Well this is exciting news!
True to their word, the good people from Republic Live and Boots & Hearts have made their CMA Award night announcement – and it’s a big one!
Brad Paisley and Eric Church have been added as headliners to the 2015 line-up, joining previously announced headliners Florida Georgia Line.
So, let’s take a look at the acts that we have so far and what we might expect from them.
Florida Georgia Line
The biggest bros in country music will no doubt put on a high energy show that gets the ladies dancing, the dudes fist pumping and the beer flowing.
The release of ‘Dirt’ leads me to wonder whether or not we’re going to see a little more slow down in their set than some people anticipate. I’m looking forward to a balanced set that brings the heat and has people cheering for an encore and screaming when the fireworks go off when they’re done.
I saw Paisley on stage in Ottawa (Kanata) a few years ago and this guy puts on a helluva show. The guitar action is something special to see and there were beach balls and video screens and all kinds of fun.
My gut tells me that a Brad Paisley festival show with a general admission crowd is going to be a whole lot more fun than that arena show was. And I think that the people at the festival are going to love it too. I don’t know which night we’ll see the 3 time Grammy winner, but I’m excited to see him any night between August 6 and 9.
Eric Church is one of the “new outlaws” in country music. He’s a little bit of a throwback and I like it. And I’m not alone. Church has been putting hits on the radio and garnering critical acclaim for his records along the way.
Along with the music is the image and the crowd. Country music fans (and Boots & Hearts attendees) are known for drinking beer… but when Eric Church takes the stage we should all be prepared for a few clouds of smoke to fill the air. And I’m not talking about cigarettes – I’m talking about marijuana. It’s going to happen.
As the winner of the Boots & Hearts 2014 Sirius XM Emerging Artist Showcase, Trinity will be back on the B&H stage in 2015. We had a lot of fun watching Trinity on stage this year and know that her set is going to combine her east coast manners with her Calgary country… and she’s going to make a bunch of new fans.
We’re also excited to see what new material Ms. Bradshaw brings to Burl’s Creek after her time in Nashville this fall.
Stay tuned for more information about Boots & Hearts as it becomes available… and if you still haven’t bought your tickets you really should CLICK HERE and do that now!
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