2019 BUCKEYE LINEUP

GEORGE STRAIT

Some might say the beauty of George Strait is you know what you're going to get - straight ahead country music. But the real beauty of George Strait is his innate ability to collide comfortable and worn with fresh and exciting every time he straps on his guitar and steps up to the microphone.

George Strait is the undeniable "King of Country Music." His music career spans more than 30 years; includes 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre; and boasts 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold more than 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards.

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BLAKE SHELTON

Country Music Association's 2012 "Entertainer of the Year," five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album Texoma Shore became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features tracks including "I Lived It" and "I'll Name The Dogs," a romantic tune that boasts more than 115 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. His current hit, "Turnin' Me On," is the project's third single and was most-added upon impact at country radio. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016's Gold-certified If I'm Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.

Blake Shelton

CHRIS JANSON

Janson is Platinum-selling high octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, and the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry. His sophomore album, Everybody, produced his second No. 1 hit single, "Fix A Drink," the chart-topping follow up to his No. 1 debut smash and summer anthem, "Buy Me A Boat." His current single, "Drunk Girl," is climbing the country airplay charts while being hailed by the Tennessean as "a shoo-in for a Song of the Year nomination." Janson closed out the 53rd ACM Awards with what Rolling Stone called a "must-see performance," and he floored his audience at Stagecoach. Janson is currently on the "Life's Whatcha Make It Tour" with Jake Owen, as well as doing his own headlining dates, which included a sold-out show at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For tour dates and more information, visit www.ChrisJanson.com.

Chris Jansen

MIDLAND

MidlandGrammy nominated and ACM Award-winning New Vocal Group of the Year trio Midland hails from Dripping Springs, TX and consists of lead vocalist Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the band released their critically-acclaimed freshman album, ON THE ROCKS (Big Machine Records) in 2017 to rave reviews from notable outlets like Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country with Washington Post touting ON THE ROCKS as "the year's best Country album." The album also earned the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Country Album Sales chart upon release. Their debut No. 1 single "Drinkin' Problem," earned the band their first GRAMMY® Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance and nominations for Vocal Group of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards. Most recently, the band released a video for latest single "Burn Out" inspired by the vintage style of Urban Cowboy filmed at the legendary Billy Bob's Honky Tonk in Fort Worth, TX. For a full list of tour dates and more, visit MidlandOfficial.com.

RAELYNN

Here's why God made RaeLynn.

Because country music needed her. Because America needed to fall in love.

Now, following up on the success of her 2014 gold-certified debut single "God Made Girls," with the release of her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut album, there's one more reason: Because the time has come for her to blossom as an undeniable force of nature with roots deeply planted in tradition and a finger on the pulse of life.

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