By on September 26, 2019
photo: Jill Trunnell

September 24, 2019 (Columbus, Ohio) – Just announced, “The King of the Road”, Kenny Chesney will headline Buckeye Country Superfest 2020 presented by Budweiser. Chesney will be joined by Multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line, RIAA Gold-Certified Kane Brown, ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year Brett Young, Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” Gabby Barrett, plus 2018 CMT Listen Up Artist Tyler Rich at iconic Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

“To say we are stoked to share the stage with the king of island vibes himself is an understatement,” shares FGL’s Brian Kelley. “We’ve been huge fans of Kenny for a long time and this is definitely going to be a party!”

“We’ve been lucky enough to play several stadiums nationwide, but this will be our first time doing it in Ohio,” adds FGL’s Tyler Hubbard. “Each one has its own iconic magic and we can’t wait to see the Buckeye fans out in full force!”

When asked about coming to Buckeye Country Superfest, Brett Young said “Performing in a football stadium in the summertime for thousands of hyped up country music fans will always be pretty surreal and special. Ohio, my calendar is already circled for this one!”

2020 will mark the fifth year Ohio Stadium opens its gates for Buckeye Country Superfest. An enthusiastic crowd of 55,402 country music fans two-stepped and sang along at Buckeye Country Superfest 2019, setting the single day attendance record for the festival.

His third time headlining Buckeye Country Superfest, Kenny Chesney is the only country artist in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years – a staggering feat given he’s only been headlining since 2002. Known for his high energy shows, songs that celebrate life as real people live it and a strong sense of musicality, Chesney’s won 8 Entertainer of the Year Awards (4 consecutive from the Academy of Country Music, 4 from the Country Music Association), had 30 No. 1s and sold in excess of 30 million albums, as well as more than a million tickets on each of his headlining tours. He’s topped the charts with Grace Potter, P!nk, the Wailers Band, Dave Matthews, Uncle Kracker and both dueted with and co-produced an album on Willie Nelson. His hits include “Young,” “You and Tequila,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven,” “Pirate Flag,” “Summertime,” “I Go Back,” “Somewhere With You,” “American Kids,” “Setting the World on Fire” and most-recently, “Get Along.”

Amassing the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) with 11X-PLATINUM breakout “Cruise,” GRAMMYnominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. As the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) and holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks) with 8X PLATINUM, #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha, the global superstars have tallied 9.3+ billion streams, exceeded 33.6 million track downloads, sold more than 4.6 million albums worldwide, and scored 16 #1 singles. Playing to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours, they’re currently on the CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY TOUR and will reprise FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS due to popular demand. Honored by the AMAs, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, and ACM Awards, their creative empire also includes thriving business initiatives: Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tribe Kelley, Tree Vibez Music, and newly-launched label Round Here Records.

photo: Joseph Llanes

Kane Brown is soaring on the strength of his full-length, self-titled debut, an RIAA Gold-certified collection that stands as country’s best-selling new-artist debut since 2014. Released in December of 2016 and helmed by three-time ACM Producer of the Year Dann Huff and Matthew McVaney, Kane Brown debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart with 51,000 units and would become the #4 best-selling new-artist album debut of 2016, in any genre. In October 2017, he revisited the Country Albums summit with the release of Kane Brown Deluxe Edition—a 15-song edition of his self-titled album—debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top 5 on the Billboard 200.

photo: Riker Brothers

Brett Young’s sophomore album TICKET TO L.A. hit #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its December 2018 release. The album follows his colossal 2017 self-titled debut, which dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and quickly reached RIAA PLATINUM certification. Delivering five consecutive No. 1 hits, Young was recently named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year for his “melodic craftsmanship” (Billboard), and his 5X PLATINUM smash hit “In Case You Didn’t Know” was bestowed with the top honor at the BMI Country Awards as their Song of the Year.

photo: Taylor Kelly

Gabby Barrett came into national prominence as a finalist on ABC’s American Idol in 2018, and has since burst on to the scene with debut single, “I Hope”. “I Hope” claimed the #1 spot on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Hot 30 Countdown and on Radio Disney’s Country Top 50 chart.

Fans should plan to arrive early for the free Tiki Tailgate Fan Fest outside Ohio Stadium. The Tiki Tailgate will be headlined by Tyler Rich, plus fans can enjoy local acts, festive food, drink specials, and more.

Tickets (starting at $39.50 plus applicable service fees) and VIP packages for Buckeye Country Superfest will GO ON SALE Friday, October 4 at 10AM at ticketmaster.com OR the Schottenstein Center Ticket Office open Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM.

Buckeye Country Superfest is produced by AEG Presents and Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment.


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