Rascal Flatts and Jake Owen will headline the Main Stage along with country music superstars Big and Rich, Randy Houser, Parmelee, and The Cadillac Three located at Tulsa Raceway Park May 3rd thru the 5th in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also, there will be a Red Dirt Stage that will feature artists Jack Ingram, Cody Canada and the Departed, Mike Ryan, Charlie Crockett, Kody West, and Cordovas plus others during the day on Friday and Saturday. Green Country Jam 2018 will kickoff on Thursday Night May 3rd with a special Street Party starring The Casey Donahue Band that will focus on community pride and raising monies for local charities. Other exciting attractions will include a carnival and midway, a kid’s area, yard games, arts and crafts, and exhibitor displays.
Food and beverage options will range from on site restaurants to food trucks as well as domestic and craft beers to creative signature cocktails.
Gates will open at 3pm on Thursday and Friday and at Noon on Saturday.
All ages are welcome.
Tickets will go on sale Friday December 1st at 10am and prices start as low as $50 per day at www.greencountryjam.com.
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
For every ticket purchased you will receive a free Thursday Night Street Party ticket starring The Casey Donahue Band.
Other ticket options include:
Up front Party Pit, Reserved Seating, General Admission, and VIP Country Club Tent Passes.
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Since their musical debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has over 22.5 million albums sold and over 28 million digital downloads and delivered 15 #1 singles to the top of the charts.
Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting.
The journey began when Jay and Gary, from the Columbus, Ohio, area, and Joe Don, from Picher, Oklahoma, teamed up in a club in Nashville’s Printers Alley. “We knew right away we had something special,” says Jay, “even if we were the only ones who ever got to hear it.”
They weren’t. They quickly earned a record deal and talent, drive, and great song selection did the rest. Their list of hits constitutes one of the great bodies of work in modern country music, with “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye” as just the tip of an ever-expanding iceberg. Their performances are state-of-the art, house-rocking extravaganzas, sold-out excursions into musical excitement that have included as opening acts some of this generation’s great artists, including Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.
Committed to giving back, they are known for their charitable work, which includes raising three million dollars for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. It’s something close to all of their hearts.
“To give back when you’re in a position to give seems like a natural thing to do,” says Jay. “It’s our responsibility as three guys who’ve been very blessed.”
As for the accolades, it may be Opry membership that feels best to them at present.
“It’s one of our proudest moments in the world, being part of the Opry family,” says Gary. “We’ve been part of a lot of great things, but this is joining a wonderful family that will live on forever. It’s mind-blowing.”
It’s a fitting tribute to a group that has brought so much to country music and its fans.
Jay, Joe Don and Gary see their latest album as the perfect representation of all the elements that go into the music that has given them so much success.
“Everything is in this big crock pot called Changed,” says Gary with a laugh “It’s got meat, potatoes, vegetables—all of it. It’s fun, it’s poignant, and we think the hard work that went into has really paid off. And we’re very glad to take one more big step down the road.”
The Cadillac Three:
While The Cadillac Three might be a brand new band – a little over a year old as of this writing – native Nashvillians Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray have been friends and musical co-conspirators for as long as anyone can remember. They've weathered their wild teenage years and even wilder tours, weathered major label letdowns and major league triumphs, conquered Music Row – Johnston co-wrote Keith Urban's #1 single “You Gonna Fly” – and crashed on the couches of strangers in far flung cities. These boys have seen more ups and downs than a Smoky Mountain tour guide.
But in spite of all the trials and tribulations – or perhaps because of them – The Cadillac Three have emerged with a sound all of their own, a sound that hovers between radio-ready country anthems, hard-and-heavy rock and traditional Southern folk. You could call it country fuzz, you could call it hipster-billy, you could call it any number of over-hyphenated, adjective-strewn things but when you boil it all down there's only one way to describe it: damn good music, as pure and refreshing as a country creek.
It's a sound that works as well in front of an amphitheater full of ZZ Top fans or the Dierks Bentley crowd as well as it does in the dive bars and dark corners of the underground music. Though, truth be told, the Cadillac Three's sound probably works best blaring out of your car speakers as you fly down the highway, wind blowing through your hair on the way to another wild Saturday night.
