Florida’s “Chillin’ on the Lucie” Music Festival Adds Cassadee Pope, Uncle Kracker, Clare Dunn and More
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (July 25, 2018) – More artists have been announced to perform at the Chillin’ on the Lucie music festival in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Oct. 3 – 7. Uncle Kracker has joined the roster, as well as Cassadee Pope, Parmalee, Josh Gracin, Clare Dunn, Kalie Shorr, Hudson Moore and Lewis Brice. Twang and Round, Radio Romance, Julia Cole, Honey County, County Wide and Libby Switzer are also set to perform.
“Most country music festivals consist of 5 or 6 hours of music a day, but the cool thing about Chillin’ on the Lucie is that it’s not your typical festival. There will be non-stop music and activities from 8AM until 1AM the next morning. We will have nightly concerts on the main stage as well as daily VIP experiences that include acoustic sets and meet and greets. For the really active guests, there will be live music and dancing after hours, along with all-day activities such as pool parties, adult games, water activities, yoga, golf, tennis and other sports, karaoke, tubing on the river plus all the food and alcohol you can handle. Roll all that up with great accommodations at a beautiful resort on the St. Lucie River and you’ve got one amazing country vacation experience!” – Greg Everhart, Founder/Travel Agent, Sunshine Tour and Travel, LLC, the producers of the event, in association with 117 Live.
Festival attendees can expect the very best accommodations from the 4-star, all-inclusive Sandpiper Bay resort, Club Med. Room and event packages include four-nights accommodations in resort view or water view rooms with up to four guests, all-day food, drinks and alcohol, performances from top country music artists, daily sporting and water activities, and more. For more information, follow Chillin’ on the Lucie on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website at www.chillinonthelucie.com.
About Chillin’ on the Lucie
Chillin’ on the Lucie is brand new music festival beautiful Port St. Lucie, Fla., featuring over 20 artists and bands from headliners to discovery acts. Festival attendees can expect the very best accommodations from the all-inclusive resort, Club Med. Festival packages include four-night accommodations in resort view or water view rooms with up to four guests, all-day food, drinks and alcohol, performances from top country music artists, daily sporting and water activities, and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to get up close and interact with some of their favorite country music artists through drawings for VIP exclusive events including pool hangouts and acoustic sessions. For more information, follow Chillin’ on the Lucie on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website at www.chillinonthelucie.com.
About Uncle Kracker
Initially known for his role as DJ in Kid Rock’s legendary Twisted Brown Trucker band, Uncle Kracker soon kicked off a stunning solo career of his own. The Detroit-based singer/songwriter made his solo debut with 2001’s No. 1 smash, “Follow Me,” kicking off a run of top 10 multi-format hits like “In A Little While,” “Smile,” and of course, 2003’s record-setting cover of Dobie Gray’s classic “Drift Away.” No matter what he does or where he goes, Uncle Kracker adheres to a simple, yet rather timeless philosophy. “I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing.” Uncle Kracker is still having a blast playing his new summer single “Floatin'” at sold out shows across the country, and fans undoubtedly will too when they see him on the road. His live show continues to get bigger and better with every tour. “It’s very interactive,” he says. “It’s meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling.”
About Cassadee Pope
Cassadee Pope’s powerhouse voice, inimitable presence, and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, her 2013 full-length debut, Frame by Frame, bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Its lead single “Wasting All These Tears” not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but it also achieved “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. During 2016, she also teamed with Chris Young for the No. 1 hit “Think of You” and garnered a 2017 GRAMMY® nod in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Along the way, she toured with everybody from Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to Young and Rascal Flatts. Her single and video for “Take You Home” has over 7 million streams to date.
Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals and drums), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and their best friend Josh McSwain (lead guitar), Parmalee are the quintessential American Country band.Now, more than ever, Parmalee exudes the rambunctious spirit that built the foundation of their music. The band brings that same fire with them on stage every night, delivering high-energy shows to enthusiastic fans clapping and singing along, wrapped up in rafter-shaking abandon. Eyeing the crowds’ response, one thing is very clear — Parmalee knows a thing or two about having a good time. Bottling up that vitality and fun for the summer, the band has packed a sixer of some of their most rebel-rousing, party-starting, tracks for their Party Pack featuring single “Hotdamalama.” Raised on a diet of Southern rock, Country, and blues, the band’s blue-collar persistence made their 2013 breakout single, “Carolina,” into a Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, while their debut album landed in the Top 10. Two more singles (“Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine”) rose to No. 3 and No. 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, all while they kept their noses to the grindstone, touring hundreds of dates a year. Awards nominations from the Academy of Country Music and Teen Choice Awards came rolling in, and headlining tours were launched but the hard-working virtues of their upbringing stand tall. The work continued with the release of their most recent album, 27861 in July of 2017. Both singles from the project, “Roots” and “Sunday Morning” enjoyed chart time on Billboard’s Top 40 Country Airplay chart and have seen more than 30 million combined streams on Spotify.
