Live Oak — Get your tickets, your boots, weekend reservations and gather the family - The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak announces the 2014 Suwannee River Jam April 30 - May 3 will feature country artists Brantley Gilbert, Montgomery Gentry, Justin Moore, Charlie Daniels, Chris Cagle, Colt Ford, The Mavericks, JJ Lawhorn and The Lacs. More artists will be announced later.
Along with this announcement today is a special on 4-day tickets of $75 per person. Wouldn’t that make a great Christmas gift! But, you have to hurry…this one day offer ends at midnight TONIGHT, Dec. 5.
Go online to suwanneeriverjam.com to order tickets. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org, go to musicliveshere.com or call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683 with credit card in hand for Easy Pay. Buy today, you’ll have it paid for in no time.
The Suwannee River Jam is sponsored by Budweiser, S & S Food Stores and other fine co-sponsors.
For more information about The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park or if you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking at the SOSMP, call 386-364-1683, email email@example.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. Accommodations will fill up quickly for this 2014 Suwannee River Jam so make your reservations now.
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak.
BIOGRAPHIES FOR 2014 SUWANNEE RIVER JAM ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TODAY
CHARLIE DANIELS - Fiddle-playing country music icon, Grand Ole Opry member, Emmy winner, songwriter and staunch supporter of American freedom Charlie Daniels has performed for more than 50 years. In 1958, Daniels began his professional music career performing with The Rockets, and 50 years later (Jan. 2008) was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. His style is an exhilarating mixture of rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel. Formed in 1972, a new CDB release pays tribute to its musical heritage with Southern Rock favorites "Freebird," "Long Haired Country Boy" and "Can't You See." Daniels is a vocal advocate of preserving American freedoms, authored “Ain’t No Rag: Freedom, Family and the Flag,” is an awarding winning songwriter for country, Christian and children’s music.
COLT FORD - Cathead biscuits, hunting dogs in the back of dusty pickup trucks, life in mobile homes, hunting and fishing, mud-bogging, beautiful Southern women, bull-riding anthems, firing up the outdoor grill, beer drinking, good times…..you name it, and it's in the language of Southern rednecks. That's the language Colt Ford speaks to his thousands of fans when he writes country rap songs that speak to rednecks everywhere! This Athens, Georgia husband and father of two who believes in God, country, the South and freedom of expression began his rise to fame early in his music career at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. He’s now a world-wide celebrity, plays all over, has been nominated for many awards and makes albums left and right. His latest video is “Back” with Jake Owen. He just released “Ride Through the Country Revisited” to go with his “Driving Around” video and more.
MONTGOMERY GENTRY - Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry as Montgomery Gentry are poised to stake their claim as one of country music’s all-time greatest duos. These two Kentucky boys first busted onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes,” and notice was served—country music had never seen a hard driving duo like this. Montgomery Gentry remains in touch with its working class roots in spite of millions of sold albums, scores of awards and accolades. “We are blue collar workers, and we lived the songs that we sing,” says Troy. The duo has 14 Top 10 singles, # 1 singles - “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” "Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me” and the list goes on and on.
JUSTIN MOORE - "It's a dirt road, a fishing pole, a cold beer sittin' on a tailgate, an old church, a kind word, it's where I was born and raised, Heaven ain't that far away." The lyrics from Justin Moore's self-penned song, "If Heaven Wasn’t That Far Away," typifies his philosophy on life. Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town where he was born. One set of grandparents farmed, and that’s where Moore learned about helping with chores and hard work. Justin Moore’s recent hit, “Point At You,” went #1, as did “If Heaven Wasn‘t So Far Away.” Other hits include “Bait A Hook,” and “Small Town USA.”
CHRIS CAGLE - After trying college a while, Chris Cagle set off for Nashville to write and play music. After several years of scraping up enough cash to record four original songs for a demo tape, Cagle's first #1 smash, “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out,” remains a fan favorite.After two gold albums, two # 1 albums and 12 charted songs, Cagle felt burned out and retreated to Oklahoma for a while, built his own home, married and has a daughter now. Cagle's 2012, “Back In The Saddle” is his homecoming – a rekindling of his creative flame and a roaring reminder of his rock-infused country roots. Cagle still has a fire, but his passion is driven not only by music, but family, horses and a place he calls home.
JJ LAWHORN - JJ Lawhorn is the epitome of a good ol’ southern boy. With hunting, fishing and working on his truck as just a few of his hobbies, this rural Virginian lives a life most country artists only sing about. “I grew up working with my hands—you know—doing good hard physical labor,” says Lawhorn. “I’m proud of my heritage. I’m proud of where I come from.” That sentiment rings true throughout his new single, “Stomping Grounds.” The single, co-written with Nashville writers Brian Maher and Jamie Pullen, is the follow-up to his hit video, “Sittin’ on a Tailgate,” which surpassed 350,000 views on YouTube. Lawhorn’s first single, “Sitting on a Tailgate,” was featured on Average Joes’ Mud Digger Vol. 2 album, alongside label-mates Colt Ford, JB and the Moonshine Band. Lawhorn recently completed his first national tour, opening for Colt Ford. In 2011, he officially signed with Average Joes Entertainment.
THE LACS - The LACS, the famous short abbreviation for Loud Ass Crackers, are from the sandy, dirt roads of Baxley, Georgia, a South Georgia town more famous for its sawmills and turpentine stills than for having a successful Southern rap group. The LACS’ third studio album, “Keep It Redneck,” hit shelves in August, not a day too soon for legions of loyal fans who can’t seem to get enough of “them LAC boys.” Key songs include the title track, “Keep It Redneck;” a play-it-loud and proud new song which proclaims the importance of staying true to your roots. If you’re looking for a polished, city boy CD, this is not your cup of tea!
THE MAVERICKS - The Mavericks is a country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut. The band reunited in 2012 after an 8-year hiatus. The post-modern country has given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away,” and has a new album release, In Time.