Built around Masons thundering, melodic percussion and the sinewy intertwining of Johnston's guitar with Ray's lap steel, songs like “I'm Southern”, “Days of Gold” and “Whiskey Soaked Redemption” on their self-produced debut bristle with energy and explode at a moments notice. Tracks like “Down to the River”, “Get Your Buzz On” and “Back It Up” evoke the legends of Southern Rock – your Molly Hatchets, your Outlaws, your Ozark Mountain Daredevils – but they aren't nostalgic, aren't fetishistic reconstructions of by-gone eras. This the new sound of the New South, bigger and badder than ever.
Big & Rich:
Big & Rich are "Comin' to Your City" throughout 2011. Country's quirkiest and most talented duo will be on tour visiting over two dozen venues throughout the year. Don't miss a date on the Big & Rich concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Big & Rich tour dates and venue information.
Before forming the duo, John Rich was a member of the successful country outfit, Lonestar, while Big Kenny had a solo recording and songwriting deal. The two began writing songs together in the late '90s and started recording as Big & Rich in 2003. They released their debut album, Horse of a Different Color, in 2004 and released the wild west anthem, "Save a Horse and Ride a Cowboy", shortly thereafter. The single was a massive success as was the music video. The duo released their sophomore effort, Comin' to Your City, in 2005 and were nominated for CMA Awards and Grammy Awards for the single "8th of November".
Their biggest success would come with their third album, Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, which featured the #1 country smash "Lost in This Moment". Following the success of the album, Big & Rich tour dates were scheduled throughout 2007 before announcing a prolonged hiatus so the two could focus on side projects. Rich released two solo efforts while Big continued to focus on songwriting for other artists. While they haven't released an album since 2007, Big & Rich tour dates are scheduled throughout 2011. With fun cowboy anthems and endearing country ballads, Big & Rich are country's most versatile act and talented songwriters. Stay on top of Big & Rich tour dates using Eventful as your concert calendar.
“I can’t hold back,” Randy Houser says of the passion and power he delivers with every song, every album, every live show of his momentous career. “I close my eyes and sing like I’m in my bedroom and no one’s watching. I sing it like God is coming out of me.” The man speaks from experience: eight years removed from his debut album, continually adding new achievements to his impressive resume, the mammoth-voiced Houser remains pounding the pavement as hard as ever, forever hitting the stage with venom, kicking up dust, scratching out those vibrant songs and colorful albums that showcase just how far this Mississippi man has come.
“I’m a songwriter. I’ve made my living that way,” Houser explains. And while the country star has started headlining arenas in select markets across the country, toured alongside some of the biggest acts in country music and unveiled chart-busting new music with seeming ease, Houser’s passion, his drive, all boils down to the singer-songwriter’s innate ability to write and perform those spine-tingling country songs that lodge themselves in your brain. Enter Fired Up: Houser’s fourth album, due on March 11 via Stoney Creek, and arguably his most fully realized effort yet. “There’s not much edification for me these days to write a song strictly for a paycheck,” Houser explains. “When you listen to the record, you’re not just getting a bunch of hit songs; you get to learn a little bit about me, too.”
If Fired Up feels like a meticulously plotted album, born of sweat and hard work, it’s because Houser takes his craft with the utmost seriousness. Never one to release new music until it’s primed and ready, when not on the road Houser spent the past few years in and out of Nashville studios, recording batches of songs at a time, crafting a 17-track LP that details his winding course through music and life. “The songs just kept stacking up,” he says of the recording process. “The only deciding factor for me of when an album is done is when you run out of time.” Ever since releasing his groundbreaking 2013 album, How Country Feels, fans have been clamoring for new music from the man Rolling Stone Country says possesses a “monstrous country voice,” but as evidenced on the album – whether in the crisp, pounding rhythm of opening track “Back” or the hard-won wisdom spun throughout the road-warrior anthem of lead single “We Went,” which is currently in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart – it’s clear Houser’s patience and persistence paid off.
Carving out a name for himself as an introspective, canny songwriter, Houser continually lays bare his hard-fought journey to the top in his music. “Just like I did the day before/I gave my all and a little more/ I earned my pay and walked out that door,” Houser sings with winsome charm on the bluesy retrospective rocker “Little Bit Older.” On “Senior Year,” Houser elegantly paints a vivid portrait of small-town America, love, charm and gritty character. “It’s having the only thing you care about beside you,” he wails, a tough-as-nails troubadour unburdening himself at every turn.
