To begin with, the tour offers something new as the first traveling, all-day, multistage festival in mainstream Country. On another level, Country Throwdown represents the future of Country with a bill dominated by the scene’s rising stars.
The most established act performing is Montgomery Gentry, who’s joined on the main stage by Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town (pictured) and Jack Ingram.
The two side stages include a variety of emerging acts, including Ryan Bingham (who recently won an Oscar for co-writing “The Weary Kind,” the theme song from the movie Crazy Heart) and Eric Church (who has considerable momentum behind his career at the moment).
Others playing on the side stages include the Eli Young Band, Lost Trailers, Heidi Newfield, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and Emily West.
Friday at Riverbend. Get show details and read an interview with Lyman here.