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Yoakam, Corbin, Lewis added to Country Thunder

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – Dwight Yoakam, Aaron Lewis and Easton Corbin were added to festival line-up of Wisconsin based Country Thunder music festival, it was announced today.

When Country Thunder rolls around on July 19-22, 2012, it will mark the 20th anniversary of the camping, music and entertainment festival.

Sara Jean Kelley, THE FARM, The McClymonts, The Roys, Casey James, and Thomas Rhett also were newly added to the bill. Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Toby Keith will headline each night.

The line-up is:

Thursday, July 19

5:30-6:30pm Sara Jean Kelley

7:00-8:30pm THE FARM

9:00-10:30pm Big & Rich

Friday, July 20

2:30-3:30pm The McClymonts

4:00-5:00pm Wade Bowen

5:30-6:30pm Steve Holy

7:00-8:30pm Luke Bryan

9:00-10:30pm Jason Aldean

Saturday, July 21

1:00-2:00pm The Roys

2:30-3:30pm Casey James

4:00-5:00pm Aaron Lewis

5:30-6:30pm Easton Corbin

7:00-8:30pm Dwight Yoakam

9:00-10:30pm Blake Shelton Sunday, July 22

1:00-2:00pm Thomas Rhett

4:00-5:00pm Hunter Hayes

5:30-6:30pm Neal McCoy

7:00-8:00pm Brantley Gilbert

8:30-10:00pm Toby Keith

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In this 1988 Austin City Limits program and nearing 32 years old, Dwight Yoakam was approaching his commercial zenith. His third album, "Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room," had just been released, bringing him his only number one country singles "Streets of Bakersfield" (included here in duet with Buck Owens along with Flaco Jimenez) and "I Sang Dixie," also included. His second ACL appearance, Yoakam delivers a generous, 14-song reminder of how freakin' unusual »»»
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Dwight Yoakam appears to be a many of mystery on the cover. With two side-by-side images of himself, the Kentucky honky tonker dons a trademark cowboy hat, jeans jacket and jacket and plucking his electric, legs spread and head pointed down. But there really is no mystery about Yoakam, who has been making music longer than some of the contemporary country acts have been alive. And Yoakam has a thing or two to show these young turks what country music used to be - and based on this sterling, »»»
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It's comforting to know that in an unpredictable, fast-paced world, there are certain things that will always remain the same. Dwight Yoakam will never come up short when it comes to sharing a cool groove. Indeed, here he is, some 35 years after making his debut, still looking sharp with that cowboy hat perched low over his eyes, giving the impression he hasn't aged a single day, and back at home on Warner Bros., the label that launched him originally. It's also assuring to know »»»
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