About Josh Gracin
The former “American Idol” favorite Josh Gracin has re-established himself as one of country music’s most compelling voices with his new EP Nothin’ Like Us, showcasing his talent as a soulful troubadour with an ear for a great song and a passion for connecting with his audience. After being thrust into the national spotlight when he placed fourth on the second season of “American Idol,” he was urged to pursue a pop career with his versatile voice, but his heart was firmly in the country music he’d loved since his childhood. He signed a deal with Lyric Street Records and his first three singles— “I Want to Live,” “Nothin’ to Lose,” and “Stay with Me [Brass Bed]”—all charted in the top five with “Nothin’ to Lose” climbing all the way to No. 1. His self-titled debut album was certified gold. His sophomore album continued to cement his place as one of country music’s most gifted young voices. Like most artists, Gracin’s career shifted with changes in labels and life experiences that were challenging, but ultimately left him in a better place. With new music, a new love and a new record label, he has a lot to smile about and it is reflected in songs on his latest project like the romantic “Front Porch Kind of Love” and the infectious groove of “Me, a Girl and a Radio.” “Nothin’ Like Us” is a celebration of relationship bliss that is a musical portrait of Gracin and his bride Katie Weir. Josh Gracin has always had a gift for finding great songs and then bringing them to life with passion and authenticity. And he does just that on this new collection, which spotlights his powerhouse vocals and the soulful way he connects with a song.
About Clare Dunn
MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Clare Dunn is a dynamic new artist on the country music scene who has garnered critical praise as a “masterful guitar player who can do it all” (CMT). Catching the attention of American rock icon Bob Seger, Clare joined him for his Ride Out Tour where she earned nightly standing ovations and audiences across the country took notice of her ability to command a stage. The Colorado native with “swaggering confidence and soulful vocals” (Rolling Stone) also joined country superstar Miranda Lambert on the recent Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour as well as country music’s platinum-selling artist Chris Young on the I’m Comin’ Over Tour. Clare, named “One to Watch” by USA Today, Billboard, The Boston Globe and Rolling Stone, wrote all of the songs on her self-titled EP including fan favorites “Move On,” “Tuxedo” and the emotional “Old Hat” plus, her brand new, tenderhearted single, “More,” playing at radio now. For more information, please visit www.ClareDunn.com.
About Kalie Shorr
Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit, “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine, singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM “Highway Find” and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Her newly released single “Two Hands” has already been added to Sirius XM and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists, and Kalie is the only independent artist in Power Rotation on Radio Disney Country. Her new EP, Awake, was released January 26, 2018, and Kalie was recently inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018. Shorr fulfilled a lifelong dream in March of 2018 when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut. She recently wrapped the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour alongside RaeLynn. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalie’s message of female empowerment has led to her being called the “next ‘Women of Country’ generation” [CMChat] and a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire in 2018” [TasteofCountry.com]. You can find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. As tour dates continue to be announced you can stay current with Kalie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow her on YouTubeand visit www.kalieshorr.com.
About Hudson Moore
With talents beyond a triple threat, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a confident entertainer who electrifies audiences every time he takes to the stage. Moore often plays multiple instruments during his live show, and played over 11 instruments on his critically acclaimed album GETAWAY – while bringing in a group of esteemed musicians to help round out the sound. He has shared the bill with artists like ZZ Top, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen, Martina McBride, Pat Green, Hunter Hayes, Chris Young and Gary Clark Jr., to name a few. Rolling Stone Country named Moore one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” With over 1.7 MILLION Spotify streams of his single “Sand in the Bed,” and over 6.5 million cumulative YouTube views, the rising star has also caught the attention of revered publications like Southernliving.com, Fender, Hollywood Life, Nash Country Daily, Taste of Country, The Boot, AXS, One Country, and more. Moore recently signed with APA Agency in Nashville. His current single, “Other Side” features Moore on nearly every instrument. For more information on Hudson Moore, please visit www.hudsonmoore.net.
About Lewis Brice
Lewis Brice’s debut self-titled EP, produced by himself and his brother, Lee Brice, was released via Pump House Music on July 14, 2017, to glowing reviews with prominent digital & streaming placements worldwide, and quickly returned to the Top 15 of the iTunes Country chart. Since then, Lewis has been named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “New Country Artists You Need to Know” and Billboard’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2018”. Tracks from the EP have featured on SiriusXM The Highway, CMT Music, and Spotify’s New Boots & Wild Country playlists, and the EP’s lead single “Best Ex Ever” has reached the Top 40 of MusicRow’s Country Breakout radio chart. With more new music and shows on the horizon in 2018, the next year promises to be the best yet for Lewis Brice! Lewis is currently performing all over the U.S., and plans on releasing new music this summer. For more information, please visit lewisbrice.com. To keep up with Lewis on social media, follow him at @LewisBrice on Twitter & Instagram and on Facebook.
