Greg Bates and Aaron Lewis Join Already Packed 2013 Country Thunder Arizona Line-Up! If there’s one thing you can expect from a long running annual country music festival, it’s that the line-up will be really great! For the 2013 Country Thunder Arizona roster, that is definitely the case. We just received the news that country music up comer (and CMNB favorite) Greg Bates and the popular Aaron Lewis have been added to this year’s list of artists! The two are joining an already impressive group including my personal fave, Jerrod Niemann along with Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more! The festival is hitting up Florence, Ariz., April 11-14, 2013. The weekend passes will only be available through December 31st, so be sure to get the ticket info below and check out the complete line-up. Country Thunder Arizona Line-Up: Thursday, April 11th: 4:00-5:00pm Chris Janson 5:30-6:30pm Sweetwater Rain 7:00-8:30pm Kip Moore 9:00-10:30pm Brantley Gilbert Friday, April 12th: 1:00-2:00pm TBA 2:30-3:30pm Greg Bates 4:00-5:00pm Jana Kramer 5:30-6:30pm Love & Theft 7:00-8:30pm Tracy Lawrence 9:00-10:30pm Eric Church Saturday, April 13th: 1:00-2:00pm TBA 2:30-3:30pm Morgan Frazier 4:00-5:00pm Parmalee 5:30-6:30pm Diamond Rio 7:00-8:30pm Lee Brice 9:00-10:30pm Toby Keith Sunday, April 14th: 1:00-2:00pm TBA 2:30-3:30pm Edens Edge 4:00-5:00pm Aaron Lewis 5:30-6:30pm Jerrod Niemann 7:00-8:30pm Justin Moore 9:00-10:30pm Lady Antebellum Get the lowdown on Country Thunder Wisconsin!
Interview with Country Music Newbie Greg Bates in 10 Random Questions! 24-year-old Tennessee native Greg Bates has a lot to be proud of right now! With his first single “Did It For The Girl” moving up on the country charts, fans seem pleased with how genuine his music is, and this pearl snap wearing country boy is definitely just as sweet and genuine as his music! I would describe Greg using the three “P’s”: polite, patient & passionate, but deep down inside, I’m sure there is a wild side he wants to let out, right? Well, let’s ask him some questions and get down to business! How does it make you feel to hear people talking about how “genuine” your music is? It’s the biggest compliment anyone could give to me and my music. When I was writing these songs and making this record, I really wanted people to listen to it and feel like they were getting to know me. My music is a representation of who I am and if “genuine” is the word that people choose to use then that’s alright by me. Describe yourself in three words! Happy, Sarcastic & Stubborn If you were stranded on an island and could only have one country album with you, what album would you pick? Randy Travis “Storms of Life”. You seem like such a nice well behaved kinda guy, do you ever let your wild side out? I have been known to let the wilder side of me show, but even then I’m pretty tame. I’m just an easy going guy that tries his best to stay out of trouble. What is the one food you can’t live without? Bacon. Where do you do most of your shopping? Do you keep up with clothing trends? I would hardly consider myself “trendy” when it comes to clothes. I’m pretty much a t-shirt, blue jeans, baseball hat, and cowboy boots kinda guy so I do most of my shopping at Target ha! If you had to pick only one, would you go hunting or fishing? Fishing! It’s way more relaxing and half the work! If you could do a duet with a female artist (past or present) who would you pick & why? Either Patty Loveless or Tammy Wynette. Both to me are the perfect example of classy ladies with the purest voices I’ve ever heard. Is there anything you want the world to know about Greg Bates? Anything you want your fans to know? I play country music because that’s what I love and that’s what I’m a fan of. Every note I play or sing is because somebody in the history of country music has influenced me and all I ever want to do is make country fans proud of my music. There ya have it! It seems Greg is just a good ol’ country boy looking to stay out of trouble. Feel free to follow Greg on Twitter and on Facebook! We can’t wait to hear what Continue reading