GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC) PACKING UP
AND HEADING TO COUNTRY THUNDER
GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” and “Headline Country”
to Tape in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin;
Country Thunder Introduces the
“Great American Country Thunder Stage”
Twin Lakes, WI (July 2, 2012) – Great American Country (GAC), known as one of the foremost authorities for today’s most popular country music stars, videos and concert events, is hitting the road and making the trip to Twin Lakes, Wis., for Country Thunder music and lifestyles festival, slated for July 19-22. Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more will be hitting the stage and GAC will be onsite to bring you all the behind-the-scene interviews and stories you won’t see anywhere else. Country Thunder is also pleased to reveal the “Great American Country Thunder Stage” with artist line-up to be announced next week.
“GAC is proud to have been the primary TV partner of Country Thunder for the past 6 years. It’s been a pleasure to watch the event and our partnership grow year after year. Now, to be involved with the first ever total sellout Country Thunder Wisconsin is even more exciting. Thanks to the great country music fans and GAC viewers attending, as well as to our great Country Thunder partners,” said Ed Hardy, President, GAC.
GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” with Nan Kelley will be on location counting down country’s hottest videos. Sure, music execs, record sales and radio determine a lot of countdowns, but this countdown is decided by country music fans like you! Also onsite will be Storme Warren and “Headline Country” bringing you the only entertainment news show on television solely dedicated to covering the world of country music.
Country Thunder is also excited to have Lake Geneva Hotels and The Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wis., on board. They will be providing patrons with a shuttle service to and from festival grounds. Shuttle service from the Lake Geneva Hotels is available only through a hotel stay combo package. The Brat Stop in Kenosha will be offering a shuttle service twice a day for $20 round trip. For scheduling and purchasing information as well as a list of nearby hotels, visit www.wisconsin.countrythunder.com and go to the information tab.
Campers can load in starting Wednesday, July 18th at 9am and gates will close promptly at 10pm. Front gate hours are Thursday-Sunday 9am-10pm CST.
Add a Port-O-Potty to your campsite for only $115. The last day to reserve your P.O.P. is July 13th at 11:50pm CST. Also, if you wish to park a second motorized vehicle on your campsite you are required to purchase an Extra Vehicle Pass. This pass is only available over the phone. To purchase you must be the owner of the campsite and call our office at (866) 802-6418 to order. The last day to order your EVP is July 13th at 5pm CST. Additionally, Pat's Services Inc. will be providing water and pumping for $30 per service.Call them at (262) 537-4988 or visit their website at www.patsservices.com to schedule their services.
Visit www.countrythunder.com or like us at www.fb.com/countrythunderusa to stay up-to-date on one of the nation’s premier outdoor camping, music and entertainment festivals!
About Great American Country
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Country Thunder Wisconsin Line-Up:
Thursday, July 19
5:30 -- 6:30 PM Sara Jean Kelley
7:00 – 8:30 PM THE FARM
9:00 -- 10:30 PM Big & Rick with Special Guests Cowboy Troy & Bradley Gaskin
Friday, July 20
1:00 – 2:00 PM The Roys
2:30 – 3:30 PM The McClymonts
4:00 – 5:00 PM Wade Bowen
5:30 – 6:30 PM Steve Holy
7:00 – 8:30 PM Luke Bryan
9:00 – 10:30 PM Jason Aldean
Saturday, July 21
1:00 – 2:00 PM Matt Stillwell
2:30 – 3:30 PM Casey James
4:00 – 5:00 PM Aaron Lewis
5:30 – 6:30 PM Eaton Corbin
7:00 – 8:30 PM Dwight Yoakam
9:00 – 10:30 PM Blake Shelton
Sunday, July 22
1:00 – 2:00 PM Charlie Worsham
2:30 – 3:30 PM Thomas Rhett
4:00 – 5:00 PM Hunter Hayes
5:30 – 6:30 PM Neal McCoy
7:00 – 8:00 PM Brantley Gilbert
8:30 – 10:30 PM Toby Keith