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Josh Gracin*

Lyric Street recording artist

Birthdate
October 18, 1980
Birthplace
Westland, MI
Members
 
Hit Songs
"I Want to Live," "Brass Bed," "Nothin' to Lose," "I Keep Coming Back," "Favorite State of Mind" and "We Weren't Crazy"
Latest Album
We Weren't Crazy in 2008 - Buy the album now!
Website
www.joshgracin.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 9:35 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Fisher Stevenson*

Big Machine recording artist

Birthdate
June 13, 1978
Birthplace
Richmond, Virginia
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Why Me" and "No Tomorrow Here Tonight"
Latest Album
TBA -- Buy the album now!
Website
http://www.myspace.com/fisherstevenson
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m. (Acoustic Stage)
   

Jypsi*

Arista Nashville recording artist

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Galena, Illinois
Members
Amber-Dawn Rische, Frank Rische, Lillie Mae Rische, Scarlett Rische
Hit Songs
"Love is a Drug," and "I Don't Love You Like That"
Latest Album
TBD -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.jypsi.net
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 3:15 p.m. (Lower Stage)
 

Whiskey Falls*

Midas recording artist

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Nashville, Tennessee
Members
Seven Williams, Buck Johnson, Wally Brandt, Damon Johnson
Hit Songs
"Last Train Running," "Load Up the Bases (The Baseball Song)" and "Falling Into You"
Latest Album
Whiskey Falls in 2007 - Buy the album now!
Website
www.whiskeyfallsmusic.com
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 2:25 p.m. (Lower Stage)
 

Lee Brice*

Asylum-Curb recording artist

Birthdate
June 10, 1979
Birthplace
Sumter, South Carolina
Members
 
Hit Songs
"She Ain't Right" and "Happy Endings"
Latest Album
Picture of Me in 2008 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.leebrice.com
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 3:50 p.m. (Lower Stage)
   

Drew Davis Band*

Lofton Creek recording artist

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California
Members
Drew Davis, Loren Ellis, Roger Malinkowski, Mo Levone, Dave Kelly
Hit Songs
"Back There All the Time"
Latest Album
Drew Davis Band (EP) in 2005 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.drewdavisband.com
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 2:25 p.m. (Lower Stage)

 

Jewel

Big Machine recording artist

Birthdate
May 23, 1974
Birthplace
Payson, Utah
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Pieces of Me", "You Were Meant for Me", "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games," and "Stronger Woman"
Latest Album
Perfectly Clear on June 3, 2008 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.jeweljk.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. (Upper Stage)
 

Lady Antebellum

Capitol Nashville recording artists

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Atlanta, Georgia
Members
Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Hit Songs
"Love Don't Live Here"
Latest Album
Lady Antebellum on April 15, 2008 -- Pre-order it now!
Website
ladyantebellum.musiccitynetworks.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 6:45 p.m. (Upper Stage)
 

Rissi Palmer

1720 Entertainment recording artist

Birthdate
1981
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Country Girl" and "Hold Onto Me"
Latest Album
Rissi Palmer in 2007 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.rissipalmer.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 5:35 p.m. (Upper Stage)
 

Phil Stacey

Lyric Street recording artist

Birthdate
January 21, 1978
Birthplace
Richmond, Kentucky
Members
 
Hit Songs
"If You Didn't Love Me"
Latest Album
Phil Stacey on April 29, 2008 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.philstacey.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m. (Upper Stage)
 

Carter's Chord

Show Dog Nashville recording artists

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Nashville, Tennessee
Members
Becky Robertson, Emily Robertson, Joanna Robertson
Hit Songs
"Young Love"
Latest Album
Carter's Chord on July 1, 2008 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.carterschord.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 3:40 p.m. (Lower Stage)
 

Jason Michael Carroll

Arista Nashville recording artist

Birthdate
June 13, 1978
Birthplace
Houston, Texas
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Alyssa Lies", "Livin' Our Love Song" and "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"
Latest Album
Waitin' in the Country in 2007 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.jasonmichaelcarroll.com
Scheduled Performance
Friday, May 9, 2008 @ 2:50 p.m. (Lower Stage)
 

Trisha Yearwood

Big Machine recording artist

Birthdate
September 19, 1964
Birthplace
Monticello, Georgia
Members
 
Hit Songs
"I Would've Loved You Anyway", "Squeeze Me In", "I'll Still Love You More", "There Goes My Baby" and "In Another's Eyes"
Latest Album
Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love in 2007 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.trishayearwood.com
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 9:50 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Chris Cagle

Capitol recording artist

Birthdate
November 10, 1968
Birthplace
DeRidder, Louisiana
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Laredo", "My Love Goes On and On", "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out", "What a Beautiful Day", "Chicks Dig It" and "What Kinda Gone"
Latest Album
My Life's Been a Country Song in 2008 -- Buy the album now!
Website
chriscagle.musiccitynetworks.com
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 6:55 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Little Big Town

Equity recording artists

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Nashville, Tennessee
Members
Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads Schalpman, Philip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook
Hit Songs
"Boondocks", "Bring it on Home", "Good as Gone", "A Little More You" and "I'm With the Band"
Latest Album
A Place to Land in 2007 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.littlebigtown.com
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 8:15 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

