Born as Independence Day in the middle of 2000 only for fun and “get-togethers”, we decided after a few years to change the event name in Voghera Country Festival because it seemed right to pay tribute to the city of Voghera, which, among the way, is officially twinned with Cheyenne, Wyoming in the US, well known for the famous Frontier Days! What is not changed is our attention in giving you the best because you deserve the best. The Voghera Country Festival has become a reference point for the whole Italian country world and, after the success of previous editions, it confirms itself one of the biggest and most awaited festival at European level. The Formula chosen is successful: the right mix of dance and country music that combines the pleasure of listening to internationally renowned American artists to the pleasure of dance the country Line Dance, the Two Step, West Coast Swing, and the Catalan Style confronting the other European countries with dance competitions where, however, the last goal is to have fun.
Every year are selected the best Italian and foreign country DJs and are proposed Stage and Workshops with the most famous choreographers in order to offer to newcomers the opportunity to learn to dance on modern country music and to all the skilled dancers to update themselves with latest news and European trends.
To this explosive combination we add theme painting exhibition and free amateur photo contest.
To enrich the Festival you could find theme stands, the Park Cowboyland for families and… on Saturday the fabulous Concert of the American star will be the cherry on top…..all this and more is the Voghera Country Festival !!!
The event sponsored by the city of Voghera, offers a varied entertainment program for everyone. It begins on Thursday evening with a kind of “OFF FESTIVAL” which offers at the Cowboys’ Saloon an exceptional live; while on Friday the festival officially opens its doors in the late afternoon with workshops, music selection by the DJs and the first big live on the main stage of Palatexas, then continue non-stop until Sunday evening.
2019 – Gord Bamford, sito web.
Born in Australia (Traralgon 17/04/76 , roughly 150 km outside Melbourne), Gord moves to Alberta, Canada while still a child.
His mother (also a country singer), encourages her son to follow in her footsteps and pursue music professionally. Lo and behold, Gord’s self-produced debut single is well received by country radio worldwide. This initial success is shortly followed by his debut album, “God’s Green Earth”, which though acclaimed, does not yield the results Gord hopes for.
Realizing that the path to success leads to Nashville, he undergoes numerous trips to Tennessee, in hopes of having his talent as a singer/songwriter recognized by the country public at large. While in Music City, he hooks up with well know songwriter/producer Byron Hill (George Strait, Gary Allan, Randy Travis, Tracy Byrd, Clay Walker and many others).
This collaboration brings forth a slew of albums, which allow Gord to share the stage with the likes of Terri Clark, Tim McGraw and Kenny Rogers, thus solidifying a neo-traditionalist country career. He quickly becomes known for his fresh and adventurous style, which though strongly rooted in the genre, does not hold on to nostalgia.
On the heels of 7 full length musical masterpieces, Bamford releases “Neon Smoke” which will feature the chart topping single “Dive Bar”.
Known for being one of the most acclaimed Canadian country music artists, with 24 CCMA awards and numerous Juno nominations, Gord is the only Canadian artist to have twice won the CMA for Global Country Artist in 2013 and 2015.
Despite his success, Bamford does not forget those in need, and hence, following a benefit golf tournament, he decides to create the “Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation”. The latter boasts over 3 million dollars donated to such foundations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, not to mention numerous children’s hospitals in Canada.
2018 – Darryl Worley, sito web.
Shortly after his birth in Memphis, Darryl’s family moved to Nashville and it was only in later life that he decided to make singing his career, songwriting being his initial focus and only then after having performed in numerous honky tonks between Tennessee and Alabama and taking diverse odd jobs which had little or nothing to do with music.
His first record deal with DreamWorks Records came around in 1999, adding his name to an already rich roster of artists such as Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Emerson Drive, Jessica Andrews and Jimmy Wayne. This first deal brings forth Darryl’s debut album Hard Rain Don’t Last, released in 2000 and produced by Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Trace Adkins) and James Stroud (Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Clint Black, Toby Keith, Lorrie Morgan). Reactions to this album are very positive, seeing as 3 of its 4 singles find their way into the Top 20 Us Country chart. Almost every song on the album is penned by Darryl himself and in his numerous interviews he cites Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Hank Williams as his idols and sources of inspiration.
