Chesney, Aldean, Rucker top the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach

The Carolina Country Music Fest will be in Myrtle Beach from June 8-11, 2017. The four-day event features headliners as well as newcomers to the country music scene.

Below is a break down by day, according to the concert schedules released by each artist:

THURSDAY

Montgomery Gentry has been named as the artist who will kick off the 2017 CCMF concert series June 8-11, 2017. The duo is know for such hits as “Gone,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” “My Town,” and more. Tickets will be $19 for the opening Thursday night show.

The kick off show has featured Sam Hunt in 2015 and Gary Allan in 2016.

Also joining Montgomery Gentry on opening night is Runaway June with their incredibly catchy tune “Lipstick.”

FRIDAY

823darius_jbm11_2South Carolina-native Darius Rucker is presumably the Friday night headliner, based on the schedules of other top-tier country artists. The University of South Carolina graduate made it big in country music conversion with his remake of “Wagon Wheel.”

Rucker gives back to the community through his long-standing April event Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

He made it big as lead singer of the band “Hootie and the Blowfish” with such hits as “Let Her Cry,” “Hold My Hand,” and “Only Wanna Be With You.” In 2014, Rucker shot the music video “Homegrown Honey” on the Coastal Carolina University campus and can be viewed here.

Other acts slated for Friday, based on their concert schedules, are listed below with their top songs:

Parmalee: Carolina, Already Calling You Mine

Gretchen Wilson: Redneck Woman

Billy Currington: Pretty Good and Drinking Beer; Good Directions; and People Are Crazy

Lee Brice: I Don’t Dance; I Drive Your Truck; Parking Lot Party

 

Kip Moore: Somethin’ Bout a Truck; Beer Money

SATURDAY

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney will headline Saturday night for CCMF 2017. Chesney

Columbia (April 26, 2008)--Kenny Chesney welcomes fans in the Sand BAR during the opening night of his Poets and Pirates Tour at Williams Brice Stadium on Saturday, April 26, 2008. In the first seconds of the opening song Chesney's right ankle was injured when it was trapped between a lift and the frame of the structure. Photo by Lindsay Semple lsemple@thestate.com
Kenny Chesney/The State

is know for many hits, including “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” “She’s Got It All,” and “There Goes My Life.”

Chesney’s connection to the Myrtle Beach area includes filming “Anything But Mine” in front of the Hurricane rollercoaster at the former Pavilion site. The former Pavilion site closed in 2006, but that’s where the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest will take place.
Other artists that are scheduled to perform Saturday night, along with their top songs, include:
Granger Smith: If the Boot Fits

SUNDAY

Jason AldeanJason Aldean gets the coveted Sunday night spot for CCMF, catapulted to another level by the high energy of Florida Georgia Line in 2016. Aldean is know for such hits as “Hicktown,” “Fly Over States,” “Big Green Tractor,” and “Dirt Road Anthem.”

Other artists expected to perform Sunday night, according to their concert schedules:

Big & Rich: Save A Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Chris Young: I’m Coming Over; The Man I Want to Be; Aw Naw; Tomorrow
Jordan Rager: Now That I Know Your Name

Artists without a clear date:
Kevin MaC
Luke Combs

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