Willamette Country Music Festival Brownsville Oregon

August 15-17, 2014

Brownsville, Oregon

The Northwest’s Premier
Outdoor Country Music Festival
2014 Mainstage Entertainment

Thursday, August 14

Looking for the campers-only schedule for Thursday? It’s right here.

Friday, August 15

1:00PM

Music Gates Open

3:00PM

Kurt Van Meter

Former OSU Football player, Kurt Van Meter, has been taking the country music scene by storm over the last three years. His latest single, “Good at Bein’ Bad” was recently performed in front of a crowd of 44,500 Oregon State Football fans at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. The song is currently finding its way into country radio programming in the Northwest. Kurt’s first full length self-titled album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.

5:00PM

Kelleigh Bannen

Singer-songwriter Kelleigh Bannen grew up in Nashville, TN. She was well aware of the tough odds in the music business, watching as people reached for success but ultimately failed. However, Kelleigh enjoyed writing songs and occasionally performed for fun. Eventually, she took a chance. She assembled a band and presented her songs to a larger audience.

In 2008, she released an independent album, Radio Skies. While it wasn’t a commercial success, she received enthusiastic praise from critics. In 2012 Kelleigh signed on with EMI, releasing the single, “Sorry On The Rocks,” which reached the top 50 on the country singles charts. She’s since returned with a second single, a witty revenge ditty against a two-timing boyfriend titled “Famous.” We can’t wait to host this Country newcomer in August!

7:00PM

Montgomery Gentry

One of country music’s all-time greatest duos, Montgomery Gentry, is back and better than ever. Their most recent studio album, Rebels On The Run, has secured a place in musical history with a unique blend of country, southern rock and Everly Brothers-like harmonies combined with relatable lyrics.

As a duo they’ve produced 14 Top Ten singles, including five Number Ones, “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” Their latest album adds to that total; Rebels On The Run features the Country Top Ten single, “Where I Come From.”

We’re looking forward to hosting these hard-running honky tonkers Friday at the Festival.

9:00PM

Gary Allan

“Songwriting is the best therapy in the world.”

Gary Allan’s Set You Free is the most optimistic album of his career, embodying his evolution toward personal, creative freedom. Familiar and enlightening, the album takes the listener on a lyrical journey from darkness to light; reflecting much of what went on behind it. He acknowledges the hurdles of his past and how they’ve helped shape his current sense of renewal.

Gary takes you on a cinematic journey, from the dark crevasses and gnarled anger of “Bones,” to the honest self-examination of “It Ain’t The Whiskey” and the sinister self-abuse of “Sand In My Soul.” Past suffering is couched as a vehicle for a promising future in the penultimate “Pieces.” Closing the album with a dramatic, lush proclamation, “Good As New.”

“I seem to gravitate musically toward wherever I’m at in my life at that time,” Allan says. “And I’m in a real good place.”

Saturday, August 16

11:00AM

Music Gates Open

1:00PM

Amy Clawson

See Amy in her element as host, master of ceremonies and entertainer at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival! Amy has been described as one of the most energetic entertainers of today, with a show that varies from traditional country to rockin’ original country songs to gospel, her favorite part of the show. Once you’ve seen her, you’ll be a fan!

3:00PM

Ashley Monroe

Before joining us, Ashley Monroe was already BWCMF Family by proxy. She’s a member of Pistol Annies, a trio she co-formed with her friend Miranda Lambert, the beautiful and talented wife of Sunday BWCMF headliner, Blake Shelton. A duet with Blake, “You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter),” appears on Like a Rose.

At 26, she has seen both the best and worst that life has to offer. Her songs run the gamut from feel-good to controversial to contemplative; offering the full range of her songwriting and performing skills. Whether she’s raising eyebrows with “Weed Instead of Roses,” making you smile with the light-hearted “Monroe Suede,” or confronting the uneasy feeling that follows a too-good night with “Morning After,” her lyrics resonate profoundly with audiences. As the saying goes, sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. Take a whiff of Like a Rose and you’ll find it smells pretty darn sweet.

5:00PM

Craig Campbell

Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig Campbell learned an important lesson from his mother’s ZZ Top records: “Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp-dressed man.” Impeccably attired in a pressed, button-down shirt and black cowboy hat; he says there’s an important reason: respect. It’s a show of respect for his fans, for the successful career he considers himself blessed to have, and most of all for the country music genre itself.

