Jake Owen Added To Riverbend Line-up

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Jake Owen To Appear At Rverbend
Jake Owen To Appear At Rverbend

Get ready for a 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night'  to kick off Riverbend Festival 2013! Riverbend has roped in Jake Owen, an overnight sensation on the country music scene, with the help of our partners at US 101. 

 

Owen will kick off the Riverbend celebration on June 7, 2013 at 9:30 on the Coke Stage.  'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' is the title of Owen's latest CD and his biggest hit to date.  

 

His revival of "Life in a Northern Town" with Sugarland and Little Big Town in 2008 earned him Grammy and CMA Award nominations. Owen was named 2009's Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. He has the current number nine hit on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Previously announced act Florida Georgia Line has the number two country song in the USA at this time.

 

Ed Roland of Collective Soul has been the front man and heart of the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul for two decades. He's teamed up with a group of friends to compile the Sweet Tea Project.  Roland has written seven #1 radio hits and has sold more than 10 million records worldwide, but the Sweet Tea Project is a new approach to his classic hit-making style. Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project will hit the Budweiser Stage Thursday, June 13, 2013. 

 

Get ready for Big Smo, an artist, with his own unique sound that may be best described as country rap.  In 2002 Big Smo self released his first album, "Kuntry Kitchen" The album received rave reviews and Big Smo was on his way to becoming a local independent force. A few years later he released his sophomore album, "The True South", a crossover album that blends his street experience with his backwoods southern roots.  Big Smo plays Friday, June 14th on the Budweiser Stage. 

 

Riverbend will again offer admission pins on sale for a 1-day only price at Hamilton Place Mall on Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Food Court entrance. The pins will be “Holiday” priced at just $26 for the day. Cash only, no credit cards or checks please. An admission pin is good for the entire festival. Buy several and give them for Christmas presents and stocking stufffers!


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