Auburn, AL (PRWEB) January 30, 2009
The country music event of the year just got better. STICKS Country Music Festival, which has become known as simply "STICKS," today announced the addition of rising superstar Granger Smith, the emerging duo of Adam Grant & Robert E. and one of country's all time greats, Shenandoah. They will join an all star lineup that includes Whiskey Falls, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Morgan, Rodney Atkins, Gretchen Wilson, Chuck Wicks, Ashton Shepherd, Julianne Hough, Jason Michael Carroll, Diamond Rio, Sara Evans and Trace Adkins.
The two day, two-night, coolers-welcome, camping-encouraged extravaganza is happening at spectacular Parker Hill in Auburn, Alabama April 17 & 18.
"With this incredible lineup of talent, STICKS has emerged as the must-attend-event of the year," said Event Executive Producer Jim Parker. "Aside from an amazing array of talent guests can take in one of the most beautiful venues in the nation featuring a natural amphitheater at the most perfect time of the year."
Although only in his 20's, Granger Smith has played two tours in Europe, two tours in Iraq and Kuwait for American soldiers and two shows at the White House. His hit "We Bleed Maroon" is the modern day anthem for his alma mater Texas A & M and the music video is still played on the Jumbotron at all Aggie home football games. On May 31, 2008, the song was taken even higher when it traveled on the Space Shuttle Discovery with Astronaut Michael Fossum and the STS-124 crew.
Adam Grant & Robert E.
The two of them joined forces to create the musical duo of Adam Grant & Robert E. With Adam's strong clear voice and Robert E's high-spirited stage presence they blend country rock and southern roll into a high-energy stage show. Entertaining in intimate bars or large arenas, Adam Grant & Robert E. have opened for Neal McCoy, The Wrights, T. Graham Brown, the Zac Brown band and others in front of thousands of fans. Adam Grant & Robert E. kick start a show so fasten your seatbelts and hang on for the ride!
The band that brought you such hits as "Two Dozen Roses", "Church On Cumberland Road" and "Next To You, Next To Me"... Shenandoah has had 13 number one records, three gold albums, won numerous CMA and ACM awards plus a coveted GRAMMY.
"With the tough economic times we're experiencing we've priced tickets for just about anyone's budget," said Event Producer David Adams. "You can buy a two-day pass online (http://www.STICKScountry.com) for only $85. So you don't bust your budget, coolers are welcome, tent camping is included with the general admission pass and RV and camper sites are available for a small fee. General admission ticket prices the day of the event will be $100 if available. There are a limited number reserved and VIP passes still available.
"Aside from its natural beauty, Parker Hill is conveniently located off Highway 280 in Auburn," added David Adams event producer. It's only minutes from Auburn/Opelika, a half hour from Columbus, Ga., 50 minutes from Montgomery, Ala., an hour and a half from Atlanta, and an hour and 40 minutes from Birmingham, Ala."
For further information about STICKS and to purchase tickets go to http://www.STICKScountry.com or call toll free 888-512-7469.
STICKS Country Music Festival ("STICKS") is an inaugural event produced by David Adams and Executive Producer Jim Parker. The event will be held on Mr. Parker's personal property the magnificent Parker Hill consisting of 500 wooded acres with a natural, sloped amphitheater wedged between two ridges. The 2-day, 2-night, event is a premier showcase of true southern culture! 14 country Superstars will perform April 17 & 18. Anticipated attendance is 50,000.
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