“The songs that I want to write these days are the ones that are more uniquely my story,” Houser explains. “What comes out comes out. It’s almost a leap of faith every night.” Houser’s desire to connect with his audience is why so many in country music have honored the man Taste of Country dubbed “one of the top vocal talents in Nashville” and who earned a 2015 CMA Song of the Year nomination for “Like A Cowboy.”
“Whenever I walk on that stage, I go into a complete other gear,” says Houser, all hard-charging bravado, fiery energy and arena-shaking voice onstage. “I lose myself in it for awhile. It’s really just the best escape that I can have.
Jake Owen made the transition from golfing prodigy to country star after a career ending injury forced him to trade in his clubs and for a guitar. Now, Jake Owen tour dates are scheduled on the opening stage of Keith Urban's national tour. After two top-ten albums and a slew of hits on country radio, Owen has solidified himself as a veritable country star. He is currently in the studio working on his third album and has already released his next hit single, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night". Jake Owen tour dates are periodically scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Jake Owen concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Jake Owen tour dates and concert tour information.
Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida; Jake Owen became a professional golfer after winning his first tournament at 15 years old. While at Florida State, he suffered a career ending wake-boarding accident. While recovering, Owen self-taught himself the guitar and realized his talents for singing and writing. Owen eventually moved to Nashville and began writing songs with producer Jimmy Ritchey. After penning several songs, Owen caught the attention of Sony BMG and was signed to their RCA Records imprint.
By 2006, Owen was ready to release his debut album, Startin' With Me. It debuted in the top ten of Billboard's Country charts fueled by the lead off single "Yee Haw". Jake Owen tour dates were scheduled on the opening stage for Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on their respective tours. While on tour, Owen scored his first top ten country single - "Startin' With Me". Jake Owen tour dates were then scheduled with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn in 2007. Owen closed out 2007 with a national tour with Sugarland and Little Big Town and joined together to record a cover of "Life on a Northern Town".
Following his extensive concert schedule, Jake Owen returned to the studio and released his breakthrough sophomore set. The album, Easy Does It, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country charts and yielded the hit singles "Don't Think I Can't Love You" and "Eight Second Ride". Jake Owen tour dates are currently scheduled on the opening stage for country superstar Keith Urban and his world tour. Other solo Jake Owen tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Owen is also in the studio penning and producing hits for his upcoming third album. Don't miss a date on the Jake Owen concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Jake Owen tour dates and concert tour information as well as for other of your favorite artists and upcoming events.
From this tiny town that’s home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights, and a small tin-roofed barn dubbed Studio B, country rockers Parmalee launched their long journey to Nashville. The near-fatal robbery Parmalee experienced after a show would have destroyed most bands. But brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain didn't call it quits. Instead it reinforced their intense motivation and dedication to one another and to their determination to succeed.
Each obstacle that delayed Parmalee’s arrival to Nashville was an extra mile that allowed the groundbreaking sounds of artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church to pave the way for the worlds of country radio and Parmalee’s brand of country music to meet at the perfect crossroad.
Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.
Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues band. The boys watched and learned, picking up their own instruments and jamming along with their dad's band. From this they learned how to integrate their own style into the songs they were playing. Barry Knox, who played drums for the church choir, loved what his cousins were doing and soon joined them.
All that practice paid off one night when Matt and Scott, then teenagers, snuck into a club to watch their father perform." The guitar player got too drunk before the gig and didn't show," Matt explains. "I knew all the songs so my dad called me on stage. I was in the band from that point on." Scott replaced the drummer, and Barry learned bass in order to secure his spot in the band. The line-up became the newly minted The Thomas Brothers Band.
The Thomas Brothers Band cut their teeth on the local club circuit and would often share the same marquee with a cover band that starred their friend Josh McSwain on guitar and keys. Josh’s upbringing paralleled Matt, Scott and Barry’s. Josh also traveled and played with his father who was in a bluegrass band called “Get Honked.” A fan of Josh’s musical prowess, Matt invited Josh to play with Barry, Scott and himself. The foursome clicked immediately on stage. Their first gig was held at local watering hole, Corrigans, near East Carolina University where the guys went to school. From this moment in 2001 Parmalee was born.
