Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge and Dierks Bentley to headline 2019 Country Thunder Arizona

America's favorite country music festival, Country Thunder, announces stellar line-up for the Florence, Arizona leg of 2019 with names like Stapleton, Eldredge, McGraw, and Bentley


                            Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge and Dierks Bentley to headline 2019 Country Thunder Arizona

Country music legends Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley are set to headline the 2019 Country Thunder Arizona, the reigning ACM festival of the year. Announced by Billboard, Country Thunder Arizona will roar into Florence like never before between April 11 and 14, 2019, as the festival organizers released another jaw-dropping line-up for one of America’s favorite country music events.

Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer, said: "2018 was a record-breaking year in Arizona and we knew that we had to up the ante for 2019. We are excited to announce these headliners for the incredible fans who have made Country Thunder Arizona what it is."



 

Also announced to join the line-up were emerging superstars Brothers Osborne and High Valley, big hitters Trace Adkins, Clay Walker, Restless Heart, the original line-up of Lonestar, red-hot up-and-comers Abby Anderson, Brandon Lay and the Hunter Brothers, along with a performance from weekend hosts Williams and Ree among others.

Recording artiste Chris Stapleton performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)
Recording artiste Chris Stapleton performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

While Stapleton has never played Country Thunder Arizona, he is no stranger to fans of country, rock and roots music. The announcement of the five-time Grammy Award, and astonishing 14-time ACM and CMA winner, was a major addition to the 2018 ACM Festival Of The Year. The Lexington, Kentucky, native is truly a once-in-a-lifetime artiste who transcends musical boundaries and genres – Sunday evening will be a closing night like no other.

Tim McGraw performs onstage during the 'Soul2Soul' World Tour at Staples Center on July 14, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Tim McGraw performs onstage during the 'Soul2Soul' World Tour at Staples Center on July 14, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

On the other hand, there have been very few American country artistes more consistent than McGraw over the past 25 years, and CT Nation will be thrilled when one of the genre’s consummate performers takes the stage on Friday night. Recent hit singles 'Neon Church' and 'Thought About You' are currently showcasing the country music legend at the peak of his considerable powers.

Dierks Bentley performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)
Dierks Bentley performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)

Saturday, meanwhile, is going to be a party when homeboy Bentley returns for a commanding performance on the massive Country Thunder main stage. During a roll, which has lasted the better part of the past two decades, Bentley has amassed a shocking 30 hit singles – any one of them is going to sound amazing with over 30,000 home state fans singing right along.

Brett Eldredge performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)
Brett Eldredge performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)

No stranger to stardom himself, Eldredge could be the dark horse of a stacked 2019 line-up in the Arizona desert. With seven top-10 hits and four top-5 albums to his credit, Eldredge has earned his stripes through nine years of relentless touring, and a reputation as one of the top live performers in country music – his Thursday evening headline slot is a guaranteed early weekend highlight.

Country Thunder is known for showcasing not only the hottest acts in country music, but also introducing new talent that often transition to some of the biggest acts in the world. Both Eric Church and Luke Bryan were early afternoon performers on Country Thunder stages and have become two of the most recognizable names in country music.

Country Thunder CEO Vollhoffer is proud to continue this tradition and also announced the 'Nashville New Faces' - bringing the brightest young Nashville talent to each Country Thunder show. Throughout the year, he won't just book them to play, but he will introduce them to the world during his podcast called 'Nashville New Faces'. Get ready country music fans - the next superstar may be discovered here.

Singer/Songwriter Luke Bryan performs during Country Thunder - Day 4 on July 22, 2018, in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Getty Images)
Singer/Songwriter Luke Bryan performs during Country Thunder - Day 4 on July 22, 2018, in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Getty Images)

Now in its 25th year, Country Thunder annually hosts the biggest names in Country music onstage and a sold-out audience of tens of thousands. The festival prides itself in offering something for fans of any age. Country Thunder not only has a consistently top-notch line-up with a mix of legendary, up-and-coming and contemporary artistes, but also multiple stages showcasing the best local talent, Electric Thunder, which features DJs spinning country, red dirt and rock with an EDM/club twist, numerous food and specialty item vendors, helicopter and thrill rides and more.

Singer/Songwriter Eric Church performs at County Thunder Music Festivals Arizona - Day 4 on April 10, 2016, in Florence, Arizona. (Getty Images)
Singer/Songwriter Eric Church performs at County Thunder Music Festivals Arizona - Day 4 on April 10, 2016, in Florence, Arizona. (Getty Images)

Country Thunder Arizona 2019 is coming in hot and festival-goers have until midnight for the early-bird $130 four-day passes, after which, they will be available for four payments of $40 plus taxes and fees. Visit www.countrythunder.com to purchase, or order by phone at 1-866-388-0007. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all @countrythunder.