Luke Combs and Eric Church Anchor Rock the South 2020 Lineup

Rock the South just confirmed two of country music’s biggest stars to headline the Cullman, Alabama based festival in 2020….


Lauren Jo Black

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January 31, 2020

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Luke Combs, Eric Church; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Rock the South just confirmed two of country music’s biggest stars to headline the Cullman, Alabama based festival in 2020.

Announced Friday (Jan. 31), Luke Combs and Eric Church will headline this year’s festival, taking place May 29-30.

Joining Combs and Church are Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, Diamond Rio, Tracy Byrd, Drew Parker, Dee White, Ashland Craft, Kameron Marlowe and Dee Jay Silver.  The festival has yet to announce a specific schedule for the two-day event.

Fans will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets from February 7 through February 9. During this time, tickets will be offered for $70 off the gate price.

Fans can visit Rock the South’s official website for additional details.

Rock the South, now in its 9th year, has previously featured performances from artists such as Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Florida Georiga Line and Dierks Bentley. The festival was originally founded as a one-time event to help the area following deadly tornados. It has since grown to become an annual event.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.