About Twang and Round
Take a couple of Kentucky boys that pursue music with an all-out passion, yet keep their craft real to life, and you get Twang and Round. With influences that span across every genre ranging from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Black Crows and Lynyrd Skynyrd to UGK, Outkast and Beastie Boys, just to name a few. You will find a bridge between these genres with the art created by Twang and Round, who make music because they truly love it.The musical career of Vernon Roach (a.k.a “Kuntry Twang”) and Brad Davis (a.k.a “Lil Round”) began in their early teens with a mutual love of music, recording, producing and engineering. Discovering the ways that they complement each other they found that the style of music they create commanded one to listen closely. Well versed in all ranges of music, Kuntry Twang and Lil Round’s passion lies in Southern Rap, Hip Hop, Country and Rock, which is evident in their last three independent albums. While the road to success thus far has been long, with many a mile spent pounding pavement, it is a dream that continues still. It lead them to sign with the Nashville label, Thirteen Skulls Entertainment, in 2017. Through hard work and determination, Twang and Round are sure to see their sought after dreams realized and continue to connect those long, winding roads from state to state, with music.
About Radio Romance
In 2011, Sam Hayes (Lead Vocals), Josh Gramling (Lead Guitar) and Moises Padilla (Drummer) met and instantly felt a connection. Not only did the trio hit it off in the writing room and in the studio but they also found themselves becoming close friends. They began playing shows together on the streets of Broadway in downtown Nashville and one day decided if they were going to keep playing together they might as well pick a band name. They had seen an old Eddie Rabbit Album on the wall after a show at famed Broadway Bar, Legend’s Corner titled, “Radio Romance” and it was an instant sell. A couple of years later Adam Smithwick went on to join as the bands full time bass player – collectively the four make: RADIO ROMANCE. They tour the USA and play over 100 shows per year. They have had the opportunity to share the stage with many artists’ including: Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice, Luke Combs, Billy Currington and many other major acts. In 2017, Radio Romance was named Winner of NASHNext presented by Cumulus Media and sponsored by Country Inn and Suites. Winning the competition secured the band a record deal with Big Machine Label Group out of Nashville, TN. Their debut single under BMLG / NASHNext Records will be released in the spring of 2018.
About Julia Cole
CMT’s NEXT Artist Discovery, Julia Cole, has created a fresh new sound true to her Houston, TX roots. Cole combines R&B with acoustic country, melodic pop, and soul. Cole’s shows are high energy and always exciting. Julia’s music video for “Priority” has topped the CMT 12 Pack Countdown charts. Cole is also selectively featured on Spotify’s curated country playlists as well as Spotify’s new exclusive vertical video platform. Now, this volleyball playing Vanderbilt graduate is on the road opening for acts such as Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, The Chainsmokers, Love and Theft, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen, Chris Lane, Hunter Hayes, Kane Brown, Canaan Smith, Chase Rice, Jon Langston, Kevin Fowler and many more. Cole sings for many events by the NFL, MLB, MLS, NASA, SEC, NCAA, NASCAR and more and incorporates her love for sports into her music career as much as possible. Her new 2018 project, the “Priority Acoustic Mixtape” debuted top 10 on iTunes and is available everywhere (Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.)” Cole is signed to Creative Artist Agency (CAA) and was also featured on the most current season of American Idol.
About Honey County
Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County is a female country trio formed by singer/songwriter Dani Rose, featuring the stacked voices and layered guitar work of bandmates Devon Jane and Katie Stump. As one of Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Artists You Need To Know, the band has maintained a busy schedule both onstage and in the studio, sharing shows with artists like Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin while also crafting modern, melody-based country songs. With a prestigious placement of their song ‘Love Someone’ featured in an episode of CMT’s ‘Nashville’ this past summer, the band is excited to be working on new music and plans to release an EP in late 2018. This is countrywide country music, presented in three-part harmony.
About County Wide
A homegrown band based in Southeastern Kentucky, County Wide has an energetic show that excites and gets people on their feet. They started their journey in 2014 and caught on quickly. County Wide quickly started spreading to several different states and surrounding areas. Their Original songs caught on with an ever growing fan base as well as their variety of Old/New Country, and Southern/Classic Rock covers. Their debut album, ‘Justice in the South’ was released in 2016. County Wide is a Kentucky country band that has a rapid growing fan base of supporting fans. County Wide songs represent the heart of Kentucky and the South, each original song pays homage to growing up and life in Kentucky.
About Libby Switzer
Libby Switzer is an upcoming singer/songwriter from the Coast of Mississippi. She currently studies Entertainment Industry Studies at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS to pursue her career and future in the music industry. From a young age, Libby has deeply admired country music’s writing, sound, and peaceful feeling. Early in her songwriting career, she was completely inspired and chose to incorporate the country sound or writing style in almost all of her original songs. Along with country music, her versatile voice and songwriting allows her to write pop, R&B, and rock songs to share with her listeners. Her music is written to her truth and no other. Libby’s lyrics always incorporate a familiar feeling making her music easy to decipher and sometimes leaving her listeners with something to think about. “Wild in Love” is the latest release co-written by Libby and her friend L3VIX; the single can be found on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify. Libby is currently finishing more and more songs every day to complete and release her first individual music project/album. To stay connected with Libby, check out her social media and current music outlets.
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