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Charlie Daniels Band headlines local music festival

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Charlie Daniels, legendary country singerThe devil went down to Georgia, true enough, but on May 12 country and southern rock legends Charlie Daniels Band will head down to Fayetteville for the Lincoln County Music Festival at Lincoln County High School.

The event features three stages of live music starting at 1 p.m.

Headlining the main stage will be the legendary Charlie Daniels Band.

Daniels has won many awards, including TNN’s Living Legend Award, Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award, along with many others, including Video of the Year and Musician of the Year. His most famous hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” became a platinum single, topped both country and pop charts, won a Grammy Award, earned three CMA trophies, became a cornerstone of the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack and propelled Daniels’ “Million Mile Reflections” album to triple platinum sales levels.

Also performing on the main stage is the super high-energy band, The Lost Trailers, known for their hits, “Hollar Back”, “How ‘Bout You Don’t” and their latest release on radio now, “The Underdog”. The Lost Trailers rose from a hard touring regional act to snagging three ACM Nominations and several Top 20 hits on country radio while opening for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and many others.

The Lost Trailers were recognized by Mediabase as the most played new country band of 2008.

Cowboy Troy, most recognizably known for his performances with Big & Rich and his role as the host of the hit TV show, Nashville Star, will be the emcee for the event, and he will also perform. This six-foot, five-inch cowboy has made his mark with a different blend of country music. His style, a convergence of country, rap and rock, has given birth to the nickname “hickhop.”

His song, “I Play Chicken with the Train”, became the number one country download at the iTunes music store. This album sold over 400,000 copies with very little radio airplay. His current CD, “Demolition Mission”, is available on iTunes now.

Also, from Nashville Star, is Louisiana native David St. Romain. He has steadily built his reputation as an entertainer, playing high-energy, musically diverse shows driven by what may be his biggest asset – that powerful, soul-drenched voice. America got a taste of David’s promising talents when he made the finals of the hit TV show, “Nashville Star,” in 2007, one of the seasons that Cowboy Troy hosted. Now, David is delivering on that promise, releasing brand new music showcasing what his followers across the country have been raving about for years.

Other hot performances are planned by rising artists from Nashville, including Payton Taylor, Pearl Clarkin, Copper into Steel, Heath Forbes, Jaime Fox, southern rocker Hannah Anders, Cross County Junction (Miller Lite’s Band of the year 2009, 2010 & 2011) and local favorite, Kohlwater.

The values start with the low all-inclusive ticket price of a general admission ticket for $30 when purchased by March 30 (no extra fees, no additional parking fee – it’s an all-inclusive ticket). In addition, all general admission tickets purchased by March 16 will receive a “jump the line” bonus which allows admittance into the festival 30 minutes early, which is an advantage with seating.

Festivalgoers looking for the best seats and a unique experience have the opportunity to purchase VIP Packages at just $99 when purchased by March 30. VIP packages are very limited and include seating within the first five rows, backstage tour, VIP parking and a meet and greet with the artist of your choice. There is a very limited quantity of these packages.

There are also a limited number of reserved seats located behind VIP for $45 when purchased by March 30. Another bonus is that festivalgoers are able to select their seat from the seating chart online.

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given. Ticket prices will increase March 31.

Other special events making The Lincoln County Music Festival unique include Hick Chick contest hosted by Cowboy Troy, watermelon seed spitting contest, root beer chug, loudest burp, laundry and baby carrying race, redneck horseshoes, coverage by Great American Country’s (GAC TV) hit show, Headline Country, celebrity autograph booths, online contests to win special seating and artist meet and greets.

Proceeds from the Lincoln County Music Festival go to the Falcon Football Club to benefit youth athletics in the community with the ultimate goal of building a new practice facility within a few years at Lincoln County High School.

“We’re excited about the event,” said LCHS Principal Jacob Sorrells. “It’s all about the kids.”

“We are proud to announce this year’s title sponsor is Howard Bentley Buick GMC,” said John Richardson, one of the event organizers. “They have always been a big supporter of youth athletics in the community, and we appreciate them stepping up more than ever to support this event and make it a huge success for the kids.”

Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, supporting the event, making a donation to this 501C3 organization or volunteering, should contact Eddie Mills at

Tickets may be picked up locally at all branches of the Bank of Lincoln County, the Fayetteville and Park City branch of First National Bank and at Lincoln County High School. Tickets are also available online at

For more information, please go to and for the latest information and contests, “like” Lincoln County Music Festival on Facebook.