The follow-up to this album sees the light exactly two years later and to this day is considered his masterpiece: I Miss My Friend (DreamWorks Nashville, 2002). In a brief space of time it hits the top of the Country Albums chart while the title track shares the same fate in the Singles Chart. Critics rave so much so that music journalist Maria Konicki has this to say: “Worley is a standout in a sea of country-pop wannabes”
At the end of 2002, Darryl undertakes a trip which will bring him to Afghanistan and Kuwait, where he will perform numerous times for the American troops there stationed ; the experience offers inspiration for songs that will make up his 3rd album, Have You Forgotten? (DreamWorks Nashville, 2003). With only 4 new unreleased tracks (the rest of the album is a best of his two previous outings), this album burns up the charts once again, taking number one spot in the Billboard Country Albums chart and number 4 in the Billboard top 200 behind such lofty names as Fleetwood Mac, 50 Cent and neo American Idol winner and soon to be superstar, Kelly Clarkson. Following its unveiling at the Grand Ole Opry, the title track soars to number one in the charts and stays there for seven consecutive weeks 2004 sees the release of Darryl’s fourth self-titled album, heralded by another single which rockets to number one in the Billboard Top 20 Country Chart (Awful, Beautiful Life). The album itself fairs less well cementing itself at number 12 in the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
Following this meteoric ascendancy, DreamWorks Records is forced to close its doors, forcing Darryl to find a new musical home with smaller labels, thus causing his later works to not receive the attention they deserve. He releases Here and Now in 2006, while 2009 while witnesses the release of his latest and most recent album Sounds Like Life. Both outings receive press praise though it is a far cry from the mainstream accolades he previously enjoyed, however his fans, still large in number stay loyal and supportive.
And so we come to today where Darryl’s work is split between his two passions : his own charitable organization(The Darryl Worley Foundation Inc.), which collects funds to fuel humanitarian projects and medical research, among these St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. On the other hand, his love for music remains. He has recently released a new single, Lonely Alone, which is a prelude to a new album now in the works. Music journalists have always been extremely appraising of Darryl’s work, underlining his stylistic rigor and the humble yet strong and outspoken public figure he is.
2018 – Erica Sunshine Lee, sito web.
Erica Sunshine Lee is “The hardest working woman in country music.” Sunshine is a prolific songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist and International touring ‘Georgia Gypsy.’ Sunshine just released her 8th original album titled “Buried Treasure,” penning all 12 brand new songs. Since 2007, Sunshine has been a full-time road warrior, performing 300 shows per year across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Europe, and across the US including the world’s largest music festival SUMMERFEST in Milwaukee 3 years in a row. She has scored 2 Top 80 U.S. Music Row Singles, 3 top 10 Europe country singles and 1 Australian Top 20 single. A finalist for the 2015 Australian’s People’s Choice Award, Erica Sunshine Lee was 2014’s “Georgia Country Female Artist of the Year,” and has written songs for hundreds of US artists and Aussie artists Viper Creek Band, Whiskey Business, Mitchell Shadlow, Drēw McAlister, Lauren Wheatley, Ryan Morris and more. Sunshine has opened for country superstars Randy Houser, Maren Morris, Canaan Smith, Granger Smith, Cam, Drake White, Brett Eldredge, David Nail, David Allan Coe, & Jack Ingram, Dave Gibson and more, and shared the stage with legends Billy Gibbons, Tommy Tutone and John Michael Montgomery. Sunshine has performed at Australia’s Tamworth Country music festival 5 years running.
With a unique gritty country-rock alto voice, unfiltered, raw stories from in your face drinking/party songs to rip your heart out ballads, and catchy addictive hooks that linger in your head, Erica Sunshine Lee’s songwriting talent covers the spectrum from country to outlaw to pop, and keeps on impressing audiences worldwide with her authentic and prolific songwriting ability, magnetic personality and stage presence. Erica Sunshine Lee also recently produced East Tennessee’s rising star Reagan Willis’ debut EP “Like-Minded Strangers,” and penned all 5 songs.
