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FarmBorough Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

***UPDATE: 2/9/16:
Unfortunately FarmBorough Festival has been canceled for 2016 per the FarmBorough website.

Last year the inaugural FarmBorough Festival took over Randall’s Island and brought 3 days of country music to NYC. The fest was such a success it’s coming back in 2016, and the first performers were just announced!  Headlining this year’s festival are Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith, along with a rare performance from Brooks and Dunn.  Secret Fangirl faves Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves & A Thousand Horses are also slated to perform over the 3-day festival in June. We had a blast at last year’s event and are so excited it’s back in NYC! The fest has 2 stages of music, plus great food and fun activities throughout the weekend.

FarmBorough Festival 2016
June 17-19 2016
Randall’s Island, NYC
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2016 Lineup (as of January 2016, more TBA)
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
A Thousand Horses
Kacey Musgraves
Brantley Gilbert
Billy Currington
Brooks & Dunn
David Nail
Eric Paslay
Lonestar
Ryan Kinder

Three day, general admission passes for the festival go on sale January 29th at 10am. Can’t make it all 3 days?  This year they will be offering single day tickets for sale at a later date TBD. Head over to the FarmBorough Festival website for all the info, including ticket payment plans.

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The Friday Five: FarmBorough Festival Day 3 Preview

After months of counting down, it’s real y’all!  FarmBorough Festival is here!  We’ve already previewed days 1 and 2 of the festival, now it’s time to look at which artists are a must-see on Sunday.

1. The Railers – Next From Nashville Stage – 3:40pm
We’ve been lucky to catch The Railers at a couple of shows with Hunter Hayes.   They are one of our top artists to watch, with their gift for musicianship and chilling harmonies.  Their live show is not to be missed!

2. Lindsey Ell – Main Stage – 3:30pm
She’s often referred to as “the female Keith Urban” and we’ve heard nothing but high praise for her guitar skills.

3. Logan Mize – Next From Nashville Stage – 5:35pm
You won’t be able to get away from a Good Time during Logan’s set!

4. Cassadee Pope – Main Stage – 4:40pm
Make sure you stick around for this set from the former Voice champion and see how she blends a little pop punk with her southern roots!

5. Luke Bryan – Main Stage – 9:10pm
What better way to end the festival than shaking it in the city with Luke Bryan?  Shake it for the big rats running down deep on the tracks / For the pigeons and the bankers and the squirrels / Shake it to the Bronx, shake it for me girl / City girl shake it for me now

Friday Five: FarmBorough Festival Day 2 Preview

We’ve been counting down the days since FarmBorough Festival was announced in October, but we’re finally just one week away from the big day!   Last week we took a look at what artists to catch on opening day.  Here are our must-see acts for Day 2, Saturday, June 27th when NYC goes Country!

1) Mickey Guyton – Main Stage – 3:00 PM
Mickey is one of country’s hottest young stars, and has been compared to LeAnn Rimes.  She just released her first EP to rave reviews, and is currently on tour with Brad Paisley.

2)  Brandy Clark – Main Stage – 3:50 PM
Brandy has written hits for nearly all of the big names in Nashville, including “Mama’s Broken Heart” with Kacey Musgraves.  She was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2015 Grammy Awards for her stellar solo debut.

3) Striking Matches – Next From Nashville Stage – 4:15 PM
We were first struck by Striking Matches’ talent when they opened for Hunter Hayes a couple of years ago.  We’re glad the duo is finding success after the release of their debut album earlier this year and can’t wait to see them again!

4) Charlie Worsham – Main Stage – 5:00 PM
Charlie has been working on his second album, a follow up to 2013’s “Rubberband.”  We hope to hear some of what he’s been working on at the Festival!

5) Sturgill Simpson – Next From Nashville Stage – 7 PM
Sturgill has been making the festival rounds this year, already playing at Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball, he knows how to win over any crowd.

The Friday Five: FarmBorough Festival Day 1 Preview

Only two more weeks until NYC Goes Country!  FarmBorough Festival, the city’s first ever country music festival is coming to Randall’s Island June 26-28, with an outstanding lineup of exciting new faces and familiar acts alike. We’ll be previewing the schedule for each day of the Festival leading up to the event.  Up first: Day 1, Friday, June 26th!

1. Canaan Smith – Main Stage 3:00pm
Canaan is kicking the festival off, just days after the release of his debut album “Bronco.”  We are so excited to see Canaan again and finally be able to sing along to every word (guitar solos included!) You don’t want to miss this set.

2. The Cadillac Three – Next From Nashville Stage 4:55pm
These guys know how to ROCK and will definitely get the party started.  For a band that only has three members, The Cadillac Three sure know how to cause a raucous!

3. Maddie & Tae – Main Stage 5:00pm
Maddie & Tae are two tomatoes that certainly turned country music head over heels with their single “Girl In A Country Song” earlier this year.  This duo is poised to fly right to the top of everyone’s “Must See” lists when this festival wraps up!

