I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about Country Concert ’09, in Ft. Laramie, Ohio. And so far, this is all I know about it. The dates for the event will be July 9, 10, 11 and 12. The web site for the event says "CC 09 is gonna be the Best Yet!!!"
They do have a phone number listed where you can call if you have questions, and the ticket office is also listed at the same phone number, 937-295-3000.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, it has been going on since, I believe, the early 1980s. This 400-acre campsite, music facility, has played host to most of country’s major recording artists. Some of the artists who have appeared there over the years have been Gary Allen, Alabama, David Ball, Dierks Bently, Bit & Rich, Clint Black, Confederate Railroad, John Conlee, Joe Diffie, George Jones, The Judds, Toby Keith, the Kendalls, Tracy Lawrence, Ricky Van Shelton… and literally hundreds and hundreds of others!
They have last year’s entertainment schedule on the web site, along with directions, and information about the USA Karaoke contest; and of course there is a complete list of past performers back into the early 1980’s. But I guess we’re all going to have to wait just a little longer for the list of entertainers for the big 2009 event.
Last year had Heidi Newfield, Neal McCoy, Travis Tritt, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Tracy Lawrence, Kenny Chesney, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kellie Pickler, Rodney adkins, Josh Turner, Trace Adkins, Jason Michael Carorll, Blackhawk, Taylor Swift and Phil Vassar. Not bad for 4 days worth of shows! I’m sure this year’s lineup will be just as fantastic! As soon as I get any definite scheduled acts, I’ll be sure to get it up for you.
That’s all for tonight, but before I close, just a little reminder that you have four more days to enter the contest to win the Eli Young Band CD, Jet Black and Jealous. For information about how to enter, please check the Oct. 12 post here on Country’s Chatter.
Till next time, take care! And as always, drop me a line when you have time. It’s always great hearing form you… and of course, send pictures! We’ll get them up for everyone to enjoy just as soon as time permits.