2018 – Wynn Williams, sito web.
Wynn Williams is an America loving, country music singing, rodeo cowboy out of North Texas. Growing up, when he wasn’t in the pen dogging steers, he was playing pure country tunes that were influenced by legends like Strait, Whitley, Jackson, Travis, Haggard and more. While studying at Texas A&M, Wynn hung up his spurs and worked steadily on increasing his presence in the music world by playing in venues around the central and north Texas regions. With the release of his debut EP, Words Fly, Wynn Williams quickly became an artist to watch in the independent scene. His warming, traditional country sound is one that has been sought for by country music fans for a long time. This former rodeo cowboy is on the right track with his sound and his real and relatable persona.
By the time the 6 song journey is complete, he shares his own experiences in songs like “The Letter,” which is a heart-wrenching waltz. “Without You an Me” pays homage to inseparable love. Title track “Words Fly” takes you back to the era he grew up in and its musical arrangement paired with it’s lyrical message is not one country fans want to let slip through the cracks.
Since graduating from college, Wynn has had the opportunity to play some of his bucket list shows already including RodeoHouston, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and many more.
When it comes to this young artist, there is much to look forward to and get excited about. His hard work, passion, and contagiously lovable personality will take him a long way in an ever-changing and challenging business.
2017 – Jo Dee Messina, sito web.
Jo Dee Messina, New England native, already at a tender age Jo Dee Messina becomes an instant fan of the leading ladies in Country Music, from Patsy Cline to The Judds, Dolly Parton and Reba. With the help of her brother and sister, both musicians, she plays in various local venues, pubs and school concerts realizing her artistic aspirations. Coming to the realization that in order to achieve success as a country artist she must be in Nashville, she pulls up roots and moves to Music City at age 19.
In order to survive she works various jobs while playing different clubs in Nashville. Jo Dee also participates in numerous singing contests and radio talent shows, doing all she can to get noticed by someone who could give her career a boost. Pivotal to her career is meeting young producer Byron Gallimore during the early 90s. He is also trying to make waves in Nashville, working with a young artist destined for greatness, Tim McGraw.
Gallimore and McGraw instantly see Jo Dee Messina’s vocal talent and her artistic potential ; they join forces and bring to light a debut album in which Messina’s maturity and strong personality, while keeping with the genre’s more traditional sounds are clearly discernibile. Jo Dee’s self titled album Jo Dee Messina (Curb, 1996), will turn out to be an instant commercial success , selling more than 500.000 copies and lifting two singles into the top 10 Hot Country Singles Chart. To promote the album, Jo Dee heads off for a long tour, bringing her music to over 200 stages in the space of a year.
Following a few long months of work, Jo Dee releases her sophomore album I’m Alright (Curb, 1998). which is still considered one of the best country albums of the 90s. With over 2.000.000 copies sold and 3 number one singles in the American and Canadian Hot Country Singles charts respectively (Bye Bye, I’m Alright and Stand Beside Me, the first two written by a truly inspired Phil Vassar). Her second single lifted off the album, (the title track I’m Alright) sells over 600.000 copies in the US alone. Jo Dee Messina becomes the first female artist to have 3 number one singles from the same album I’m Alright is a practically perfect offering infectious melodies, sophisticated musicianship and vocal prowess in 10 splendid tracks. From the softer country-pop of Cover Me, Silver Thunderbird, and No Time For Tears, to the passionate ballads Even God Must Get The Blues and Because You Love Me.
Jo Dee’s third album , Burn (Curb, 2000) also garners her success, this time sporting a tendency towards a more mainstream and pop sound, which allows her to finally scale the summit of the Billboard Top Country Albums and she receives the same fate in neighbouring Canada also. “Burn” offers two number one hits, the second of which being the beautiful duet with Tim McGraw, Bring On The Rain. This third offering of Jo Dee’s is energy filled, positive, featuring great musicianship once again and inspired songwriting, case in point, the divine Saturday Night.
Following this, Jo Dee releases a compendium of Christmas classics entitled, A Joyful Noise (Curb, 2002); where freshness and artistry win over what could have been banal and possibly campy.