The Road Hammers

Montage recording artists

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Canada
Members
Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne, Corbett Frasz
Hit Songs
"I'm a Road Hammer", "East Bound and Down", "Nashville Bound", "Girl on the Billboard" and "I Don't Know When to Quit"
Latest Album
Blood, Sweat and Steel on June 1, 2008 -- Pre-order the album now!
Website
www.theroadhammers.com
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 4:40 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Billy Currington

Mercury Nashville recording artist

Birthdate
November 19, 1973
Birthplace
Rincon, Georgia
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Walk a Little Straighter", "I Got a Feelin'", "Party for Two", "Must Be Don' Somethin' Right", "Good Directions" and "Tangled Up"
Latest Album
Doin' Somethin' Right in 2005 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.billycurrington.com
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 7:10 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Lonestar

CO5 recording artists

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Nashville, Tennessee
Members
Michael Britt, Cody Collins, Keech Rainwater, Dean Sams
Hit Songs
"No News", "Come Cryin' to Me", "Everything's Changed", "Amazed", "Smile", "What About Now", "Tell Her", "I'm Already There", "My Front Porch Looking In" and "Mr. Mom"
Latest Album
Mountains in 2006 -- Buy the album now!
Website
www.lonestarnow.com
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 5:35 p.m. (Upper Stage)

Ashton Shepard

MCA Nashville recording artist

Birthdate
August 16, 1986
Birthplace
Coffeeville, Alabama
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Takin' Off This Pain"
Latest Album
Sounds So Good in 2008 -- Buy the album now!
Website
umgnashville.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=207
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 4:25 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Sarah Johns

BNA recording artist

Birthdate
 
Birthplace
Pollard, Kentucky
Members
 
Hit Songs
"The One in the Middle" and "He Hates Me"
Latest Album
Big Love in a Small Town in 2007 -- But the album now!
Website
www.bnarecords.com/artists/details.cfm?artistid=1000019
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 1:35 p.m. (Lower Stage)
   

Gretchen Wilson

Columbia recording artist

Birthdate
June 26, 1973
Birthplace
Pocahontas, Illinois
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Redneck Woman", "Here for the Party", "When I Think About Cheatin", "Homewrecker", "All Jacked Up" and "You Don't Have to Go Home"
Latest Album
One of the Boys in 2007 -- But the album now!
Website
www.gretchenwilson.com
Scheduled Performance
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 8:45 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

Emily West

Capitol Nashville recording artist

Birthdate
July 9, 1981
Birthplace
Waterloo, Iowa
Members
 
Hit Songs
"Rocks in Your Shoes"
Latest Album
Emily West (EP) in 2007
Website
myspace.com/emilywestmusic
Scheduled Performance
Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 5:45 p.m. (Upper Stage)
   

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Win One of Three Special Prizes from Downtown Hoedown group The Road Hammers

AmericaJR.com announces that The Road Hammers will perform at the Downtown Hoedown on Saturday, May 10, 2008. In support of their upcoming performance, we're giving away three prizes to three separate winners: an autographed hat, a t-shirt and three stickers. The Road Hammers is an award-winning Canadian Country music group composed of Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne and Corbett Frasz. Their first self-titled album included remakes of several classic truck-driving songs.

Win an autographed copy of Downtown Hoedown group Little Big Town's album "The Road to Here" and a copy of their latest release "A Place to Land"

AmericaJR.com announces that Little Big Town will perform at the Downtown Hoedown on Saturday, May 10, 2008. In support of their upcoming performances, we're giving away four autographed copies of the album "The Road to Here" along with four copies of their latest release "A Place to Land". Four second-place winners will receive a copy of the Little Big Town album "A Place to Land". Its lead-off single, "I'm with the Band", has peaked at #32 on the country charts. The second single from the album, "Fine Line", is set for release in the spring of 2008. Courtesy of the Equity Music Group.

Win an autographed copy of Downtown Hoedown artist Phil Stacey's self-titled debut album

AmericaJR.com announces that Phil Stacey will perform at the Downtown Hoedown on Friday, May 9, 2008. In support of his upcoming performance, we're giving away five autographed copies of his self-titled debut album. Phil Stacey was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol, where he performed for an average of 30 million viewers for the eleven weeks he competed on the series. Phil's debut single, "If You Didn't Love Me" is climbing the country charts. The track is produced by Wayne Kirkpatrick and co-written by Rascal Flatts' Gary Levox.

Win a copy of James Otto's latest album "Sunset Man", courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville Records

AmericaJR.com has teamed up with Warner Bros. Nashville Records to give you the chance to win a copy of James Otto's new album "Sunset Man." It features the hit single "Just Got Started Lovin' You". Sunset Man, was released in April 2008, produced by John Rich (of Big & Rich) and Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts), the latter of whom is Otto's brother-in-law. In 1998, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and began attending songwriters' nights there; three years later, he joined the MuzikMafia, a group of country music songwriters which includes Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

Win a copy of Downtown Hoedown artist Ashton Shepherd's debut album "Sounds So Good"

Ashton Shepherd performed at the Downtown Hoedown on Sunday, May 11, 2008. Now, we're giving away three copies of her latest album, Sounds So Good. She was signed to Universal Music Group Nashville's MCA Nashville division in April of 2007. Her debut single, "Takin' Off This Pain", was released in September 2007, the same month in which Ashton made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry. She also received a boost in visibility after appearing on CMT's Unplugged at Studio 330 Television program and subsequent interview March 5, 2008.

 

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