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Justin Moore, Clay Walker, Frankie Ballard, & Eric Paslay @ CountryFest 2014 - Waterfront Park

Jun 1, 2014 3:30pm - 10:00pm

The KSJJ 102.9 Concert Series invites you to 

CountryFest 2014
on the
Waterfront
at the
Portland Rose Festival RoZone Concert Series

Gates Open: 3:00pm

Show: 3:30pm - 10pm, Thursday, June 1, 2014

Justin Moore Clay Walker
Justin Moore has a thing about doing it his way. The good ole boy/redneck duality that’s defined today’s hardcore country fan is the inspiration for his album, Off the Beaten Path. A little bit rowdy, a little bit sentimental, a whole lotta roughneck, Moore has dented the country radio charts with three #1s: “Small Town USA,” the sentimental family embracing “If Heaven Weren’t So Far Away” and the fidelity pledge “Til My Last Day,” in addition to the Top 10 mission declaration “Backwoods.” Moore has built a career eschewing the path most taken, building a fanbase of people just like him. Cars, trucks, creeks, cut-offs, dirt roads, water towers, a slower pace and harder way to hit it: those are the ties that bind the proud, the rebel yelling, the good timing kids with a will to live life to is fullest. Clay Walker first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart toppers as “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.” However, that doesn’t mean Walker has any intention of resting on his laurels. He has been debuting new music on the road and recently announced a new single, “Rock the Radio.” After more than a decade in the national spotlight, Clay Walker believes the best is yet to come.
Eric Paslay Fankie Ballard
Eric Paslay knows how to craft a hit song. Jake Owen, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band have all scored No. 1 singles thanks to Paslay’s songwriting prowess, but fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting chops. Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. “Friday Night,” Paslay’s first No. 1 single as an artist, serves as an inviting preview to his debut album, a vibrant collection of songs that cover a wide expanse of emotional territory from the aching ballad “She Don’t Love You” to the clever up tempo “Song About A Girl” and the poignant, uplifting “Deep As It Is Wide.” Frankie Ballard is one of the genre’s most nuanced singers and writers, inspired by a long road history and wide musical taste. He believes that the best music is about connection, that place where words and music allow an artist’s reality to fire real emotion in listeners. Nowhere has that been more evident than in Ballard’s breakthrough #1 hit, “Helluva Life.” Fans are owning every line. “My bread and butter is playing live,” he says. “The band and I really hammer the road and I don’t want to slow down.” Capturing the essence of his energetic stage shows, Sunshine & Whiskey represents the perfect re-emergence for a singer whose journey reflects all of life’s ups and downs.
CountryFest 2014
also featuring
Brothers Osborne, a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. Driven by T.J.’s sultry, low-down baritone and John’s slow-hand guitar work, Brothers Osborne fills a void for singer/guitarist duos with a presence. “Arms of Fire” calls to mind Tom Petty, with its muted chunky guitar riff and all-American lyrics. “Shoot From the Hip” is a spaghetti-western throwback, complete with haunting whistle and jangly guitar. The almost whispered “Love the Lonely Out of You” displays the brothers’ more subtle side, while “21 Summer” finds the siblings exalting in nostalgia.

 

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Tickets $28.65 and on-sale now. Click here to buy your tickets.

Portland Rose Festival RoZone Concert Series @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park

1100 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 823-PLAY (7529

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