Her Greatest Hits, released the following year (Curb 2003, featuring four original songs), is yet another great commercial success : number 1 in the Country charts and receiving Gold status, having sold more than 500.000 copies.
Two years later, and another chart topping album is unleashed: Delicious Surprise (Curb, 2005). Jo Dee’s sixth offering and 3rd number one album. On an artistic level her sound is even more powerful than before, aggressive yet melodious with more than just a wink to pop music, making this album in particular another winner, proof of the pudding of which can be found in the ballad IT GETS BETTER
A long period of changes in her personal life keep JDM away from the studio, though not stopping her from putting together a lot of new material which will finally find release in an Extended Play musical trilogy : Unmistakable with Love, Drive and Inspiration; as the subheadings, thus defining the main themes found within. Released once again by Curb during 2010, these latest offerings are unable to reach the success of their predecessors.
Shortly after JDM and Curb part ways and she focuses on what up until now has been her latest album , Me (Dreambound, 2014), in which we find a more aggressive and rocking Messina, though it must be said that the best moment in this album is found with A Woman’s Rant, more polka country sounding.
Strong-willed, energetic and positive with a vocal prowess both silk and fire according to what is required, JDM acts as an artistic bridge between the traditional country sounds of Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton and the more mainstream pop of Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris.
2017 – Jessica Lynn, sito web.
Being hailed as “Country Music’s Newest Star”, the “New Woman in Country” and “Shania’s Successor,” American Country Music star Jessica Lynn makes her debut in her family’s ancestral homeland, Italy, this summer at the Voghera Country Music Festival. In the last two years, Jessica has been seen by millions across America in her two nationwide full length concert television specials, “This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George,” and “Jessica Lynn – Takin’ Over – Live from The Paramount.”
The singer/songwriter recently wrapped up her third national and first international tour. She has shared stages with Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Jake Owen, Sammy Kershaw, Clint Black, Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina and recently had the honor of opening for the “Queen of Country Music” herself, Loretta Lynn. Her high-energy and dynamic live show has garnered rave reviews from critics worldwide with the CBS Evening News calling her a “Rocket Force.” This past summer Jessica released her debut self-titled EP. “Not Your Woman,” The first official music video and single from that EP, hit #1 for four (4) weeks in a row on “The Iceman’s Top 40 New Country Chart.”
2017 will take Jessica and the band here to Voghera and around the world once again with a busy schedule that includes a full summertime European/UK tour including a date in France opening for iconic American rockers ZZ Top.
2016 – Phil Vassar, sito web.
Phil Vassar was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, but soon moved to Nashville to chase his dream related to music. He got fame in the late 90 as songwriter thanks to the song “Once In A While”, written in collaboration with one friend. Starting from here he will write a lot known hits for many Artist. Among these: “For A Little While” for Tim McGraw, “Little Red Rodeo” for Collin Raye, “Right On The Money” for Alan Jackson, “Bye Bye” for Joe Dee Messina, “Postmarked Birmingham” for Blackhawk, just to name few. His talent didn’t go unnoticed, in fact he was awarded as Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999 from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) thanks to “Bye Bye” and “Right On The Money”. Thanks to his proven talent, his passion for the music and his way to accompany his performances with a noble instrument such as the piano, at the end of 1999 signed his first contract with the Arista Nashville, a record label with which he signed his debut single as singer. “Carlene” reaches the 5th position at the Billboard country charts. This single is followed, in 2000, his first album entitled “Phil Vassar” that includes “Just Another Day in Paradise” which becomes hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Soon after Tim McGraw will reach the top of the country charts with the song “My Next Thirty Years” co-written with Phil Vassar. After reaching interest at the Country Music Academy, Billboard and Music Row, in 2004, he reaches the # 1 hit with “In A Real Love” from her 3rd album “Shaken Not Stirred”. His career includes 10 individual songs that reach the 1st position in the top chart and 26 Top 40 hits, including “Carlene”, “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Six-Pack Summer,” “That’s When I Love You” and many other. With 6 active albums, two greatest hits and more than 135 concerts a year, Vassar continues to offer his talents, touching lyrics, incisive soul and contagious melodies. As Phil Vassar says: songs should bring a message and let the fans feel emotions, whether makes you happy and puts you in a good mood or makes you cry and feels despair, whatever the feeling is, should evokes something. The great energy and passion that transmits during his shows, accompanied by the inevitable piano, gets the heart and soul in a unique and special way as only he can do. Since when in 2011 he started working with the new label Rodeowave Entertainment, Phil Vassar can finally freely express his creativity by recording everything he want without he has to answer to anyone Her latest single, “Love Is Alive,” expresses this new energy and acts as a prelude to his next album.