4. Chris Stapleton – Next From Nashville Stage 5:50pm
Chris has written some of the biggest recent hits to come out of Nashville and his soulful debut album is an instant classic!  Chris gets rave reviews for his live performance as well, and we can’t wait to check it out.

5. Dierks Bentley – Main Stage 9:20pm
5-1-5-0 we’re going to go loco for Dierks’ headlining set!  Country People’s Hottest Guy In Country is sure to heat up the stage as the sun sets on Farmborough’s inaugural evening.  We can’t wait for the sure to be epic festival wide sing-along to “Drunk On A Plane.”

Tickets for the Festival are on sale now!

The Friday Five: Country Groups

It’s officially Summer, y’all!  Now that the weather is heating up, Summer tours are underway (our first is Lady Antebellum at Jones Beach!) we can’t stop listening to country-not that we want to.  It was difficult to pick just five this week but these are our picks for up and coming-fresh faced country groups that are ready to storm the charts with their perfect harmonies and wild on stage energy!

1. Old Dominion
We were lucky enough to catch Old Dominion at Joe’s Pub in NYC a few weeks ago and we were blown away with how good they are to their fans.  They’ve written for so many other country artists but these guys are ready to break out on their own and show the world what they can do!

2. The Railers
The Railers are one of the most fun groups we’ve seen both acoustically and plugged in! They really bring down the house with on stage energy every time we’ve seen them.  The Railers are taking their show on the road with tour dates around the US including NYC’s first ever Farmborough Festival!

3. A Thousand Horses
NashFM called A Thousand Horses “one of the tallest bands in country” and after catching their private show in NYC, we know why.  Between the height, the luscious hair, and the insane talent, these guys are revving up their engines- ready to kick it into overdrive before Summer is over!

4. The Cadillac Three
The band may be called Cadillac Three but these guys turn their set all the way up to 11! Loud, raucous, and ready to party, this group blend classic rock with country that will be the soundtrack to getting’ your Southern on this summer.

5. Natalie Stovall And The Drive
Natalie has been fiddlin’ around in music since she was ten years old, her on stage arena ready energy is what is getting this group noticed.  Natalie was recently named one of CMT’s “Next Women Of Country” and it’s a no-brainer – Natalie Stovall and The Drive are here to stay!

FarmBorough Festival Releases Full Lineup & Schedule!

We are T-minus 36 days away from FarmBorough Festival, New York’s first country music festival, and what is sure to be one of the most memorable weekends of the Summer!  The Festival just released the full lineup and schedule, so you’ll have plenty of time to plot which sets you’d like to catch.  Canaan Smith will kick off the festivities first on the Main Stage Friday afternoon, while Luke Bryan will have you singing “I Don’t Want This Night To End” when he closes the fest Sunday night.

In between, we can’t wait to catch Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, The Railers, The Cadillac Three,  Chris Stapleton, Logan Mize, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae, Charlie Worsham, and more.  Visit FarmBoroughFestival.com for the full schedule and get ready for when NYC Goes Country!

FarmBorough Festival 2015
ft. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley
Randall’s Island – New York, NY
June 26 – 28th 2015
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In between sets, or when you need a break from it all, FarmBorough will have plenty of other activities!  Everything from a giant slide to an epic burger cook off, and even a beach house!  You’ll find us in the “Festival Fare” section, with some of our favorite eats from Luke’s Lobster and Handsome Hanks.

Here’s a little Dierks Bentley throwback for you!

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Canaan Smith Plays Showcase at Mercury Lounge in NYC

Country artist Canaan Smith played an intimate show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge last night. The show gave the lucky fans in the audience a preview of Canaan’s upcoming debut album, “Bronco,” out June 23rd. As if we weren’t already excited enough about his album, after hearing some of the new songs last night we are ecstatic. Canaan got the evening off to an energetic start with “Hole In A Bottle,” one of our favorite tracks off his self-titled EP. A song called “American Muscle” is guaranteed to become the next #MERICA theme song you’ll be blasting at your 4th of July picnic. It got the whole crowd rocking, with some over-enthusiastic dancers spilling their beers but no one minded because #MERICA.

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Canaan also shared the meaning behind the title of his album, “Bronco,” explaining that he wanted to share himself and who he is through his album. The album’s title track is in honor of his brother, whom Canaan lost when he was younger. He dedicated the song to him in a touching tribute, giving the audience “a few moments of peace.”

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Canaan ended the night with a singalong to his chart-climbing single “Love You Like That,” before hi-fiving everyone in the front row. We had a blast seeing the nitty gritty boy in the city for a night, and can’t wait until he’s back at the end of June for FarmBorough Festival! You can also catch him on tour with Dierks Bentley on the Sounds of Summer Tour.

Pre-order a copy of Canaan Smith’s “Bronco” now and get a signed CD booklet!

Set List
Hole In A Bottle
Two Lane Road
One Of Those
Stuck
American Muscle
Love At First
Good Kinda Bad
Jealous (Nick Jonas cover)
Mad Love
Stompin’ Grounds
Bronco
Love You Like That

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