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Thank you to everyone who came to the Raise The Barn Benefit! If you won a meet & greet with Gary Allan from the The Big 98 WSIX, you can find your photos at 


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Gary Allan’s “Raise The Barn” Benefit:

Doors open at 5pm
Show begins at 6pm
Concert will take place at the Hendersonville Expo Center
and food will be provided!
Venue Address: 90 Volunteer Drive, Suite 200, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Purchase tickets HERE

Please call 615-824-9890 for any questions about the venue

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Riverbend: Gary Allan Gave The “Best He Ever Had” On Coke StageGary Allan is a tough cowboy! After fighting illness the past few days and even cancelling events. As I picked up my media credentials from Bob Payne w/Friends of the Festival, the word was his performance was in jeopardy to open on the Riverbend Coke stage.

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Gary Allan’s “Songs About Rain” has been named as one of the “100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine! Learn more at



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Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) are thrilled to announce that US country-rock superstar Gary Allan will be headlining the CMC Rocks North Queensland 2014 festival which is returning to Reid Park, Townsville, on Saturday 27 September.

International artists The Mavericks (USA) and Blackjack Billy (USA) will be joining him, along with national favourites, Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Morgan Evans, The Sunny Cowgirls, Amber Lawrence and young local performer, Karrie Hayward.

GARY ALLAN (USA) has been mixing honky-tonk bravado and grainy isolation across nine acclaimed studio albums, all the while mining the emotional turf that fuels a life well-lived: the joys of parenting, the heartache of personal loss, the testosterone of disagreement and the unpredictability of love. Allan has registered five #1 singles – “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On But The Radio”, “Watching Airplanes” and “Every Storm Runs out of Rain” – in addition to such trademark hits as the lonely “Best I Ever Had” and the swaggering “Right Where I Need To Be.” Allan has amassed seven gold albums in the process – three of them certified platinum as well – and maintained the admiration of critics for his unwavering uniqueness.

“Gary played the first ever CMC Rocks festival in the Snowys on his last trip down under seven years ago and people are still talking about his awesome show”, says promoter Rob Potts. “Every year, people beg us to bring him back out and we’re thrilled we’ve been able to find the right time for his Townsville debut”.

“We have the most international country artists playing at this festival, or ever, in Townsville,” says promoter Michael Chugg. “It’s a great spread of major league stars like Gary Allan and The Mavericks, and newer sensations, Blackjack Billy”.

Tickets for the festival are already a hot commodity, with the limited allocation of special Loyalty Tickets offered to festivalgoers from previous CMC Rocks events, selling out in just two days!

For the first time in North QLD, Time-to-Pay tickets will be offered for the first two weeks of general public on sale. This allows fans to secure their tickets up front, but pay them off in three instalments over time. This option is only available for a limited time, so tickets must be purchased before June 16.

Now in its seventh year, the CMC Rocks festival brand has established itself as the biggest International Country and Roots Festival brand in the Southern Hemisphere. Both CMC Rocks the Hunter (in the Hunter Valley, NSW) and CMC Rocks North Queensland (in Townsville, Qld) draw fans from all states and territories in Australia, as well as from overseas.

Previous CMC Rocks North Queensland festivals have featured international artists including Alan Jackson (USA), Tim McGraw (USA), Sara Evans (USA) and Corb Lund (CAN).

THE MAVERICKS (USA) are a country-steeped garage band that fuses elements of Tex-Mex and rock’n’roll to create the ultimate party every time they step on stage. They racked up hit after hit during the 1990s, crossing over to the mainstream with songs like “All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down” and “Dance the Night Away”. After pursuing solo projects for most of the past decade, the group reformed in 2012 and unleashed their new album “In Time” like nothing had changed. They made their first ever trip to Australia last August, wowing crowds who were captivated by the irresistible legends.

Two decades of chart-topping hits have cemented LEE KERNAGHAN as the modern-day King of Australian Country Music. He has criss-crossed the country countless times and his fans keep coming back for more of his patented brand of hard-rocking, uniquely Australian country, backed on stage by the ferocious Wolfe Brothers. Lee has soared to new heights in recent years, with his latest album, “Beautiful Noise”, receiving some of the best reviews of his career.

ARIA award winner KASEY CHAMBERS is one of Australia’s most successful and respected country and roots performers. Since the release of her debut album ‘The Captain’, Kasey has been forging her own unique musical path that has seen her achieve recognition in the country, pop and Americana genres with her multi-faceted distinctive sound. An acclaimed songwriter, her songs have won her fans around Australia and the US, including hits like ‘Not Pretty Enough’, ‘Pony’ and her Golden Guitar winning collaborations with Shane Nicholson across two best-selling albums. Kasey is in the studio now recording her new album for release later in this year.

TROY CASSAR-DALEY has been one of Australia’s biggest country stars for almost twenty years – a singer-songwriter whose heartfelt songs, soulful voice and hot guitar-picking, has touched fans around Australia. The multiple ARIA, APRA and Golden Guitar winning artist has released nine career albums, including his recent collaboration with Adam Harvey, the platinum selling ‘The Great Country Songbook’. One of the most loved performers in Aussie music, Troy is sure to bring his hits and loads of good vibes to Townsville.

BLACKJACK BILLY (USA) are the definition of fun – a group whose on-stage alchemy is impossible to describe in words but makes audiences holler and dance in delight. Their breakthrough signature hit, “Booze Cruise”, raced up the charts when it was released last year – an indelibly catchy ode to summer living. They were the surprise breakout hit at this year’s CMC Rocks the Hunter, where they made their Australian debut, as the crowds were whipped into a frenzy by their energetic on-stage antics and commanding presence, sending their “Get Some” EP to #1 the following week.

MORGAN EVANS is one of Australia’s hottest singer/songwriters and definitely “one to watch”. A four-time CMC Music Award winner, who has toured with everyone from Taylor Swift to Alan Jackson, Morgan’s #1 selling debut album was recorded in Nashville and launched this year to great acclaim. His blood-stained, high energy dynamite performance at this year’s CMC Rocks the Hunter was voted as one of the festival highlights by fans and media, both on the night and as part of the subsequent CMC National Television Special.

It sometimes seems like THE SUNNY COWGIRLS have risen straight from the warm heart of Australia. They radiate sunshine and that dry, laconic, Aussie sense of humour. Sunny Cowgirls, Sophie and Celeste Clabburn, are the first to admit that they need a little dirt under their fingernails to create their own very special brand of music. Renowned throughout the land for their easy stage charisma, the CMC Rocks veterans are gearing up to take Townsville by storm this September.

A city girl with a passion for country music, AMBER LAWRENCE has become one of Australia’s most successful independent country stars, described by the Daily Telegraph as “a breath of fresh air to Australian country music”. A festival favourite whose cheeky, easy-going charisma has won her a loyal fan base, Amber has released three studio albums (including her latest “3”), racked up an impressive list of award nominations and still found time to perform for the troops in East Timor.

Hailing from Mackay, rising young star KARRIE HAYWARD will bring some local flavour to the festival. Described as a “little pocket rocket” by Texan country singer Doug Bruce, Karrie’s charm and good-natured on-stage presence is the perfect way to kick off the day at Reid Park.




9½ Hours of Non-Stop Music – 12.30pm – 10.00pm

Adult (15 and above) $169 + delivery fee
Child (Ages 4 to 14) $89 + delivery fee
Free admission to children 4 years and under, & accompanied by an adult.

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For CMC Rocks North QLD enquiries:
Kerry Roberts –
Phone: 0405.446.763 or (02) 9361.2200