After its first appearance in Italy in 2010 with a performance in acoustic during which presents his album “Traveling Circus”, is back for a memorable concert with his full band Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Cowboys’ Guest Ranch Voghera.
2015 – Laura Bell Bundy, sito web.
The 8th edition of the Voghera Country Festival brings us for Saturday night a young country artist from Lexington, in Kentucky: Laura Bell Bundy! The scenario for this important concert, which will be on the 27 June 2015, will be the Palatexas of the Cowboys’ Guest Ranch in Voghera, a resort known for its unique atmosphere and for being the ideal place for quality music, fun, and open air life for one and all. Following the USA release of her sophmore album, Big Machine Recording artist Laura Bell Bundy is set to headline the Voghera Country Festival in Voghera, Italy, on June 27, 2015. Following New Zealand country sensation Aly Cook on Friday night, Bundy will hit the stage at 10:30 p.m. Kentucky native Laura Bell has not only made waves in country music but has also been spotted on network television shows such as Malibu Country, “Becky” on How I Met Your Mother, a recurring role as “Shelby” on Hart of Dixie, and her current lead role as Dr. Jordan Denby on Anger Management. Laura Bell has graced the stage, the radio, and the screen in her lustrious career. Debuting at age 9 in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, she has originated the broadway roles of “Tina Denmark” in Ruthless The Musical, “Amber Von Tussle” in Hairspray, “Elle Woods” in Legally Blonde, and took a turn as “Glinda” in the smash hit Wicked. She has earned numerous nominations for her performances, including a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle nomination, and Drama Desk nominations. Taking television to the big screen, Laura Bell’s film work includes Dream Girls, Jumanji, Life with Mikey, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Watercolor Postcards and Hallmark’s Dear Dumb Diary. As a Big Machine Recording artist, her 2013 single “Two Step” featuring Colt Ford, answered the age-old question of what happens when you combine HOT, country, dance tracks and hip-hop beats. Laura Bell is also teaming up with Nashville producer, David Huff, to create a series of mix tapes entitled, “Beats &Banjos”. Laura Bell’s latest song release, “Kentucky Dirty” hit iTunes in November of 2013 and is featured in “The Sixth Man,” the highly anticipated University of Kentucky basketball documentary about the fans of Big Blue Nation. Bundy also works closely with the American Heart Association as a spokesperson and has recently been awarded one of their Women of the Year.
2015 – Aly Cook, sito web.
