The Taste of Country Music Festival 2018 has two big headliners with Eric Church, and now Sam Hunt, who cancelled this year due to illness will also headline next year.

Tickets for next year’s Taste of Country Music Festival will be on sale soon.

The festival coordinators are trying to work out a compensation deal for the fans who bought tickets to see Sam Hunt this year, details are pending.

2018 will be the fifth straight year, Hunter mountain will host the Northeast’s largest country concert event of the summer.

Last weekend the festival kicked off on Friday with Caroline Grey, Maddie & Tae, Raelynn, Chris Young and headliner Jason Aldean.

Saturdays lineup included Smithfield, McKenna Faith, Cody Johnson, Tyler Farr, Joe Nichols and headliner Miranda Lambert.

Sundays Finally featured Maren Morris, Steve Moakler, Kip Moore.

Sam Hunt was the featured headliner to close the festival but he had to cancel the show due to illness.

Sam felt really bad about letting the fans down, so he has agreed to come back next year and healine the 2018 Festival.

This year’s Taste of Country Music Festival was a huge success and we look forward to being at part of next years Star studded event.

Keep listening to 98.1 the hawk for updates on the 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival.