Country Thunder Announces 2013 Lineup

Photo credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images

Like all eager country music fans, we were excited for Country Thunder’s big lineup announcement for their blow-out 2013 events. Tuesday and Wednesday fans got to uncover which up-and-coming acts would be sharing the stage with some of country music’s biggest headliners all the way from Wisconsin to Arizona.

While it’s exciting to finally have the famous faces revealed, behind-the-scenes countless factors went in to booking each name you see listed.

It all starts with determining who’s available: which acts have confirmed a tour, who has a new single coming out, have any of the candidates recently received an industry award? Once the preferred acts are chosen, we carefully analyze routing: is one act going to be on a different coast the day before the festival? Now, after the available act’s schedules have been cleared, offers are made and negotiated. From a set price all the way down to the details of ground transportation, these are carefully negotiated and agreed upon. Once an act confirms, we still have to get permission to announce, determine which radio stations will be advertising the show and carefully thumb through contracts.

After these steps have been implemented, paperwork has been issued and confirmations are in order, the festival is finally ready to fill the public in on the finalized entertainment.

It’s safe to say acts don’t just show up with their guitar ready to fill the lineup. We work with the client to bring you the best, and that’s exactly what Country Thunder has achieved this year. Check out the full lineup for both Twin Lakes and Florence below.

Country Thunder Lineup

Photo credit: Shelly Mays/The Tennessean

Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Thursday July 18, 2013
5:30-6:30PM Chris Janson
7:00-8:30PM Justin Moore
9:00-10:30PM Dierks Bentley

Friday July 19, 2013
1:00-2:00PM TBA
2:30-3:30PM Morgan Frazier
4:00-5:00PM Parmalee
5:30-6:30PM Dustin Lynch
7:00-8:30PM Little Big Town
9:00-10:30PM Keith Urban

Saturday July 20, 2013
1:00-2:00PM TBA
2:30-3:30PM Sweetwater Rain
4:00-5:00PM Phil Vassar
5:30-6:30PM Lee Brice
7:00-8:30PM Chris Young
9:00-10:30PM Brad Paisley

Sunday July 21, 2013
1:00-2:00PM TBA
2:30-3:30PM Edens Edge
4:00-5:00PM TBA
5:30-6:30PM Joe Nichols
7:00-8:30PM TBA
9:00-10:30PM Lady Antebellum

Florence, Arizona

Thursday April 11, 2013
4:00-5:00PM Chris Janson
5:30-6:30PM Sweetwater Rain
7:00-8:30PM Kip Moore
9:00-10:30PM Brantley Gilbert

Friday April 12, 2013
1:00-2:00PM TBA
2:30-3:30PM TBA
4:00-5:00PM Jana Kramer
5:30-6:30PM Love and Theft
7:00-8:30PM Tracy Lawrence
9:00-10:30PM Eric Church

Saturday April 13, 2013
1:00-2:00PM TBA
2:30-3:30PM Morgan Frazier
4:00-5:00PM Parmalee
5:30-6:30PM Diamond Rio
7:00-8:30PM Lee Brice
9:00-10:30PM Toby Keith

Sunday April 14, 2013
1:00-2:00PM TBA
2:30-3:30PM Edens Edge
4:00-5:00PM TBA
5:30-6:30PM Jerrod Niemann
7:00-8:30PM Justin Moore
9:00-10:30PM Lady Antebellum

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