2013 is again proving to be a great year for country musicians and Fort Thomas! Tell your friends and help us keep growing our event, so we can bring well-known musicians, like these, to Fort Thomas for years to come!
Entertainment on the Main Stage Includes:
John Michael Montgomery
He has had more than thirty singles on the Billboard country charts, including two of Billboard’s Number One country singles of the year: “I Swear” (1994) and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” (1995). Five more of Montgomery’s singles have reached the top of the country charts: “I Love the Way You Love Me“, “Be My Baby Tonight“, “If You’ve Got Love”, “I Can Love You Like That”, and “The Little Girl”, while thirteen more have reached Top Ten.
During his career (and he’s not finished yet0, he has received the CMA Horizon Award, was named the ACM’s Top New Vocalist, setting off a long series of awards that included the CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist, and a Grammy nomination. And in 2011, he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
To learn more about John Michael Montgomery and his music, visit www.JohnMichael.com.
The Kentucky Headhunters
Mercury Records picked up their demo and signed them to a contract in October, 1989 – releasing their debut album, Pickin’ on Nashville. The album produced four singles, all of which reached top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The first of these, the “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine” cover, peaked at number 25 in December 1989. After it came “Dumas Walker,” about a then-74-year-old marbles player who owned a liquor store that the band frequented. The single peaked at number 15 on the Billboard chart. Then came, “Oh, Lonesome Me.” The songs kept rolling and now they have 10 albums and many more hits, some of which earned the band a Grammy Award, induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
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Few artists come to Nashville and hit it big, but at the age of 18, Jason pleaded with the doorman at the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge for the chance to sing one song with the house band. Not long after he’d finished his version of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” the bar’s owners offered him a job.
In 2009, Janson hit the country music scene big, recording two duets with Holly Williams on her album Here with Me. He signed to BNA Records in October 2009 and released his debut single, “‘Til a Woman Comes Along,” in April 2010. After BNA was re-structured, Janson left the label. He co-wrote Tim McGraw’s 2012 single “Truck Yeah”, and played harmonica on Lee Brice’s album Hard 2 Love.
Fort Thomas is excited to welcome this up-and-coming artist to our Merchants and Music Festival. Please come and support his first release for Bigger Picture, “Better I Don’t“, that entered the charts in February 2013.
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Entertainment on the Second Stage Includes:
Aly’An has quickly garnered a reputation for being the female country duo that has it all… Their story began in Burgin, Kentucky, where asAlyson Burke and Andrea Warner competed against each other in local singing competitions and jamborees. They would trade victories on a regular basis, fueling their competitive natures, and creating the rivalry that eventually brought these two amazing talents together.
As word spread and the fan base continued to grow, Alyson and Andrea remained grounded through their solid family roots, and committed to finishing their college degrees before pursuing their destiny as country music entertainers.
Aly’An has already shared the stage with some of country music’s hottest entertainers, including: Thompson Square, Heidi Newfield, Marty Stuart, Ashton Shepherd, Confederate Railroad, Bucky Covington, Florida-Georgia Line and Trent Tomlinson. They have performed at fairs and festivals across the southeast, and were recently invited by NASCAR’s Earnhardt family to perform at some of their most prestigious VIP events. They raised the bar again when they were selected as one of the only musical acts to perform at the October 11, 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate in Danville, Kentucky.
The Nashville Music Guide described their music as having “Harmonies that blend so well you’d swear they were sisters.” Whether performing a moving country ballad, or an upbeat dance song, the girls’ live performances are sure to rock any stage!
Adding a little local flavor to this year’s event is The Carter New Band. The band consists of Carter New, Matt Schultz, and Brogan Dutcher. They play all the hits from the 80′s, 90′s and today. Even some occasional Jazz improvisation. Check them out on Facebook.