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Headliners announced for Headwaters Country Jam

The headlining acts have been announced for the 2024 Headwaters Country Jam scheduled for July 25 to 27 at "The Bridge" near Three Forks.

Bailey Zimmerman, Jon Pardi, and Gary Allan are the headlining acts for the popular local music festival. Other acts on the 2024 bill include Luke Grimes, 49 Winchester, Cory Kent, Lonestar, Stephen Wilson Jr., Dallas Smith, Ella Langley, Jake Worthington, Josh Ross, Hueston, and Zach Top.

Tickets and camping will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 20, at 8 a.m. and can be purchased at http://www.headwaterscountryjam.com.

ZIMMERMAN

A young artist with the rasp of a seasoned rocker and the heart of a sensitive songwriter, Bailey Zimmerman has arrived at the cusp of superstardom with the release of Religiously. The Album. marking not only the biggest streaming debut album of the year across all genres, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. "Comfortably bruising and appealingly bruised" (The New York Times), the LP debuted Top 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, No. 7 on their all-genre Billboard 200 chart and No. 8 on The Billboard Canadian Album Chart.

"We are so proud of Bailey and the history-making, debut album he delivered. It's been incredibly rewarding to watch this talented, young artist develop as both a songwriter and performer, connecting with his fans in truly meaningful way," comment Warner Music Nashville co-president Cris Lacy and Elektra Entertainment president Gregg Nadel. "The partnership between our two labels has been equally gratifying, working hand in hand alongside Bailey's team, to make this launch one for the record books. This is only the beginning of a long and successful career."

Writing "some of mainstream country's most emotionally powerful tracks" (The Tennessean), Zimmerman has already surpassed 2 billion global streams to date and recently celebrated a six-week #1 single with his multi-Platinum smash "Rock And A Hard Place." Achieving this feat solidified his place in history as "the first male artist to spend six weeks atop Country Airplay just two or fewer promoted chart entries, in a lead role, into a career," according to Billboard.

Establishing himself as "one of the most exciting new names in the music industry" (Forbes),

Credited as "the biggest new country artist this side of Morgan Wallen" by Rolling Stone, Zimmerman's record-shattering 2022 debut EP, Leave The Light On, also made history upon release as the most-streamed all-genre debut of 2022. Ranked as Billboard's 2022 No. 2 Top New Country Artist and No. 4 Top New Artist across all genres, he was named to multiple Year End Best Of lists including LA Times' 100 Best Songs of 2022 and NY Times' Best Songs of 2022. In addition, he was the only country artist in 2022 to receive two Platinum certifications from the RIAA, beginning with his No. 1 debut single "Fall In Love," the fastest debut single to reach No. 1 at country radio since 2015 and the first debut hit to make it all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2022.

PARDI

Since first hitting the country landscape, Jon Pardi has long since separated himself from the pack, carving a lane that was all his own by producing, writing, and singing songs he created from the melodies up, and earning praise for it. "Jon Pardi cut a path through modern country's embrace of pop, hip-hop and EDM" (The New York Times) with "an emboldened work... a distilling of his sound into a more potent form that draws both vitality and assurance from his anything-but-sterile relationship to his tradition's modern era" (NPR). With his "state-of-the-art blend of traditional instrumentation and progressive grooves that point to country's future" (Rolling Stone), Pardi is "a leader among a growing number of artists bringing back fiddle, steel and twang" (People). "Even when he's singing sad songs, he wants people to have a good time" (Associated Press).

Featured by NPR, Paste, Billboard, The Tennessean and more, Pardi's album Mr. Saturday Night proved Pardi has "blazed his own trail over the past decade" (Billboard), with Taste of Country noting, his "refusal to chase sets Mr. Saturday Night apart" and Nash News raving, Mr. Saturday Night "proves he might be the most successful at combining the old-school sound with today's need for hooks." Mr. Saturday Night reunited the producing team of Bart Butler, Ryan Gore and Pardi- the same team behind the boards of his critically acclaimed album, Heartache Medication. Pardi's CMA and ACM Album of the Year nominated project. Heartache Medication debuted among the top albums on Billboard's Country Albums chart and was named in 2019 Rolling Stone's "Best Album of the Year" and by the Los Angeles Times as one of the (Top 10) "Best Albums of the Year." Heartache Medication followed his breakthrough Platinum-selling album, California Sunrise, which featured the multi-platinum, chart-topping hits "Dirt On My Boots," "Head Over Boots," "Heartache On The Dance Floor" and "Night Shift."

Named a "hero in the making" (Variety), Pardi has earned five No. 1s on country radio and is noted for his "long-lasting mark on the genre" (MusicRow) and his impressive ability to carve out his own path creating "the kind of country music multiple generations came to know, and love can still wok on a mass scale" (Variety). Filled with fiddle, twang and steel guitar, Pardi continues to "apply new ideas to country's old sounds" (Los Angeles Times) and "bring authenticity back into Country music" (People).

 
 
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