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::: THE WORLD'S LARGEST FREE COUNTRY CONCERT :::

* 2008 Schedule of Stars *

HOEDOWN COVERAGE

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Detroit

1020 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226 U.S.A.
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NOTE: The date of the Hoedown has been changed due to the ACM Awards broadcast which has been scheduled for May 18th.

Click Here to download and print a copy of the schedule (PDF)

DAY #1
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008
1:30 p.m.
Wolverine Dancers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
2:15 p.m.
Luke Sayers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
3:00 p.m.
Billy Brandt (Local)
Acoustic Stage
3:45 p.m.
Skin and Bones (Local)
Acoustic Stage
4:30 p.m.
Jen Cass (Local)
Acoustic Stage
5:15 p.m.
Company of Strangers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
6:00 p.m.
Barn Burners (Local)
Acoustic Stage
6:45 p.m.
CC-Plus Dancers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
1:30 p.m.
Sarah Lenore (Local)
Lower Stage
2:10 p.m.
Fiddlers ReStrung (Local)
Lower Stage
2:50 p.m.
Jason Michael Carroll
Lower Stage
3:40 p.m.
Carter's Chord
Lower Stage
4:30 p.m.
Phil Stacey
Upper Stage
5:35 p.m.
Rissi Palmer
Upper Stage
6:45 p.m.
Lady Antebellum
Upper Stage
8:00 p.m.
Jewel
Upper Stage
9:35 p.m.
Josh Gracin*
Upper Stage
11:20 p.m.
Show Ends
 
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DAY #2
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2008
12:00 p.m.
Step In Line Dancers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
12:45 p.m.
David Huff (Local)
Acoustic Stage
1:30 p.m.
Bronk Brothers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
2:15 p.m.
Maggie McCabe (Local)
Acoustic Stage
3:00 p.m.
Stephen Clark (Local)
Acoustic Stage
3:45 p.m.
David Shelby (Local)
Acoustic Stage
4:30 p.m.
Fisher Stevenson*
Acoustic Stage
5:15 p.m.
Trigger Darlow with Greg Stryker and Charlie Alkazian (Local)
Acoustic Stage
6:00 p.m.
Desperado Dancers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
6:45 p.m.
Dancing
Acoustic Stage
10:30 a.m.
The Wrenfields (Local)
Lower Stage
11:10 a.m.
JoCaine (Local)
Lower Stage
11:55 a.m.
Danielle Car (Local)
Lower Stage
12:40 p.m.
The Orbitsuns (Local)
Lower Stage
1:25 p.m.
Redhill (Local)
Lower Stage
2:10 p.m.
The Forbes Brothers (Local)
Lower Stage
2:55 p.m.
Drew Davis Band*
Lower Stage
3:50 p.m.
Lee Brice*
Lower Stage
4:40 p.m.
The Road Hammers
Upper Stage
5:45 p.m.
Emily West
Upper Stage
6:55 p.m.
Chris Cagle
Upper Stage
8:15 p.m.
Little Big Town
Upper Stage
9:50 p.m.
Trisha Yearwood
Upper Stage
11:30 p.m.
Show Ends
 
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DAY #3
SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008
12:00 p.m.
Blackberry Creek Dancers (Local)
Acoustic Stage
12:45 p.m.
Christie Howard (Local)
Acoustic Stage
1:30 p.m.
April Gibson (Local)
Acoustic Stage
2:15 p.m.
Traci Kennedy (Local)
Acoustic Stage
3:00 p.m.
J3 - Jill, Janel & Jenny (Local)
Acoustic Stage
3:45 p.m.
Whitey Morgan (Local)
Acoustic Stage
4:30 p.m.
Cliff Erickson (Local)
Acoustic Stage
5:15 p.m.
Artie Dean Harris
Acoustic Stage
6:00 p.m.
Dancing
Acoustic Stage
10:30 a.m.
Justine Blazer (Local)*
Lower Stage
11:20 a.m.
Austin Scott (Local)
Lower Stage
12:05 p.m.
Willie Nash (Local)
Lower Stage
12:50 p.m.
Karen Newman (Local)
Lower Stage
1:35 p.m.
Sarah Johns
Lower Stage
2:25 p.m.
Whiskey Falls*
Lower Stage
3:15 p.m.
Jypsi*
Lower Stage
4:25 p.m.
Ashton Shepherd
Upper Stage
5:35 p.m.
Lonestar
Upper Stage
7:10 p.m.
Billy Currington
Upper Stage
8:45 p.m.
Gretchen Wilson
Upper Stage
10:30 p.m.
Show Ends

* = AmericaJR.com was the first to announce this artist was coming to the Hoedown.

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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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Detroit's Downtown Hoedown is known as the World's Largest Free Country Concert. The event is held each year at Hart Plaza along Detroit's Beautiful Riverfront bordering Windsor, Ontario. It is a three-day event featuring music, dancing and fun for all ages. The music portion is filled with local bands, newcomers and established artists.

 

 

 

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