Check out our acts for the 2022 CLCS Festival
A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy, ”“Wake Up Loving You,” and the four week No. 1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” Most recently, Morgan released his first new music in over three years, the faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry —“The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost.” The song hit No. 1 on iTunes All Genres Top Songs chart as Blake Shelton led a viral campaign that gained support from the entertainment community. He’s reunited with BBR Music Group’s flagship label Broken Bow Records, his record label home from 2002 to 2008, for upcoming new music.
Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and has made 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.
In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, TN. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family.
2020 brought on a new project on Broken Bow Records and the premiere of Craig’s World on Circle Network. The series, follows Craig at home and on the road as he and his tight-knit family navigate triumphs and challenges while developing businesses, writing hit songs and balancing a country music career.
TOP 15 SINGLES:
#1 "That's What I Love About Sunday"
#2 "Redneck Yacht Club"
#6 "Almost Home"
#7 "Little Bit of Life"
#9 "Love Remembers"
#10 "International Harvester"
#12 "I Got You"
#13 "This Ain't Nothin'"
#13 "This Ole Boy
#14 "Wake Up Lovin' You"
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
The 3-time JUNO Award winner holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Terri has received 19 CCMA Awards and in 2018 was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Terri took to the airwaves in a whole new way with Country Gold with Terri Clark. The internationally syndicated radio show can be heard on over 170 stations across the USA and Canada and has garnered Terri CMA and ACM nominations for her hosting duties.
With over 5 million albums sold, hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” a slew of awards and sold out audiences on both sides of the border, Terri has solidified her place in the history books of country music. In 2020 Terri released her first Christmas album titled “It’s Christmas, Cheers!” In 2021 she released a cover of the Holly Williams song “The Highway.”
TOP 15 SINGLES:
#1 "You're Easy on the Eyes"
#1 "Girls Lie Too"
#2 "Now That I Found You"
#2 "I Just Wanna Be Mad"
#3 "Better Things to Do"
#3 "When Boy Meets Girl"
#3 "I Wanna Do It All"
#5 "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
#8 "If I Were You"
#10 "Emotional Girl"
#13 "A Little Gasoline"
With romantically charged #1 hits like “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You,” multi-platinum international success, and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both the ACM and CMA Awards, Country duo Thompson Square admit they don’t have much left on their bucket list.
Brought together by love and undeniable talent, Keifer and Shawna each moved to Nashville separately in the early 2000s, but soon met while competing against one another in a local singing competition. They formed Thompson Square as complete unknowns, taking the Country scene by storm with an organic vocal blend that harkened back to the duets of icons like Johnny Cash and June Carter.
For years they rode a wave of success rising from their Grammy-nominated, double-platinum breakout “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” traveling the world with superstars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum and racking up Country-radio favorites like the devoted “I Got You” (Top 10 in 2011) and the flirty “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” (Top 5 in 2013).
TOP 15 SINGLES:
#1 "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"
#1 "If I Didn't Have You"
#4 "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About"
#8 "I Got You"
The Bellamy Brothers
THE BELLAMY BROTHERS: THE LOVE STILL FLOWS…
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating over 40 years of success.
The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and previously—The Judds. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the ’70’s pop music culture of L.A.
Now known by their music and the company they were keeping, The Bellamys officially lifted off the launch pad in 1976 when their single, “Let Your Love Flow,” became an instant smash in both the U.S. and Europe. It stayed on the international charts long enough to build a huge international fan base for the hip young brothers that endures to this day. In Germany alone it perched at No. 1 for more than two months. The love was indeed flowing as The Bellamys jammed for audiences on their sold-out concerts and shared stages with the likes of Loggins & Messina, the Doobie Brothers and the Beach Boys with their patented blend of rock/country music. True to their musical roots, their style and their songwriting was moving steadily more towards their raising.
By the late ‘70’s The Bellamys were emerging on the country charts with another bona fide smash. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way “Let Your Love Flow,” had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone.
TOP 10 SINGLES:
#1 "Let Your Love Flow"
#1 "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me"
#1 "Sugar Daddy"
#1 "Dancin' Cowboys"
#1 "Do You Love as Good as You Look"
#1 "For All the Wrong Reasons"
#1 "Redneck Girl"
#1 "When I'm Away from You"
#1 "I Need More of You"
#1 "Too Much Is Not Enough"
#1 "Kids of the Baby Boom"
#2 "Lie to You for Your Love"
#2 "Feelin' the Feelin'"
#2 "Santa Fe"
#3 "Lovers Live Longer"
#3 "I Love Her Mind"
#3 "Crazy From the Heart"
#5 "Forget About Me"
#5 "Big Love"
#6 "Worlds Greatest Lover"
#6 "I'll Give You All My Love Tonight"
#7 "You're My Favorite Star"
#7 "I Could Be Persuaded"
#9 "Get Into Reggae Cowboy"
#9 "Rebels Without a Clue"
#10 "You'll Never Be Sorry"
Midwest church pew, and farm-raised, together--Kate Hasting and Josh Beale are Hasting and Co. Kate and Josh each moved to Nashville to pursue careers in songwriting—Kate from Ohio, Josh from Wisconsin. The duo met one night after Kate spotted Josh playing at a bar in Nashville.
The two began playing and writing daily, and the chemistry was immediate. With shared influences from artists such as Big and Rich, Brad Paisley, Hardy and so many more, they found themselves drawn to songs that painted three-minute pictures of how and where they grew up.
TAYLOR AUSTIN DYE
Taylor Austin Dye is a singer/songwriter from the hills of Eastern KY. Now based in Nashville, Taylor is showing the country music world what a KY girl can do. Taylor combines Southern Rock and Classic Country in her singles "Mean" and "Salt".
On October 21, 2021, her newest single, “Water Me Down,” doubled down on the success “Good Time Girl” earned, with her newest effort peaking at number 22 on the iTunes country chart and 71 on its all genre chart. Serving as Dye’s fourth single, “Water Me Down” veers a bit from Dye’s typical country-rocking sound, this time falling more in line with a 90s country sound that she says serves the song perfectly.
Mid-west Ohio's premiere rock, county, and a little-bit-of-everything entertainment "Show Band", Erastus has been entertaining audiences all over the Mid-west region since 2006, playing a wide variety of dancing songs from the 1940s through today's Top 40!
Among other notable achievements, Erastus has helped raise over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for St. Jude Charity (at the annual Huggy Bear Campground benefit)
THE OVERDRIVE BAND
Overdrive is a group of seasoned professionals made up of mostly second-generation musicians that has been rocking stages at some of the best venues and events in the area since 1996. The energy that comes from the stage is electrifying and makes you want to jump to your feet and join in on the fun. Overdrive plays a wide variety of country, southern rock and original music including the classics all the way up to the current chart-topping hits. The vocal harmonies and blend of these talents are undeniably powerful.