Mega Female Country Star Announced as Third Headliner at Taste of Country Music Festival
The Taste of Country Music Festival has finally ended what felt like a forever wait to announce who will be the third headliner for the Hawk's 2017 festival. If you missed the announcement with John Davison this morning, we are so excited to announce that superstar Miranda Lambert will take the stage.
Lambert, a seven-time winner of the Academy of Country Music's Female Vocalist of the Year award, joins Jason Aldean and Sam Hunt as headliners for the Hawk's 5th annual festival, which will take place June 7-9, 2017, at Hunter Mountain in New York's Catskill Mountains.
In 2015 Lambert became the first woman to win the Country Music Association's award for Album of the Year twice. Between the CMAs and ACMs, Lambert has 36 total awards, with another two wins at the Grammy's.
Lambert's latest album, The Weight of These Wings, was released in November to major critical acclaim. Rolling Stone named the album one of its 50 best of 2016.
Also announced to the 2017 lineup are Chris Young, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr and Maren Morris.
Chris Young has been one of country music's fastest-rising stars since he hit the scene in 2009. He has since released seven singles to reach No. 1 on the charts and his latest album, I'm Comin' Over, hit No. 1 on the Top Country Albums and No. 5 on the Top 200 charts on Billboard.
Kip Moore and Tyler Farr are two more names who are not strangers in country music. Moore was nominated for New Artist of the Year by the ACMs and CMAs and his 2011 hit, "Somethin' About a Truck," was one of the biggest songs of the year.
Farr broke out in 2013 with the release of his single, "Redneck Crazy," and he followed up with two more hits in "Whiskey in My Water" and "A Guy Walks Into a Bar."
Maren Morris has been one of the hottest names in country music in 2016, recently winning the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year. Her hit, "My Church," launched her into stardom and recently was certified Platinum.
We hope you join all of us at 98.1 The Hawk's 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival to see all these artists (and more to be announced!). Be sure to listen to 98.1 The Hawk, and visit our Facebook page regularly to keep up with the latest news, contests and more for our 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival.
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