A Southern gentleman and country music’s hippest neo-traditionalist, respect is amply evident on Campbell’s newest CD, Never Regret. The mesmerizing and catchy song, “Outta My Head,” tells the tale of a man trying to shake off the memory of a lost love. The hilarious “My Baby’s Daddy” tells the story of overprotective fathers from the perspective of the scared suitor. The romantic “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” sets an amorous tone, while poignant set closer “When She Grows Up” follows that romantic relationship to the next step of marriage and family, all delivered in Campbell’s rich baritone.

7:00PM

Thompson Square

Husband-and-wife duo, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, put their 13-year marriage out there with every song, showcasing the couple’s natural chemistry. Their infectious radio smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” is a fitting introduction to their spirit of buoyant romance.

Their sophomore album, Just Feels Good, is an intimate view of a relationship that blends their personal and professional lives. The first single “If I Didn’t Have You,” was certified Gold. Its message of a big, even universal, love is echoed in postcard-picture “Maybe It’s You” and the rhythmic, who-out-kicked-who debate of “For The Life Of Me’’ More playful themes are found in the rollicking romantic give and take of “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” the album’s second single.

Thompson Square may not be a real place, exactly, but we can’t wait to go there.

9:00PM

Eric Church

If there is one thing country music needs more of, it’s the attitude that is driving outlaw rebel, Eric Church. He possesses a fearlessness that lets an artist swing for the fences and attempt to change the musical landscape. Eric has cultivated a devoted fan base without sacrificing musical integrity or self-expression. He’s comfortable with the expectations of his rowdy live audience, demonstrating such with titles like “Drink In My Hand” and “Hungover and Hard Up.”

His recent singles “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen” have earned RIAA Gold and Platinum certification while earning 2012 CMA Album of the Year and 2013 ACM Album of the Year with the Platinum certified, Chief.

In February, he released his latest album, The Outsiders, which contains a single of the same name, available for download on iTunes.

Sunday, August 17

12:00PM

Music Gates Open

2:00PM

Natalie Stovall and The Drive

Named as one of Billboard’s “Ten Country Artists To Watch” in 2014, Natalie Stovall and The Drive are already making an impact with their debut single “Baby Come On With It.” They’re realizing their dream each day as they perform for fans around the world and finish their debut record, set to release later this year. Whether it’s Natalie Stovall’s breathtaking vocals and larger-than-life stage presence, her band’s turbo-charged, or take-no prisoners live shows, Natalie Stovall and The Drive prove they are arena ready. We can’t wait to host them Sunday at the Festival.

4:00PM

Amy Clawson & Pam Tillis

See Amy in her element as host, master of ceremonies and entertainer at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival! Amy has been described as one of the most energetic entertainers of today, with a show that varies from traditional country to rockin’ original country songs to gospel, her favorite part of the show. Once you’ve seen her, you’ll be a fan!

Pam Tillis knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. She’s a 15-time CMA nominee and 2-time winner, a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee and a 2 time IBMA nominee and one time winner.

Pam has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts, 10 studio albums including her 2002 release, the critically acclaimed It’s All Relative (a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis), and her 3 releases Rhinestoned, Recollection and Just In Time For Christmas off her own label, Stellar Cat Records. Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the 3rd decade of her career.

6:00PM

Sara Evans

Sara Evans knows there are times that the best way to move forward is to take time to be still. During her recording hiatus she’s been soaking up life and marinating in the moments that matter. It might surprise you to hear she’s back and better than ever. Touring and maintaining close contact with her active fan base, it’s as though she never left. She’s recently become an author, publishing three novels, The Sweet By and By, Softly and Tenderly and Love Lifted Me. Now, she’s back with Stronger, a landmark record filled with the kind of gutsy explorations on life and love that have made her one of the most compelling female vocalists of her generation.

8:00PM

Blake Shelton

Reigning, four-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and 2012 Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton lives and breathes music. His latest album, Based on a True Story…, earned this year’s CMA Album of the Year and is his tenth consecutive Number One album.

“I was listening to the album [Based on a True Story…] and I thought, ‘Man, every song on here is either “Been there, done that,” or I’m doing it right now,’ so It really is my true life.” As a city-dweller he casts his thoughts back home in “Small Town Big Time.” “Granddaddy’s Gun,” evokes memory and heritage within families, while “I Still Got a Finger” is on track to become this generation’s “Take This Job and Shove it.”

Blake’s proven versatility, compelling vocals, wit and intelligence have and still keep him on the ascent as an artist.

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