Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Big & Rich For Country Thunder
(Webster) We now know three of the four headliners for Country Thunder Arizona: Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Big & Rich.
The upcoming festival on April 12-15, 2012 will mark the 19th year for Country Thunder and will take place at its home at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, Arizona.
Phoenix native Dierks Bentley will officially kick off the festival on Thursday night, taking the stage in front of thousands of fans who will be ready to show him that he is definitely not the only who wants to have fun tonight! With eight No. one hits, 10 GRAMMY nominations and over five million album sales under his belt, his anthemic new "Home" is the second single off his upcoming album scheduled for release in early 2012.
Fresh-off their Xtreme Muzik Tour, multi-platinum duo Big & Rich will headline Friday's show with a raucous-raising performance. Comprised of Kenny Alphin and The Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich, the duo has garnered multiple GRAMMY, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. Their hits include their infectious smash-hit single, "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" as well as "Comin' to Your City," "8th of November" and "Lost in this Moment."
Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the second consecutive year, Blake Shelton, will perform at the festival in Arizona on Saturday. Shelton continues to be the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times") with his hit single "God Gave Me You" recently holding the No. 1 spot on the country charts for three weeks. He is the only country artist to achieve three No. 1 hits in this calendar year and the single is Shelton's fifth consecutive No. 1 in 19 months.