Lineup Of Five Stars Set For The Cat Country 96 Jingle Jam
Cat Country 96 presents the 2018 Jingle Jam at the historic State Theatre. It's an intimate evening of acoustic music with some of Nashville's hottest stars! The concert benefits the FREDDY© Awards program and takes place on Thursday, November 15, 2018!
The concert will be an acoustic evening in a "guitar pull" format, with performers including Travis Denning, Jimmie Allen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Russell Dickerson, and Craig Campbell! Listeners will be treated to an evening of storytelling and hit songs from the artists!
The show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit the FREDDY© Awards! Tickets can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
A country singer and songwriter with an appetite for hard rock and cold beer, Georgia-born Travis Denning mixes Southern twang with loud electric guitars as he spins tales of wild nights in small towns. Denning fell in love with music when he was seven years old, and nine years later he started playing shows in his hometown. Dropping his first single in 2012, he headed to Nashville two years later. Once he made an impression as songwriter, with Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, and Chase Rice all recording his compositions, he signed a record deal, and his first major-label single, "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs," came out in March 2018.
For breakthrough country artist Jimmie Allen, a simple phrase sums up his view on life and music: "Never give up." A native of Southern Delaware - the region he describes as the "slower, lower" part of the state, and locale of Mercury Lane (the namesake of his debut album) - Allen has carried that mantra with him through good times and bad, whether than meant living in his car or rocking amphitheaters on Toby Keith's Interstates & Tailgates Tour. Signed to BBR Music Group/BMG, his diligence is paying off. Kicking off 2018 being recognized on nearly every "Ones to Watch" list, this year has proved to be a turning point in the singer's career as he raced through milestones that most only dream of-earning a standing ovation while making his Grand Ole Opry debut, cracking the Top 20 with his first-ever single and checking off many major bucket list items in between.
Mitchell Tenpenny is an industry insider/outlier. Someone who has a local's appreciation for the origins of Nashville and keen focus on what happens outside of Music City. He finds inspiration in music as diverse as Michael Jackson and the Oak Ridge Boys. He's authentic thanks in large part to Tenpenny's fearless skill as a songwriter, which includes a Top 5 hit for Granger Smith, "If the Boot Fits," and time spent opening for a variety of influential artists including Smith, Dustin Lynch (Ride of Die Tour), Maren Morris (Renegade Revival Run), Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Gary Allan, and others. Riser House/Columbia Nashville's Mitchell Tenpenny impacted country radio March 26 with his current single "Drunk Me," and it became the best debut by a new country artist in two years.
Lately there's been plenty to smile about for Russell Dickerson. The Nashville native has had an incredible reaction to his current single, "Yours." The power ballad was selected for Sirius XM's The Highway Find program, which showcases new, and often-times unsigned, artists to country music fans across the country. In just a short amount of time, Dickerson's fans solidified him unanimously as the next big thing. Over 30 million streams on Spotify, three million views on YouTube and skyrocketing social media followers have come pouring in. He quickly found himself touring with the likes of Canaan Smith and Billy Currington, as well as joining Florida Georgia Line on their cruise for the second year in a row in addition to headlining his own dates. Dickerson also got to have that moment every artist dreams about - making his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
Wheelhouse Records singer-songwriter Craig Campbell has long been praised as a modern link to the traditional values of Country's past. Packed with all the down-home charm and up-town talent both fans and critics have come to love, Campbell's newest EP features seven diverse tracks - including the hit singles "See You Try" and "Outskirts of Heaven." Starting in 2010, "Family Man" and "Outta My Head" both cracked the Top 15 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, while others like the hook-in-cheek "Fish" snagged more than 10 million on-demand streams. "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" became a bonafide Top 10 hit, while "Outskirts of Heaven" showed an artist sensitive enough to share his soul - and courageous enough to stand on conviction. Along the way he became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry and appeared on NBC's Today, supported the USO and sang "American Anthem" for Macy's 2017 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Then Campbell hit the road with Luke Bryan - this time sharing the spotlight as part of the 2017 Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day Tour.