Headliners announced for country music fest.
Alabama, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley coming to Ludwig’s Corner in August
LUDWIG’S CORNER » 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.