If you are a fan of country music, then get ready to sizzle this summer because the famous Bayou Country Superfest is returning with another amazing line-up. The festival that began in 2010 has now become one of the most famous country music events on the planet.
It is an event unlike any other and has been headlined by the biggest country music stars, including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum among others.
Now that the latest edition is all set to roll into town, this is your chance to be a part of it. Grab your Bayou Country Superfest tickets and watch George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves hit the stage live.
A Little Bit of History
The Bayou Country Superfest is the brainchild of Quint Davis who is a famous festival producer. In the year 2008, he put forward a proposal to his partners in Los Angeles about hosting a country music festival at the famous Tiger Stadium. They weren’t really sold on the idea.
Davis had established a very strong relationship with AEG Live and he told them about his plans of hosting a country music festival on Memorial Day. They were a bit skeptical too because Baton Rouge lagged behind New Orleans when it came to drawing crowds especially for concerts. Secondly, the Tiger Stadium had never played host to a concert and was primarily an athletic stadium.
Davis and AEG reached an agreement that if Davis can raise a million dollars, then AEG would back the project. Davis managed to raise the amount in just a matter of a few months and went back to AEG to honor their side of the commitment. They did that and the Bayou Country Superfest was born.
The first edition of the festival was held in the year 2010 and was headlined by the likes of Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney. In excess of a whopping eighty five thousand fans turned up to watch the show. Understandably, it takes festivals some time to get going and make money since the scale of the operation is enormous. The Bayou Country Superfest was an exception and became profitable in its first year.
The 2018 Bayou Country Superfest
The latest edition of the Bayou Country Superfest is now not too far away and will be held at the famous Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the second straight year. The venue has been changed because the Tiger Stadium is being renovated and once that is done, the festival is expected to move back to its original location.
The legendary George Strait is one of the stars scheduled to headline the 2018 Bayou Country Superfest. Strait has more top ten records to his name than any other artist since the year 1991. Strait fell in love with country music when he joined the US Army.
Strait started to perform with a few bands while he was in college and then made his debut in mainstream music by coming out with the track Unwound that captured the sixth spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. That was followed by his debut album “Strait Country” in the year 1981. It sold over a million copies to earn platinum certification in the United States.
Strait has come out with twenty eight studio albums over the course of his illustrious career. Thirteen of those have been certified at least platinum in the US. “Pure Country” is Strait’s most commercially successful record. The 1992 record is a soundtrack album for the movie of the same name and has been certified six times platinum in the country.
George Strait has amassed more ACM and CMA awards nominations and wins than any artist in history. Strait also holds the record for having the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with an astonishing forty eight to his name. He trails only The Beatles and Elvis Presley in the list of artists with the most platinum or gold records to their name.
Joining Strait at the Bayou Country Superfest will also be the superstar that is Chris Stapleton. He began his journey as a songwriter and now ranks alongside the most celebrated names in country music history.
Stapleton became a county music fan when he was very young. He always knew that country music is where his career lied and to make his dreams come true, he made the decision to shift to Nashville in the first half of the 2000s. He spent the first six years in the city working tirelessly as a songwriter. He then went on to join the SteelDrivers in the year 2007 and together they came out with two albums that did quite well.
His journey as a solo artist began with his debut album “Traveller.” The record turned out to be a big hit and sold in excess of two million copies to earn double platinum certification from the RIAA. He also won a Grammy Award for the album.
Stapleton has penned down six tracks that have gone on to capture the number one position. He has also won two Grammy Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, one CMT Music Award and three CMT Awards.
Little Big Town
Little Big Town will also be there to take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest. The band began its journey in the late 1990s but it took them a few years to come out with their first studio album.
In the year 2002, they released their first self-titled album and it did not make much of an impact. Not the ones to give up easily, Little Big Town went to work on their next album and “The Road to Here” hit the stores in the year 2005. The record sold more than a million copies and was certified platinum by the RIAA as a result. They have since come out with two more platinum selling albums “Tornado” and “Pain Killer.”
Little Big Town have also won eight Academy of Country Music Awards, one American Country Award, one American Music Award, eight Country Music Association Awards and two Grammy Awards among a long list of other accolades. Watch them hit the stage live at the Bayou Country Superfest.
Last but definitely not least, Kacey Musgraves will also get to perform at the Bayou Country Superfest this year. Musgraves began to pen down songs when she was only eight years old. When she was twelve, she began to learn to play the guitar. She also went on to take part in Nashville Star in 2007 and came seventh in the competition.
Musgraves’s talents were first noticed in the year 2008. She then got an opportunity to go on a tour of the UK with Lady Antebellum in the year 2012. She then went on to release her first studio album titled “Same Trailer Different Park” in the year 2013 and it peaked at the second spot on the US Billboard 200 and at the first spot on the US Top Country Albums chart. The record also went to the number spot in the UK and earned gold certification from the RIAA.
Kacey Musgraves had made quite an impact in a very short space of time. She has won three CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards already. Sky is the limit for this extremely talented young star.
Bayou Country Superfest Ticket Prices
The Bayou Country Superfest will soon roll into town and country music fans are buying tickets to the show in big numbers. With a lineup as stellar as this one, it is not very difficult to see why fans are excited about the prospect of attending the festival this year. If you want to get information about the Bayou Country Superfest ticket prices, then you can get it from here.