Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett To Headline 2020 TrailBlazer Festival
Three of country music’s biggest stars are slated to take the stage at the newly branded TrailBlazer Country Music and…
Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Three of country music’s biggest stars are slated to take the stage at the newly branded TrailBlazer Country Music and Camping Festival in 2020.
Taking place June 12-14 in Hunter, NY at Hunter Mountain Resort, the eighth-annual event will feature headliners Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Also confirmed perform during the three-day event are Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Blanco Brown, Clare Dunn, HARDY, Jon Langston, Dylan Scott, Matt Stell, Cole Swindell and The Cadillac Three. According to a press release, additional artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
The TrailBlazer Country Music and Camping Festival, previously known as the Taste of Country Music Festival, has joined Live Nation’s family of country music festivals, which includes Watershed in George, WA; Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI; Seven Peaks in Buena Vista, CO and Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome TrailBlazer into our family of world class country music festivals in 2020,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “Our team has been working for months getting to know this festival, and we are looking forward to showing the great country music fans in New York what we have up our sleeves!”
Passes for TrailBlazer Festival go on-sale December 13 at 10am ET at TrailBlazerFest.com.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.