Artist Updates: Sam Hunt, Jimmy Wayne, The Last Bandoleros

Sam Hunt Added As Headliner For Taste Of Country Festival

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt will join Jason Aldean as a headliner for the fifth annual Taste of Country Music Festival, to be held June 9-11, 2017 at Hunter Mountain Resort in Hunter, New York.

This year, the festival hosted 53,000 fans over the three days, to see Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Kid Rock, Gary Allan, Big & Rich and more.


Jimmy Wayne Honored With Points of Light Award

Pictured: Jimmy Wayne receives Points Of Light Award from Neil Bush

Pictured: Jimmy Wayne receives Points Of Light Award from Neil Bush

Country artist and author Jimmy Wayne was honored with the Points of Light Award for his work raising awareness for youth in foster care. Prior to receiving the honor from Neil Bush, Wayne met with President George H.W. Bush, the founder of Points of Light, at the Bush family home at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Wayne said, “No one should receive an award for helping kids; it’s what we’re all supposed to do and not expect anything in return. But what do you do with an award that’s been given to you? Use it to raise awareness for more foster youth. It was an honor for me to meet the President of the United States, and to do that in his living room made it even more special. The shoreline leading to his driveway and his home were indeed beautiful, but what impressed me most was how humble he was.”


The Last Bandoleros Announce EP Release

The Last Bandoleros

The Last Bandoleros

Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville band The Last Bandoleros announced the Tuesday (Sept. 20) release of their debut self-titled EP during Spotify’s Artists to Watch showcase in New York.

With the official addition of Diego Navaira’s brother Emilio Navaira IV, sons of the late Tejano legend Emilio Navaira III, the band is ready to take country fans on a tour of the Texas borderlands.

The EP’s tracks include “Maria,” “Adios,” “Where Do You Go?”, “Get Down,” “I Don’t Want to Know” and “Take Me to It.”



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