Aly Cook , coming from New Zelans, is one of the most successful completely independent artists around, having forged a new way forward. Using Crowd Funding, Social Media, Cross Marketing & Bricks and Mortar promotion. With focus, enthusiasm & persistence Aly has built a growing niche global audience. For those who have fallen in love with her music, have also fallen in love with whom and what she represents, in the way of free spirit and independence. Aly’s sound is an eclectic mix of Country, Blues & Folk . Very rootsy songs of expression and inspiration, with rich harmonies and catchy choruses. Aly’s voice is a chocolate smooth, but strong alto in which she can string a plaintiff falsetto and with a deep and beautiful controlled vibrato, that only a certain maturity and dedication brings. Leaving the audience wanting more. Aly has developed her unique brand of music with a long time partnership with New Zealand’s hit producer Alan Jansson best known for co-writing and producing on of New Zealand’s most successful songs the OMC’s “How Bizarre” a global smash hit that went number one in the USA & 15 other countries. Mature inner beauty, Aly is a representation of today’s woman, confident, motivated, creative and successful. It was these elements that saw her nominated for New Zealand Woman of the Year in 2011 in the Heritage and Culture Section for inspiration to women in New Zealand and this inspirational force that comes through in her songwriting. In the last 10 years she has performed across the world from New Zealand to Australia, UK, Europe and USA. Building a fan base everywhere she goes. Also requested repeatedly to give motivational speeches to groups, not at her own prompting to do so, but at the request of others and is a testimony to the respect she has gained amongst peers. Aly’s promotion and marketing skills are matched by her artistic skills, after being nominated 3 times for New Zealand Female Country Artist of the Year, she took the title in 2012. Along with being a finalist in the prestigious MLT Songwriting awards in NZ and a finalist for APRA Country Song of the Year. Her songs have graced the country music charts in Australia and with her band The Sou’Westers, the New Zealand album charts also. Aly’s musical compositions, have been used in TV, Film, Adverts. Aly has been dubbed by some a social media guru with large networks, she has raised over US$70,000 in crowd funding for her two albums. A publicist by trade, she’s has also just carried out the social media marketing campaigns for everything from skincare products to the Andrea Bocelli Tour to Australia & New Zealand. Aly is an endorsed artist of Maton Guitars Australia and works closely with the Jimmy Little Foundation helping to raise awareness of their work with Aboriginal Communities with the Uncle Jimmy Thumbs UP campaign. Aly’s 2015 kicked off to a great start by being asked to perform the Roll of Renown 2015 where Lee Kernaghan and his father Ray Kernaghan were inducted into the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame It is the first time Aly has performed in Europe since her 2011 tour. The performance at Voghera Country Music Festival came about by an unusual synergy. When recording her soon to be released single Midnight Cowboys, Aly commented how the song would suit a line dance and set about finding a line dance on youtube that matched the timing, she stumbled on a line dance by Adriano Castagnoli performed at Voghera festival and contacted Adriano to get permission for use of the footage to use in her music video. New Zealand film director Ken Khan then filmed the music video with Aly using CGI Technology (Computer Generated Imaging) and the two have been integrated to create the video for Midnight Cowboys which is not in post-production. At the same time Aly had noticed royalties coming in from some activity in Italy, for her song Country Storm and discovered that an Italian line dance group named Country Storm had been using her song to develop a line dance too … The rest is history and Aly will now travel to Europe in June. “This will be a first time in Italy for me, there is some sort of Italian Synergy happening. Late last year I worked as a publicist on the Andrea Bocelli Tour in Australia & New Zealand, plus my home town of Nelson also hosted the Italian Rugby Team during the World Cup here where we have a big Italian community… So to go to Italy will be awesome!” “I am very excited about coming to Europe am still looking for opportunities to perform in June/July/August. The bands Beer O’Clock in Italy and Big River in Norway are working hard at learning a great upbeat repertoire of music including songs from my new album that I am looking forward to sharing… They are great bands and I was thrill to find that Beer O’Clock already had my song Country Storm in their playlist”
2014 – Trent Willmon, sito web.
Trent Willmon was born in Amarillo in Texas. He grew up on the family ranch in Afton, a small city in Texas. At 16, his mother gave him a guitar, but he had other interests. Not only did his passion for farming and raising animals win him several prizes at the 4-H club and the FFA (Future Farmers of America), but his ability to judge livestock, his passion for cooking, and his communication skills allowed him to win a scholarship at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. During his second year of studies he discovered a passion for music and began playing bass for a bluegrass band, touring the southern states and ending up in Nashville with every intention of being a singer and songwriter. He continued to work with horses in order to support himself until 2004, when he signed a contract with Columbia Records that allowed him to release his first single, “Beer Man,” followed by “Dixie Rose Deluxe’s Honky-Tonk, Feed Store, Gun Shop, Used Car, Beer, Bait, BBQ, Barber Shop, Laundromat” – successes that are included in his first album titled “Trent Willmon” which came out in late 2004. Columbia Records released his second album, “A Little More Livin’” in 2006. After a split from Columbia Records, Trent Willmon released two more albums: “Broken In” in 2008 and “Little Ol’ Cafe” in 2010, and had his debut as an actor in a western movie titled “Palo Pinto Gold”. He continues to be passionate about his other interests, such as cooking, and has not only published a book with 150 BBQ recipes titled “Beer Man Cookbook” but produces and distributes a line of BBQ sauces. In his career, Trent Willmon has distinguished himself as a songwriter, writing, among others, successes such as “The Singer” for Randy Houser, “That Girl” for Kevin Fowler, “Oklaoma Christmas” for Black Shelton, “Better Than This” for Brad Paisley, “Back When I Knew It All” for Montgomery Gentry, “Before She Does” for Eric Church, and “Rain On A Tin Roof” as sung by Julie Roberts and Little Big Town. Singer, writer, actor, cook, farmer…..this resourceful man says this about himself: “There comes a time in your life when you finally find your stride and you start making great music, and you realize that it doesn’t necessarily have to always appeal to the masses. What I want to do is make music and look myself in the mirror every morning and say, ‘I believe in everything I’m doing”. In what will be his only Italian and European date, he will present the songs that have represented his career.
