The biggest country music concert event in Fayetteville every year just got a little bit larger, as the Big 95.7 WKML is putting on the biggest Stars & Guitars concert yet – with an all-new home and an unprecedented lineup of stars.
Country music superstar Chris Janson leads the stellar lineup of artists who will all take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. Joining Janson in the 2019 lineup are Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Russell Dickerson, Hardy and Morgan Wallen.
After seven great shows in the Crown Theater the last seven years, Stars & Guitars will move into the Coliseum this year. And fans can find out so much more about the show and order tickets on our all-new dedicated website for the show at www.WKMLStarsandGuitars.com.
“Now that Fayetteville is starting to understand the unique concert experience that Stars & Guitars is, we really felt like it was time to elevate the entire experience,” said WKML Programming Director and evening on-air talent Randy Bliss. “This lineup of musicians will be extremely familiar to fans of country music, and we’re thrilled to bring them all to the stage at one time.”
Stars & Guitars is unlike the traditional one-artist shows most fans may be used to, Stars & Guitars puts all of the artists on the stage at one time for a unique acoustic experience. Featuring story-telling, unique song performances, and a whole lot of fun, it’s an entertaining show from start to finish.
“We all love the traditional concert performances where we see our favorite artists do all of their hits with big production,” Bliss said. “But to see those artists stripped down to the acoustic voices that got them into the business in the first place, is something most fans never get to see.”
This year’s slogan: Unplugged… Unscripted… And Unforgettable! truly captures the atmosphere fans can expect at this year’s show.
Tickets are on sale as of 10 a.m. on September 3, with ALL tickets just $25, no matter where they are. For fans who don’t get a chance at paid tickets before they sell out, WKML will feature a series of ticket stop events this fall, where lucky listeners can win their way in to the show.
“It’s so exciting to have a lineup of this caliber on our stage this year,” Bliss said. “Each and every one of these six talented musicians has been all over WKML in the last year, and we can’t wait to bring those songs to the Crown Coliseum.”
Chris Janson is a Platinum-selling high octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, and the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.
With two albums under his belt, Janson has already made a huge mark on country music. With hits like “Buy Me a Boat”, “Fix A Drink” and “Drunk Girl”, he’s no stranger to the charts, as they all went Top 10. His latest single, “Good Vibes” is well on its way to the top 10 as well!
For the past couple of years, Kip Moore has spent most of his time on the road, building one of country music’s most loyal audiences show by show and plotting what would become his sophomore album, Wild Ones. He was a road warrior, living out of a tour bus with his bandmates and playing more than 200 shows per year. For a songwriter who’d grown up in a quiet pocket of southern Georgia, performing to crowds across the world — crowds that knew every word to his best-selling debut album, Up All Night — felt like a dream come true.
From amphitheater tours with Dierks Bentley to his own headlining tours across America, Moore has spent the last three years learning what, exactly, his fans want to hear. He’s a genuine road warrior, armed with a live show that mixes the bombast and wild desperation of Bruce Springsteen with the rootsy stomp of Merle Haggard. It’s a sound built on space and swagger. A sound that bangs as hard as it twangs. A sound caught somewhere between blue-collar country music and stadium-sized rock & roll. And that’s the sound that Moore’s fans, who’ve already catapulted him to PLATINUM-selling heights, want to hear.
Moore is best known for his huge hits, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” “Last Shot” and “Hey Pretty Girl.”
Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she competed on Season 10 of American Idol. In 2017, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album, Wildflower, with the release of the critically-acclaimed Road Less Traveled. The album landed on multiple end-of-year “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Amazon, and it became the top-streamed female country album release of the year. Praised as “full of life lessons and uplift” (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Lauren’s first No. 1 hit, title track “Road Less Traveled.”
Lauren is this year’s ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year and performed on the Apr. 15 broadcast live from Las Vegas. She was also nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year for “What Ifs,” the double-platinum-selling No. 1 collaboration with her childhood friend, Kane Brown. Lauren is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and she received her first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year with her No. 1 smash “Road Less Traveled,” This year she received her second CMT Music Award for Collaborative Video of the Year, with Kane Brown. She’s also seen huge success on the charts with “Doin’ Fine” and “Ladies in the ’90s.”
Morgan Wallen is carving his own distinct path in modern Country music. With two #1 hits under his belt (2018’s PLATINUM-certified song of the summer “Up Down” feat. Florida Georgia Line and multi-week GOLD-certified chart-breaker “Whiskey Glasses”) and his debut album hailed as one of Taste of Country’s “Best of 2018,” the hit-making singer-songwriter’s authenticity continues to connect, resulting in over 1 BILLION total career streams to date.
One of MusicRow’s 2019 Next Big Thing artists and a 2019 CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year Award nominee, the Tennessee native has simultaneously struck out as a songwriter, co-penning hits for Jason Aldean (including PLATINUM-certified #1 “You Make It Easy”), Kane Brown, A Thousand Horses and Dustin Lynch. Wallen has made national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TODAY, and has been called “disarming and unapologetic” by Rolling Stone.
Sincere, energetic and always smiling: All words that have been used to describe emerging country music star, Russell Dickerson, by his fans and peers alike. His infectious personality radiates in everything he does, whether he’s writing a song, singing in the studio or meeting fans. He’s constantly making people laugh and everyone he meets is quick to become part of the “RD Fam.” He asserts, “I just love life. Every day is a great day!”
Lately there’s been plenty to smile about. The Nashville native has had an incredible reaction to his first single, “Yours.” His follow-up, “Blue Tacoma” has fared nearly as well! “Yours” is undoubtedly the wedding song of the year.
In just a short amount of time, Dickerson’s fans solidified him unanimously as the next big thing. Over 30 million streams on Spotify, three million views on YouTube and skyrocketing social media followers have come pouring in. He quickly found himself touring with the likes of Canaan Smith and Billy Currington, as well as joining Florida Georgia Line on their cruise for the second year in a row in addition to headlining his own dates. Dickerson also got to have that moment every artist dreams about – making his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
A native of Philadelphia – the one in Mississippi, not the City of Brotherly Love – Big Loud Records/Tree VibezMusic Country artist HARDY first arrived in Nashville in 2010 and has since established himself as one of the most exciting new songwriters on Music Row.
Emerging in 2018 with the PLATINUM-certified #1 “Up Down” (performed by Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line) and PLATINUM-certified, #1 hit “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line), his knack for unforgettable grooves and unique turns of phrase have made him an in-demand collaborator, with new school talents like Chris Lane, Seth Ennis, Tyler Farr, Walker McGuire and more lining up to cut his tracks.
HARDY made his debut as a solo artist, releasing two four-song EPs of Country swagger and rock attitude, THIS OLE BOY (October 2018) and WHERE TO FIND ME (January 2019). But it’s the edgy harmonies in his first single – “Rednecker” – that country fans will undoubtedly know right now.