Goat Fest headliners announced

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Goats, Music and More Festival has announced three new upcoming artists that will perform at Goat Fest: Tyler Farr, Jimmie Allen and Craig Campbell.

This new lineup represents a departure from past festival line ups that heavily featured more classic country acts.

The 16th edition of Lewisburg’s signature festival takes place at Rock Creek Park on Oct. 12-13.

Missouri native Tyler Farr headlines Friday’s schedule.

In April, he released his album “Suffer In Peace.” The album reached the top five on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Billboard Country Albums Charts.

Years before, Farr had another chart breaking album, “Redneck Crazy.” Within the past decade, he is the only solo male country artist to have two studio albums debut in the top-5 on the Billboard 200 Charts. The New York Times named his song “Redneck Crazy” as the “song of the summer.” Farr has also opened for Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Brantley Gilbert.

Farr is currently in the Top 5 in country radio.

On Saturday evening, Delaware native Jimmie Allen plays, followed by Craig Campbell.

At one point, Allen was living in his car. He now has toured with one of the biggest names in country music, Toby Keith and has also appeared in a Diet Coke ad with Taylor Swift.

Allen’s style is a unique mix of country, rock and R&B. The singer-songwriter reveals his journey into the spotlight, including the aspects he had to give up, with the single “Blue Jean Baby.”

The next featured musician is no stranger to country music either. Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Craig Campbell has always had musical talent.

Once he fell in love with country music, he found himself playing the keyboards at his mother’s church at an early age. Then, he went on the road with the then up-and-coming singer, Luke Bryan.

In 2010, Campbell had two singles that broke into Top 15 Billboard’s Country Airplay Charts: “Family Man” and “Outta My Head.” Soon after, he started playing frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, and he appeared on NBC’s Today. He also sang the “American Anthem” for Macy’s 2017 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

“It’s definitely an exciting time,” Campbell said in a release, “It’s been almost two years since ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ was released to radio, but I wanted to make sure we got it right because that song was very, very special, and not just anything could follow it.”

The Goats, Music and More Festival has been named by Southeast Tourism Society one of the Top 20 Events three different times. The festival itself attracts people across 80 counties in Tennessee, all across the states and 5 countries each year.