2013 Y108 Freedom Fest / Country Music Festival
Bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy the Y108 Freedom Fest, Lonestar with special Guest Casey James. Concert gates open at 6:00pm. Coolers allowed. No alcohol or glass bottles allowed.
Aaron Tippin is a force of nature, a man whose passion for music fuels an array of other vigorous enthusiasms. Apart from writing and recording songs and wowing crowds with his live appearances, Tippin is also a pilot, farmer, winemaker, outdoorsman, avid bodybuilder and devoted family man. He even runs his own record label. It's no surprise then that so many in the music industry regard this tireless South Carolinian as the "Hillbilly Hercules."
Fresh from unveiling He Believed, his exclusive album for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Tippin has now released a second collection of songs, one that salutes America's truck drivers. It's called In Overdrive and features the trucker classics "East Bound And Down," "Drivin' My Life Away," "Prisoner Of The Highway," "Girl On The Billboard," "Movin' On," "The White Night," "Roll On," "Truck Drivin' Man," "Long White Line," "Drivin' Fool" and "Danger Dave."
In Overdrive was sparked by Tippin's concern that country music had turned its back on its highway heroes. "Seems like somewhere along the line trucking music got shoved off the country music plate," he observes. "I don't understand exactly why. The trucks are still out there. And they're busier than ever keeping America rolling. I know the folks who work and live in the trucking world still love this music—and so do most fans of real country music. This album launches my crusade to bring the music back."
Alabama has produced its share of country-music stars, and with
the emergence of Weston Burt, the state may be poised to add
another to its pedigree. Born in Fort Payne—the home of iconic
supergroup Alabama—Weston is a commanding performer steeped in the
traditions of Southern rock and country. For the 27-year-old
singer and songwriter, the stage is his home.
Featuring Aaron Tippin & Weston Burt
*Y108 Freedom Fest FREE with Gate Admission