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Underwood, Shelton, Bentley, Old Dominion top Hometown Rising fest

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Old Dominion will top the acts playing the second Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival in Louisville, Ky. On Sept. 12-13.

Jon Pardi, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clint Black, CAM and other acts will be playing the festival.

The full line-up is:

SATURDAY: Blake Shelton, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Clint Black, Russell Dickerson, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shenandoah, Caylee Hammack, Jon Langston, Aubrie Sellers, Noah Schnacky, The Josephines, Ross Ellis, Emily Ann Roberts, Stephanie Quayle, Lakeview, Kaitlyn Kohler

SUNDAY: Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mitchell Tenpenny, CAM, Matt Stell, Blanco Brown, Kassi Ashton, King Calaway, Tennessee Jet, Lainey Wilson, Adam Doleac, Chris Bandi, Sean Stemaly, Tyler Booth, Madison Kozak, Alex Hall

"Always love coming to play Louisville because you love your country music and having a good time. Look forward to seeing y'all in September at Hometown Rising," says Shelton.

Old Dominion said in a statement, "We've had the pleasure of playing shows in Kentucky and the crowds always have so much energy. We're looking forward to returning and getting back on that stag."

"I've always said I'm a singer-songwriter from Flatwoods, Ky., so I'm looking forward to coming back to my home state and playing Hometown Rising," added Cyrus.

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