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2013 - Country Thunder announces addition of Aaron Lewis and Greg Bates

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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 10:02 am

Country Thunder is excited to reveal the latest additions to their already star-filled line-up. Aaron Lewis and Greg Bates will join previously-announced country stars Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more in Florence, Ariz., April 11-14, 2013. Wondering what to get the country music fan on your holiday shopping list for Christmas? The Country Thunder online store has great stocking stuffers available. And of course, who wouldn’t want passes to see the hottest names in country from Santa?

If you want to get to know Aaron Lewis, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinumsinger, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. Nevertheless, they're all equally powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable.  For Lewis, The Road continues to wind and surprise like it always has.


Growing up in Music City, the Nashville native was born with a natural tendency to write and sing. Greg Bates continued developing his skills while attending Belmont University where his undeniable talent caught the attention of music industry tastemakers. Soon after graduation, Bates began “living the dream” after signing a co-publishing/artist development deal with Effusion Entertainment and Super 98 Music – the publishing arm of the Big Machine Label Group. Currently, Bates is in the studio with producer Jimmy Ritchey recording new material for his debut project, which includes his current Top 5 single, “Did It For The Girl”. He is weaving together a collection that will connect with today’s youthful audiences while still honoring his musical heroes such as Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait. Bates has shared the stage with Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Kellie Pickler, among others.



4:00-5:00pm Chris Janson

5:30-6:30pm Sweetwater Rain

7:00-8:30pm Kip Moore

9:00-10:30pm Brantley Gilbert



1:00-2:00pm TBA

2:30-3:30pm Greg Bates

4:00-5:00pm Jana Kramer

5:30-6:30pm Love & Theft

7:00-8:30pm Tracy Lawrence

9:00-10:30pm  Eric Church



1:00-2:00pm TBA

2:30-3:30pm Morgan Frazier

4:00-5:00pm Parmalee

5:30-6:30pm Diamond Rio

7:00-8:30pm Lee Brice

9:00-10:30pm  Toby Keith



1:00-2:00pm TBA

2:30-3:30pm Edens Edge

4:00-5:00pm Aaron Lewis

5:30-6:30pm Jerrod Niemann

7:00-8:30pm Justin Moore

9:00-10:30pm  Lady Antebellum


Four-day, weekend passes are available until 12/31/12 at 11:59pm CST for the discounted rate of $120.  For more information on tickets for 2013 or for any of your Country Thunder needs, please visitwww.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.

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