTube
Entice ~ Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 @ 8pm
Entice is a great band based out of Middle Tennessee serving the entire Southeast and more. We have played most of the major campuses in the southeast, and have played hundreds of wedding venues across the south.
With some of the greatest music from the 60's 70's and today in our Song List, we are sure to have your favorite songs ready to go. If your song is not on the list, we can learn it! Whether it's for a Fraternity or Sorority Party, or for your special wedding day, Entice Music is your best choice for a live music band.
+ learn more: enticemusic.com
+ watch videos: Entice on YouTube
Four On The Floor ~ Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 @ 6pm
Four friends that included local musicians, Danny Shelton, Edwin McAlister and Joe Widner, started a band and named it Four on the Floor in 1986. Dwight King joined the band in 1987. The sound and quality of entertainment has been a constant through these 30 years. The band currently consists of Joe Widner (Milan, TN) guitar, sax and vocals, Dwight King, (Fayetteville, TN) lead vocals and trumpet, Jim Sloan, bass and vocals (wherever his RV takes him), Jeff Quillen, guitar and vocals (Loretto, TN), Rusty Reeves, drums and vocals (Harvest, AL), sound is Kaeden Franklin (Loretto, TN) and Larry Ventress, equipment/road manager (Fayetteville, TN).
The guys play weddings, class reunions, fairs, private parties, and company events from Kentucky to Florida, Arkansas to South Carolina. They have played on flatbed trucks, patios, museums, grandstands, stages of various sizes and shapes and once in Kentucky at a wedding reception, inside a cave. No party too big or too small. Their music is a variety of 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s.
+ learn more: Four On The Floor on Facebook
+ watch videos: Four On The Floor on YouTube
Quarter Horse Races: Sunday, September 9th @ 1:30pm
Harness Races: Tuesday, September 11th thru Saturday, September 15th
Truck and Tractor Pull: Monday, September 10th @ 7pm
Monster Truck Show: Thursday, September 13th @ 8pm
Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull: Friday, September 14th @ 7pm
Demolition Derby: Saturday, September 15th @ 7pm