It feels like a lifetime away, but it will be warm again.
For many of you, the summer months mean outdoor country concerts. And while Northeast Ohio is sure again to get its fair share, you may want to think about a little road trip on June 8. That’s the date of next year’s Buckeye Country Superfest in Columbus.
In a recent press release, concert promoter AEG released the artist lineup, with veteran star George Strait headlining along with the chart topping Blake Shelton. Joining them for the music-filled day at Ohio Stadium will be 2018 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Chris Janson, Texas trio Midland and singer-songwriter RaeLynn.
From the release:
The epic return of George to Columbus marks Strait’s only show in the state of Ohio since his Cowboy Rides Away Tour stop at Nationwide Arena in 2014 when he announced he would no longer tour and only perform select engagements in the future.
With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Since his record-breaking Cowboy Rides Away Tour, Strait has performed for limited engagements including 18 “Strait to Vegas” shows.
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and Grammy nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album Texoma Shore became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features tracks including “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 115 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. His current hit, “Turnin’ Me On,” is the project’s third single and was most-added upon impact at country radio.
Tickets go on sale at 10 .m. Dec. 7 at ticketmaster.com or 80-745-3000. For more information, visit BuckeyeCountrySuperfest.com.
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