Press Release: June 26, 2018
The festival that honors those famous “fainting” goats of Marshall County, Tennessee returns to Lewisburg, TN this October 12 and 13 with another great lineup of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
On Friday, the festival really kicks into gear with Fainting (Myotonic) and Boer Goat shows, kids’ games and rides, arts and crafts, vendors, food and musical entertainment.
Musical artists from across the Region will perform throughout Friday evening to cap a fun-filled first day of the festival leading up to a free concert by BILLBOARD chart-topper, Tyler Farr.
Nashville’s Tyler Farr released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Suffer In Peace, on April 28th. Suffer In Peace made its debut in the top 5 on the BILLBOARD Top 200 Albums and BILLBOARD Country Albums Charts. Previously with the release of his debut album, Redneck Crazy, which released in 2013, landing Farr at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 made Farr the only solo male country artist in the last 10 years to have his first two studio albums debut in the top-5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. His #1, platinum-selling title-track “Redneck Crazy” was called the “song of the summer” by The New York Times and projected Farr forward to celebrate back-to-back #1 singles, including his first #1 as a songwriter, with his Gold-certified hit “Whiskey in my Water.” The Missouri native’s dry wit and energetic live show have earned him industry recognition as a 2014 CRS New Faces of Country Radio and 2014 Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” nominee, as well as rave reviews for his coveted opening slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Lee Brice. Tyler has appeared on the Today Show and Fox & Friend’s All American Summer Concert Series. Tyler’s first single off the newly released Suffer In Peace album, “A Guy Walks into a Bar,” is proving to be Farr’s third radio hit, currently residing in the Top 5 at country radio, and is now RIAA Certified GOLD
Saturday night, the Goats, Music and More stage welcomes breakthrough country artist, Jimmie Allen, followed by a country artist whose time is now – Craig Campbell.
A native of Southern Delaware, Jimmie Allen has gone from living in his car to rocking amphitheaters on Toby Keith’s Interstates & Tailgates Tour and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with superstar Taylor Swift. But now with the BBR Music Group debut of his self-titled EP, a lifetime of never giving up has brought him full circle.
Allen’s EP, a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B, and pop produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres, brings the same sound he had when he first arrived in Nashville, but now things are different. “Underdogs” and “Best Shot” reveal Allen’s true story of laying it all on the line, while “Back Home to You,” “Back of Your Mind,” and “Blue Jean Baby” find the singer-songwriter reflecting on his journey to the spotlight – with all the love he left behind and romantic hopes included.
Growing up in the small town of Lyons, Georgia, a mix of musical gifts and hard work set Craig Campbell’s path early on. After falling in love with classic Country, he played keyboards in his mother’s church and then on the road for an up-and-coming singer at the time named Luke Bryan, eventually landing a coveted bandleader gig in the famous Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.
Starting in 2010, “Family Man” and “Outta My Head” both cracked the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, while others like the hook-in-cheek “Fish” snagged more than 10 million on-demand streams. “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” became a bonafide Top 10 hit, while “Outskirts of Heaven” showed an artist sensitive enough to share his soul – and courageous enough to stand on conviction. Along the way he became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry and appeared on NBC’s Today, supported the USO and sang “American Anthem” for Macy’s 2017 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, all while tastemakers like radio personality Bobby Bones touted the exceptional vocalist’s under-the-radar potential. Then in a fitting full-circle moment, Campbell hit the road with Bryan once again – this time sharing the spotlight as part of the 2017 Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour.
“It’s definitely an exciting time,” he says. “It’s been almost two years since ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ was released to radio, but I wanted to make sure we got it right because that song was very, very special, and not just anything could follow it.”
With the up-tempo, pure-Country anthem “See You Try,” from his third studio album, Campbell’s patience has paid off. The grinning new single is not only packed with all the down-home charm and up-town talent both fans and critics have come to love, it shows Campbell as he truly is – a steady-handed star for the current era.
If the goats are your thing, you can watch Fainting and Boer Goat shows each day of the festival in the goat show tents. Or, just come and enjoy all the activities including the 5K Goat Gallop, the Three-legged Goat Triathlon, lots of kids games and rides, arts and crafts and plenty of great food.
The Goats, Music and More Festival has three times been named as one of the Top 20 Events to see by the Southeast Tourism Society. People from all fifty states, 5 countries and 80 counties in Tennessee have come each year to enjoy everything this festival has to offer in beautiful Lewisburg, TN – just 50 miles south of Nashville.
So, mark your calendar now for the 16th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival taking place October 12-13, 2018 at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN. To find out more, log onto www.goatsmusicandmore.com or download the app at http://my.yapp.us/GMMFEST