Rockin’ Country Music Festival will bring a rocking collection of top national and local country music talent to the beautiful outdoor setting of Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan for two fun-filled days on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. Heritage Park, known as Taylor’s “Jewel of the City,” will be transformed into an intimate concert venue with a state of the art production, allowing fans up- close access, and it will feature a comprehensive array of amenities for festival goers. The festival features an impressive lineup of national and local talent each night.
Friday’s headliner is legendary musician and actor Billy Ray Cyrus, who counts his signature tune, “Achy Breaky Heart,” among his 16 Top 40 hits. In total, he has charted 35 singles and he continues to receive critical acclaim as an actor, writer and executive producer in film and TV. Billy’s album Some Gave All skyrocketed to #1 on Billboard’s Albums Chart, where it stayed for 17 consecutive weeks – an all-time record for a solo male artist. The release’s patriotic title track went on to earn him the prestigious Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment.
Also appearing on Friday will be up-and-coming trio The Railers, who were recently picked by Rolling Stone magazine for its first “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” while their latest single, “11:59 (Central Standard Time)” was a Top 10 most added country single in April. The band’s single “Kinda Dig The Feeling,” may sound familiar as it was featured in the TV series “Nashville.”
Leading the talented lineup on Saturday is Old Dominion, who was named 2016 ACM New Group of the Year, ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The band showcased their country charm with a rock and roll grit on their Gold charting, first full length album, Meat and Candy, which contained the Platinum hit, “Break Up With Him,” along with the Gold hit, “Snapback,” and the single, “Song For Another Time,” which hit #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts. They recently performed their fast-rising hit, “No Such Thing As a Broken Heart,” at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Saturday’s performers also include a collection of talented, young singer/songwriters. Breakout artist Carly Pearce has been named an “Artist to Watch” by such publications as Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post and Country Living. She recently celebrated her first Top 40 country hit, “Wasn’t That Drunk,” and was selected as a CMT Listen Up “17 for 2017” artist. Rachel Lipsky showcased her southern rock and brass knuckles country sound with her party single, “Ready Set Whiskey,” which made her a finalist in UnSigned Only’s International Songwriting Competition and helped her notch IMEA’s Country Female Vocalist Award.
With a top-notch, hit-filled roster of performers and a showcase for a number of local music acts, all in beautiful outdoor environment, Rockin’ Country Festival sets the stage to be a premier event of the summer.