Head­lin­ers an­nounced for coun­try mu­sic fest.

Alabama, Toby Keith, Brad Pais­ley com­ing to Lud­wig’s Cor­ner in Au­gust

The Boyertown Area Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Fran Maye fmaye@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @kdai­ly­localon Twit­ter

Coun­try mu­sic su­per­stars Toby Keith, Brad Pais­ley and Alabama will head­line Ci­tadel Coun­try Spirit USA, a three-day coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val com­ing to Ch­ester County on Aug. 24-26.

“It’s a done deal, we’re ex­cited we will be bring­ing a ma­jor fes­ti­val to Ch­ester County,” said Alan Ja­coby, ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of Im­pact En­ter­tain­ment. “This is a beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion.”

The event will be held, at Lud­wig’s Cor­ner Horse Show As­so­ci­a­tion, a 33-acre site at 1325 Pottstown Pike (Route 100) in Glen­moore. Of­fi­cials said the venue has a ca­pac­ity of host­ing 15,000 peo­ple daily.

Her­alded as “the great­est coun­try band of all time,” Alabama head­lines on Fri­day, Aug. 24. From hum­ble be­gin­nings pick­ing cot­ton in the fields to a stag­ger­ing 80 mil­lion al­bum sales, this nter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed band changed the face of coun­try mu­sic bring­ing it into the main­stream with rock-style gui­tars, lights, py­rotech­nics and sounds.

Named Record­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica Coun­try Group of the Cen­tury, Alabama has won 178 Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion (CMA) Awards, Grammy Awards and Academy of Coun­try Mu­sic awards. Alabama earned 21 gold, plat­inum and multi-plat­inum al­bums; charted 43 num­ber one sin­gles, in­clud­ing 21 num­ber one sin­gles in a row, a record not likely to be sur­passed in any genre. A group of world-class phi­lan­thropists, they’ve raised more than $250 mil­lion for char­ity.

Some of their tops songs in­clude “Lady Down On Love,” “Feels So Right,” “She and I,” “When We Make Love,” “Juke­box In My Mind,” “Juke­box In My Mind,” and “My Home’s In Alabama.”

Toby Keith, the “Big Dog Daddy,” undis­put­edly one of the modern era’s big­gest su­per­stars, head­lines on Satur­day, Aug. 25. At the core is his song­writ­ing as rec­og­nized in his 2015 in­duc­tion into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and with a mul­ti­tude of other honors and awards. His songs have re­ceived more than 91 mil­lion per­for­mances on com­mer­cial ra­dio stations world­wide. His al­bums have sold more than 40 mil­lion copies. His tours have drawn more than a mil­lion fans each year for more than a decade straight.

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The group Alabama fea­tures Randy Owen, Teddy Gen­try and Jeff Cook.

Toby Keith

Brad Pais­ley

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