The band set up camp every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Parmele, NC barn they named Studio B after its original builder Mark Bryant. They added an extra “e” to the band's name to make it easier for those outside the area to pronounce it. “Tuesdays and Thursdays were the only nights we could all get together and rehearse – the rest of the time we were each out working in order to fund Parmalee,” Matt says. “Every person in town could hear us practice in the barn, so we also had to stop at 11 p.m. to be considerate of the neighborhood."
The residents of Parmele wereN't the only ones within earshot. The band developed a devout regional following based on the intensity of their live shows. But, the guys knew to turn their dreams into reality they would have to leave North Carolina. Their journey took them all over the country including New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta as they tried to find their musical direction. All of the producers, managers, and label representatives said the same thing: "you guys need to be in Nashville."
Matt, Barry and Josh parked their RV, which doubled as their studio, in the Comfort Inn parking lot on Nashville’s famed Demonbreun Street near Music Row. For the next month the parking lot was home and office. They began writing new material and networking. Their new connections led to a co-writing session with David Fanning, who is part of the celebrated production team New Voice with Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy and Rich Redmond. "Going into these appointments, you never know who you're going to meet or how it's going to go," Matt explains. "But when I wrote with David, we hit it off."
During the same weekend as the infamous Nashville flood, Parmalee and Fanning wrote “Musta Had a Good Time” - even recording the demo in the RV’s recording “studio” - oblivious to the devastation that was happening to the city around them. After the “Flood Sessions,” Parmalee went into the studio with New Voice to record some sides, including “Carolina,” and “Musta Had a Good Time.” NV played the songs for BBR Music Group President/CEO Benny Brown who was impressed and asked to see a showcase as soon as the band returned to Nashville.
Parmalee put together a short tour in North Carolina to fund the trip back to Music City. But after the first show, plans changed.
After their September 21, 2010 show, Josh and Barry were packing gear in the venue while Matt and Scott were outside loading their RV when two armed men knocked on the door. The men put a gun to Matt’s head and demanded money. Shots were fired. Scott, who possessed a concealed weapons license, fired back. One of the gunmen died and Scott was shot three times. One bullet hit Scott's femoral artery causing him to nearly bleed to death. "He bled out on the air flight to Charlotte, and his heart stopped twice,"; Matt recalls. "When we got to the hospital, the doctor gave him a five percent chance to live."
Scott was hospitalized in Charlotte, NC for 35 days - 10 of which he spent in a coma. News of the shooting spread like wildfire and the local news stations carried weekly reports on Scott's progress. Parmalee's fans turned out in droves to show their support. Through Facebook campaigns and benefits they raised enough money to help cover Scott's medical bills. The Nashville community also rallied behind Parmalee donating autographed items and VIP packages to help cover Scott’s medical expenses. "We knew we had a lot of friends and fans," Josh says. "But we found out exactly how many we had.”
By February 2011, Scott was well enough to get behind a drum kit for the first time and the band finally performed their promised label showcase. "We wouldn't tell everybody how bad off I was because there was no way I wasn't going to play that show,"; Scott says. "I was in a leg brace, but I only had to get through six songs. Parmalee had fought for so much for so long that we decided we hadn’t come this far to stop now." Through sheer willpower, the band nailed the set and landed a deal with Stoney Creek Records, home to ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square and chart-topper Randy Houser.
Looking back on their experiences, the members of Parmalee have no regrets about the path they chose. “All the obstacles and craziness we’ve been through allowed us to help find our home in Nashville,” Matt says. "It took us going through all that to mold us," Barry continues. "In Hollywood and New York we were always pushed in opposite directions. But Nashville helped us capture our sound – a sound that’s authentic to who we are as both artists and as people."
“Artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church helped pave the way for our country rock sound. If you think of Jason Aldean as the rockin’ side of country then think of Parmalee as the country side of rock,” Matt explains.
All of Parmalee’s hard work, dedication and perseverance is paying off in a big way. Country fans have voted the band’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time,” #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” and the song is edging Top 40 at country radio. The raucous party anthem has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts from the PGA to MLB. Parmalee has been highlighted in USA Today, AOL’s The Boot, Country Aircheck and has been named a “Bubbling Under Artist” by Billboard magazine. On the eve of their first major music video release for “Musta Had A Good Time,” the signs are clear that after a long, tumultuous journey to Nashville, Parmalee is home at last.