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Bryan, Lambert, McGraw headline Tortuga Music Festival

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw will headline the three-day ocean side Tortuga Music Festival, which is returning to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in 2020.

Jon Pardi, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, , Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, Gone West, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Hirie, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Jon Langston, LOCASH, Runaway June and Cole Swindell are playing.

Non-country acts Pitbull, Toots and the Maytals, Barenaked Ladies and Vanilla Ice will join the lineup, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. T

Rhe weekend beach-retreat that combines entertainment while raising money for ocean conservation, will take place EIL 17-19, 2020 on the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida. Passes will go on sale Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. eastern.

Tortuga mixes country, rock, reggae and hip hope.

The festival raises funds and promotes awareness of the issues that the world's oceans currently face, as well as supporting marine conservation and research.

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What Makes You Country CD review - What Makes You Country
Luke Bryan aims to please often, and that rarely goes unpunished. The Georgia native has a strong voice, some songwriting skill and even legitimate farming cred. But Bryan still gets pegged as the face of corporate country - that pandering beast packaging artists for mass consumption. The label can be unfair, but not wholly undeserved - Bryan has a long track record, for instance, of records about chasing girls and Bud Lights. In truth, he married his college sweetheart and they share a quiet, »»»
Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer CD review - Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer
Luke Bryan has been in that "hardware" phase of his career for the last few years. There have been several armloads of awards, many on the strength of the high-caliber singles from 2013's "Crash My Party." It might present a challenge to stay grounded. But Bryan has kept himself busy with work for charities (he's embarking on a traditional tour of farms to benefit his scholarship fund), and the use of the EP - this marks his eighth. Many artists use the EP format »»»
Damn Country Music CD review - Damn Country Music
Tim McGraw said of his 14th studio album, "Damn Country Music," "It's is all about passion, (taking him back to 1989) "when I came to Nashville to chase my dreams." Country music has richly rewarded him over the past two decades, and he honors the genre's tradition here. The album gets off to a very traditional start with Celtic folk. The flute and skillful acoustic picking on the opener "Here Tonight" bring a Mark Knopfler tune immediately to mind. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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