The full 2017 Lineup will be available soon!
Friday, October 13th
On the Main Stage:
8:00pm John Michael Montgomery
Saturday, October 14th
Mary Katherine Williams
Mary Katherine Williams is a true southern girl. Born in the piedmonts of South Carolina and raised in the hills of Tennessee, she lives and sings tones of the deep south. Influenced at a young age by legends such as Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt, Mary developed a unique style that blends sweet and soulful for a rich and bold sound that’s uniquely Mary Katherine Williams.
Playing shows from the time she was eight years old, Mary wowed audiences from coast to coast with her powerful voice and southern wit. As a young artist, Mary was most respected for her version of the National Anthem, which brought the entire stadium to their feet during a sold out Nashville Predators game. It’s a moment she will never forget and one that continues to motivate her American southern spirit.
More recently, Mary was honored to be in the top 51 artists on the final season of American Idol (2016). Even the most discriminating of judges, Jennifer Lopez, proclaimed on prime time television to get “goosies” from Mary’s voice. It’s true, and you don’t have to be from the south to love it, but if you are, you probably love it even more! That’s what fans said about her when she recently opened for Frank Foster’s Bulls, Bands, and Barrels concert (2017).
Mary was raised in the south, and that’s where you’ll find her performing, at local fairs, events, and radio shows. She likes to keep it downhome and promote her style of country right here at home.
When she’s not spreading southern spirit on the stage, she’s writing new music and recording in the studio. Her latest album, self titled “Mary Katherine Williams”, was produced by musician/artist Michael Rogers in 2016. This collection of original music captures the essence of life in the south with tunes such as Red Neck Man, Reel Me In, and My Pistol. Just like the titles of her songs, which tells the story of southern life, Mary herself is the real thing, A true southern talent!
Singer-Songwriter, Shelby Lee Lowe, has the potential to establish what country music has been missing for the past decade, modern country with a traditional backbone. A native Tennessean, Lowe discovered his love for music and song writing at a young age. His passion for all things music would lead him to earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Middle Tennessee State University. While earning his degree, Lowe consistently played and continues to play Nashville’s legendary honky-tonks and tours nationally. It was on Broadway that Lowe met Daniel and Camilla Kleindienst of Banner Music. This relationship would lead to him landing a publishing deal with Banner Music. Shelby gives 100% commitment to his craft. He has made and continues to make strides in becoming the ultimate entertainer. Lowe is currently in the studio recording his forthcoming album.
With deep musical roots that span across many genres including Gospel, R&B and country, Brian Rhea has been honing his craft of music to a wide demographic of people. From churches to street corner’s, from bars to arena’s, Brian has been bringing his brand of music to “sinner’s and saint’s” alike for nearly two decades.
Originally from Central Florida, Brian cut his teeth on a rich heritage of both country, rock and Gospel music. A singer by trade, a childhood friend would later inspire him to begin to write his own songs. This would prove to be a pivotal moment in his musical journey as he began to play guitar and write his own material.
With a growing fan base Brian continues to write, perform and share his unique style of music that all ages can enjoy. “Honest sincere music” Brian says, “that’s what I want to make. Nothing more, nothing less.” With his trademark blue eyed soulful vocals and passionate delivery Brian is setting himself apart as a consummate live performer.
He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Kelli, daughters Michaela, Paige and son Greyson.