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Country Stampede Announces Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, and More on 2012 Line-up

Manhattan, KS – Today Country Stampede proved once again that it is the top entertainment venue in the Midwest by announcing yet another star studded lineup filled with recent CMA winners and nominees, hit recording artists, and country music superstars. Today, festival officials announced that Billboard’s Top Country Music Artist of the Decade, and multiplatinum selling megastar Toby Keith will be performing live on Saturday, June 23rd. Grammy Award winning fan favorites Zac Brown Band will be filling in the Friday, June 22nd headlining spot, while Sunday’s headlining slot will be filled by CMA New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Single of the Year winners, and sibling powerhouse The Band Perry. Platinum recording artist Luke Bryan will headline on Thursday, June 21st.

Toby Keith’s Saturday appearance will be preceded by a rocking performance from Brantley Gilbert, whose current hit single “Country Must Be Country Wide” is tearing up the charts. Hit country music artist John Michael Montgomery will be performing on Sunday. Chart topper Steve Holy, who has recently released his third studio album Love Don’t Run, will be performing Friday night preceded by local favorites T-Marv & Hammer Down. Classic country music duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo, who have several top ten hits to their credit, will be appearing on Sunday. The Cleverlys will be treating festival fans to their tongue-n-cheek bluegrass renditions of current pop hits on Thursday. There are many more exciting acts to be announced. Stay tuned to in the coming months for the complete lineup announcement.

Mark your calendar! The 2012 Country Stampede takes place June 21, 22, 23, and 24. For updates and ticket information visit or call 800-795-8091. A four-day general admission ticket is now only $95. Prices go up November 30th. Use Country Stampede’s new EZ-Pay option to split up the cost of your tickets and camping over five months to take advantage of their Special Offer pricing now!

2012 Country Stampede Main Stage Schedule

5:00 WIBW-FM
6:30 The Cleverlys
8:00 TBA
9:30 Luke Bryan

2:30 T-Marv & Hammer Down
4:00 TBA
5:30 Steve Holy
7:30 TBA
9:30 Zac Brown Band

2:30 WIBW-FM Road to Stampede Winner
4:00 TBA
5:30 TBA
7:30 Brantley Gilbert
9:30 Toby Keith

2:30 TBA
4:00 Sweethearts of the Rodeo
6:00 John Michael Montgomery
8:00 The Band Perry

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.