2014 – Keyleigh Leith, sito web.
Keyleigh Leith is a young American artist from Pittsburgh. With an innate talent and passion for music, she began singing in church choirs with her father in her hometown when she was little. Her future career was then influenced by the big names of the country scene. Keyleigh Leith recorded her debut album, “Miles Away,” in New York, receiving excellent reviews for her pop country sound. After several radio experiences and local exhibitions in US festivals, she came to Europe for a series of shows, including one for the USO and American soldiers in Germany. Keyleigh Leith now lives in Holland. After her debut album she made another one in 2013, titled “This Woman,” that she is presenting with a European tour which includes a Country Festival in Italy’s capital, Rome. She will return to Italy for the Voghera Country Festival so as to offer her Italian and European fans a performance that is sure to be a success thanks to her enthusiasm and energy.
2013 – Pat Green, sito web.
Pat Green was born in San Antonio, Texas and from a very young age showed great enthusiasm for music thanks to the passion and influence of his family. He began performing at the age of 18 in small clubs and pubs in the Lubbock area where he performed his own original songs and by 2003 had reached third place on the American Country music charts. Pat Green has always put his talent to the test and shown his capacity to continuously reinvent himself. He believes….“It’s impossible to know your limits without testing them” . He has been influenced by the music of The Doors, Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson and George Strait and his maturity allows him a range from the unforgettable Honky Tonk style to the most intransigent Texan Country Music. As a huge fan of baseball and the Texas Rangers, he wrote “I like Texas” in 1995 which became the “Victory Song” of the famous baseball Team. He has nine studio albums and two outstanding live ones, and is noticeable on the American country scene from hits such as “Wave On Wave”, “Three Days”, “Cannonball” and “Let Me” all the way to the more recent “Austin” and “Even the Losers”. Additionally, he has collaborated with names such as Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Kenny Chesney. In what is his ONLY Italian performance of his tour, which includes some major European Festivals, he will be performing a mix of his old and new hits highlighting his entire singing career.
2012 – Terri Clark, sito web.
Terry Clark with more than five million albums sold and nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to her credit, Terri Clark has emerged as a singular voice on the country music landscape – driving, passionate, spirited – and every bit her own woman. A dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer – and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work – the Alberta, Canada native has toured with such superstars as Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, and George Strait on her way to becoming a eight-time, fan-voted Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year. A prolific songwriter and hard-charging traditionalist, Clark spent years playing dive bars and entering talent competitions before she first hit the charts in 1995 with “Better Things to Do” and never looked back. She is the first Canadian female to be inducted into the prestigious Grand Ole Opry and has received multiple CMA and ACM Female Vocalist nominations, in addition to a pair of Juno Awards and a remarkable 17 CCMA trophies. For close to three years, Terri was the only woman in country music to score a #1 single when she soared up the charts with “I Just Wanna Be Mad”, one of a long string of successes including such hits as “You’re Easy on the Eyes”, “When Boy Meets Girl”, “I Wanna Do It All”, “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” and “Girls Lie Too”. As songwriter, vocalist, entertainer, and personality, Terri connects with listeners in a very genuine way, at least in part because of her willingness to reach past the obvious for the real-life bottom line in her music, embracing strength and vulnerability, playfulness, sexiness, and a refreshing emotional candor.
