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Country LakeShake - Single Day Pass: Sun 6/25/17

Sunday

Jun 25, 2017 – 2:00 PM

  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Cadillac Three
  • Chase Rice

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Rascal Flatts: 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.

Chase Rice: This Carolina reared, good-times tunesmith must be dripping adrenaline from beneath his backwards ball cap as he’s always at full throttle both on and off the stage. Beneath the party up persona, you’ll find the persistent passion of a college football linebacker, the drive of a NASCAR crew member and ultimately the level-headed, hard working values that are the result of a close family unit (and a mom that whipped him into shape). “That guy you see on stage having the time of his life is the same guy you get behind the scenes. Some artists turn on a switch and you’re like ‘where did that come from?’ but for me --- this is it. I’m a ball cap and t-shirt guy to the core. We’ll roll out some songs and I may even join you for a few when we’re wrapped and ready to head out.” It hard to believe that at such a young age, Chase truly has encountered all of the life experience mentioned above. While he had Garth blasting from his radio at an early age, he never thought about picking up the guitar until after an injury took him off the field at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. “I started playing guitar and I’ll never forget a piece of advice from my dad. He said ‘boy anyone can play guitar, but no one is gonna really listen to you until you start singing.’” Those words would be the first turn on a new course for Chase, but his journey to the stage would take a few more turns (especially a lot of left ones).

After graduation, Chase tackled a scene that many race fans only dream of by securing a spot on the celebrated Hendrick Motorsports pit crew. While NASCAR served as his day job, he spent his nights either writing songs or going to small bars around Charlotte and playing live. He would also spend any free weekends he had flying to Nashville to perform in writer’s rounds and continuing to build his knowledge of the music scene.

While honing his songwriting skills, this performer with an unwavering competitive spirit landed a slot on the hit TV show Survivor. Viewers tuned in each week to see the southern bred relentless participant blaze through each challenge taking him through to the final episode. The program would serve as a spring board bringing Chase to his current home in Music City where he continues to pierce through the sea of rising acts and stake career benchmarks within the industry. “We had a great introduction with the EP Country As Me last year and the video for ‘Buzz Back,’ so I expect Dirt Road Communion will continue to validate my grassroots approach. As my belt buckle beckons, ‘Cowboy Up!’ and just enjoy the ride.”

Dirt Road Communion marks the first full length project for Chase serving up his concoction of contemporary country spiked with shots of rocking guitars, explosive crescendos, hands in the air grooves and lyrical content that swings like a pendulum from loud and fun to dark and vulnerable. When his isn’t on stage opening up for acts like Jake Owen, Sara Evans, Lee Brice or Corey Smith, you’ll find him penning tomorrow’s hits with his songwriting circle that continues to grow. Aside from the Carolina blue, Chase has no qualms about rocking some camo-green on hunting trips with his brothers tracking deer, quail, pheasant or turkey. Chase is also a phene for America’s past times. This football and baseball fan, known for rocking his backwards Braves hat on more than one occasion, has delivered an indie project that is truly a grand slam for a new act lining him up to be a David Freese of the music scene and an MVP (Most Valuable Performer) to watch in 2012.

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