Kenny, the only Country artist on Pollstar’s Top Touring Artists of the Decade, wanted to bring the people who come out every summer the very best show possible. It meant a lot of mixing, matching and sorting potential line-ups to arrive at this group that will keep people feeling good and give them several different performances throughout the evening.
“Putting this line-up together has been awesome,” Kenny continues. “We’ve got Dan + Shay, who continue to set records with their music and have been burning it up on their own headlining tour this year. We have an old favorite, who just keep getting better, Old Dominion – it’s almost like it wouldn’t be a stadium show without them! – and one of my newest friends in Carly Pearce, whose songwriting is so personal to her own life, yet so many people find themselves in her songs.”
Starting with Pearce, a current CMA Female Vocalist and Album of the Year nominee, the show kicks off with a woman who honed her skills as a teen doing five shows a day at Dollywood and has since topped the charts at Country radio. Following Pearce is No Shoes Nation favorites Old Dominion, the reigning four-time ACM and three-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year, as the momentum just keeps building. Rounding out the opening sets are Dan + Shay, the duo who have shattered streaming records and created their own lane of soul meets smooth Country with hits such as “10,000 Hours,” “Speechless” and “Tequila,” as they take their power of positive energy to new levels.