2011 – Lorri Morgan, sito web.
Lorrie Morgan was just a teenager when he made his first major appearance in 1975 and sang “Paper Roses” with her dad, country star George Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry. Since that fateful night, Lorrie has never looked back. His life and his career is a whirlwind of emotions and successes. After the death of his father in 1975 Lorrie wastes no time in carrying out its objectives especially in memory of her missing father. He has joined with the band of his father and has traveled around the country, keeping alive his memory by from time to time many fans along the way. The music industry soon recognized that the fama Lorrie is steadily increasing and in 1984 Lorrie begins to make history when at the age of 25 is ‘the youngest person to join as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. It was not long before she was offered a record deal with RCA and later with the BNA label, and a series of successes begin as Five Minutes, “” Something in Red, “” Watch Me “and” What Part of No “Lorrie states as well as a star of country music throughout the country.
2010 – Aaron Tippin, sito web.
He is a multifaceted and uncommon character, there are no doubts: author, singer, entertainer, patriot, pilot, producer of wines, sports, body builder season with an unconditional love for the family (wife and children Thea Tom and Ted) and to all he does, add passion and authenticity, mix everything. Here Aaron Tippin! Originally from Florida, grew up in a South Carolina farm, after studies and years working as a commercial pilot, he takes part at the talent show You Can Be a Star. During that period he wrote for the Acuff-Rose Music, and signing songs for The Kingsmen, David Ball, Mark Collie, Charley Pride until the contract is signed with RCA the early to mid 90s And ‘the time when the country music shows flourish incredible talents, authors and singers, artists that will give new impetus and vitality to the music industry. But beyond recently also it begins the Gulf War and when Aaron made his debut with the single You have Got To Stand For Something, the song immediately becomes popular with American soldiers at the front and the unforgettable Bob Hope wants him with him on a tour for the troops in the Middle East. Soon it outlines who is Aaron Tippin, a neo-traditionalist, with a particular sensitivity towards the working class (especially for truckers). A modern crusader, we would say, that instead of wielding a sword waving a flag in the name of all those men and women who move America and finding a precise location in hits like I Would not Have It Any Other Way, There Ain ‘t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio, My Blue Angel, Working Man’s Ph. D., The Call Of The Wild, I Got It Honest, That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You, For You I Will, Kiss This . E ‘in 2001 when the United States suffered the attack on the Twin Towers and Aaron is the push to enter the recording studio to record a song written long ago: Where The Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly. A highly emotional piece in which countless Americans have recognized. Tippin is a tireless advocate of American troops, witness the concerts held in Iraq and Afghanistan and commitment at every opportunity in which we remember the sacrifice of the soldiers far away from home and the pride of the veterans that have made him the artist as their favorite.
2009 – Billy Dean, sito web.
Harold William “Billy” Dean was born April 2, 1962, in Quincy, Florida, and received a scholarship to attend basketball East Central Junior College in Decatur, where he graduated in physical education. However, he played the club circuit along Florida’s Gulf Coast and has used his talents as a vehicle for his musical career. He made the finals of the Wrangler Country Star Search in 1982, then he won as a best male voice against Ed McMahons Star Search in 1988. Dean released his debut album in 1990 with the hit Only Here for a Little While and the Grammy nominations with Somewhere in My Broken Heart. His hit future including Billy the Kid, If There Had not Been; and We Just Disagree. Three of his albums have been certified gold, and his autotitolato album in 1991 earned platinum status. In 2004, salt topped the charts with Thank God I’m a Country Boy. After a long absence, he published Let Them Be Little in 2005.
2008 – Michael Peterson, sito web.
Michael James Peterson (born August 7, 1959 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American country music artist. She made her debut on the music scene in 1997 with her debut album named after himself, which has produced five Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs), including the number one hit ” from Here to Eternity. ” The second album Peterson, 1999 Being Human, produced two more charts, and a third album, 2004’s Modern Man, was released only in Europe.