Country stars join Taste of Joliet lineup
From Staff Reports January 15, 2013 3:14PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 6:30AM
Country music star Hunter Hayes and Easton Corbin will perform at Taste of Joliet this summer along with up-and-coming country performer Maggie Rose.
The country lineup was announced Tuesday by the Joliet Park District.
Both Hayes and Rose have No. 1 country singles.
Hayes’ song “Wanted” became a top country hit in 2012 and reached Platinum status. He was recently named Best New Artist at the Country Music Association Awards, and Hayes is a nominee for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ New Artist of the Year.
He also is a nominee for three Grammy awards and currently on a nationwide tour with Carrie Underwood.
Corbin has had two No. 1 singles, “A Little More Country Than That” in 2009 and “Roll With That” in 2010. His current album, “All Over the Road,” reached No. 2.
He won three American Country Awards in 2010 for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Video of the Year.
Rose’s current single, “I Ain’t Your Momma,” reached No. 38 in the country charts.
“We’re really excited,” said park district Executive Director Dominic Egizio. “We think we put together a great lineup for Saturday with Hunter Hayes being the headliner.”
The three country musicians will perform June 29 at Taste of Joliet. The event runs June 28-30.
The park district previously announced that REO Speedwagon will perform on June 28.
Taste of Joliet is held at Joliet Memorial Stadium.
Tickets and information are available at www.tasteofjoliet.com.