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Tritt, Niemann, Gilbert join Country Stampede

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – Travis Tritt, Jerrod Niemann and Brantley Gilbert are among the new acts announced Tuesday to the line-up for the Country Stampede festival in Kansas in late June.

Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry and Luke Bryan were previously announced to play The Big 94.5 Stampede Country Stampede in Manhattan, Kansas.

Travis Tritt will be performing Friday, June 22 on a bill with Zac Brown Band. Steve Holy also was added to the schedule.

THE FARM, a genre bending trio of songwriters now out with Home Sweet Home will play the opening day of the festival.

On June 23, Kansas native Jerrod Niemann will be taking the stage, followed by fellow Gilbert. JT Hodges will also be performing on Saturday.

The schedule is:

Thursday
5:00 The Big 94.5 Country
6:30 The Cleverlys
8:00 THE FARM
9:30 Luke Bryan

Friday
2:30 Travis Marvin
4:00 TBA
5:30 Steve Holy
7:30 Travis Tritt
9:30 Zac Brown Band

Saturday
2:30 94.5 Road to Stampede Winner
4:00 JT Hodges
5:30 Jerrod Niemann
7:30 Brantley Gilbert
9:30 Toby Keith

Sunday
2:30 Evidence of Journey
4:00 Sweethearts of the Rodeo
6:00 John Michael Montgomery
8:00 The Band Perry

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