Fayetteville, we are so excited to celebrate 10 years of Stars & Guitars with you this year, and our THIRD artist for 2022 is a name we all know and love, LAUREN ALAINA!
Lauren was scheduled to join us in 2019 but did so well on Dancing With the Stars that she made the finals. Those were the same night as our show, so we are so excited to get her back to Fayetteville!
Complete Stars & Guitars coverage is here. Tickets on sale FRIDAY, August 26 at 10 a.m., with presale TODAY. All-Access Club members should have gotten their email Wednesday night with the code.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Lauren Alaina!
Lauren Alaina poses as she Hosts Vera Bradley x Blessings in a Backpack Event at Oscar Patterson High School on August 30, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images for Vera Bradley)
Singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina (C) performs onstage at the ACM Party For A Cause: House Of Blues on April 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM)
Lauren Alaina and Kane Brown performs onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019 on December 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
(L-R) Gleb Savchenko, Lauren Alaina, Alan Bersten, Hannah Brown, Kel Mitchell, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber and Ally Brooke pose at "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 Finale at CBS Television City on November 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina performs during the 2018 CMA Music festival at the Chevy Riverfront Stage on June 7, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Every Stars & Guitars Artist Ever in 10 Years in Fayetteville
It’s hard to believe that this year will be the 10th anniversary of WKML bringing Stars & Guitars to Fayetteville. But it really is!
Well, actually it’s been LONGER, but you know what happened in 2020. So, while this it’s been 11 years since our first epic show, this is the 10th time we’ve come together to celebrate the best and brightest in country music.
Some of you may think the show has been around longer than 10 years, and you’re sorta right. WKML held the Singer-Songwriter Showcase for many years, before switching to the current format in 2012. And while the show was similar, Stars & Guitars is just another level of experience.
There are some extremely interesting facts about our artist history that we uncovered in our research. All of these numbers are NOT including the star-studded lineup being unveiled all this week for the 10th anniversary show.
But in the previous nine years of shows, we’ve had 39 different recording artists appear on stage. Those artists have combined for 112 No. 1 country music singles as either a singer or a songwriter. And how about these awards stats:
- 117 Academy of Country Music nominations, and 20 wins from 25 artists
- 72 CMA Awards nominations and 9 wins from 18 artists
- 22 Grammy Awards nominations and 3 wins from 7 artists
So let’s take a look back at every show since that 2012 event. Here’s every artist who has ever appeared on stage in Fayetteville for Stars & Guitars!