Who to see at Summerfest if you like country music

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1. Jason Aldean

JUNE 23 AT 7:30 P.M. | AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AMPHITHEATER

Singer-songwriter Jason Aldean has consistently topped the ‘Hot Country Songs’ and ‘Country Airwaves’ charts, winning two Grammy Awards for ‘Best Country Album’. Aldean’s Summerfest appearances come hot on the heels of the release of his new album Macon, Georgia – Aldean’s tenth studio release featuring 20 colossal new songs plus 10 previously unreleased live tracks.

2. Thomas Rhet

JULY 9 AT 7:30 PM | AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AMPHITHEATER

And if you’re into Jason Aldean, chances are you’re into Thomas Rhett, too – Rhett has songwriting credits on some of Aldean’s albums. But he’s not just a ghostwriter, he’s also known as “country music’s most trusted No. 1 singles maker.” He has been singing in the country world since his debut in 2012. His sixth studio album, where we started, was released earlier this year. The single from that album, “Slow Down Summer,” is something all of us in Milwaukee can relate to.

3. Jason Isbell and Unit 400

JUNE 23 AT 10 PM | BMO HARRIS PAVILION

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell is most recognizable for his work with Drive By Truckers. However, after leaving that group, the Grammy-winning artist launched the group 400 Unit in 2009. The group’s recent release Georgia Blue is made up strictly of covers from Georgia-based artists, fulfilling a promise made by Isbell that if Joe Biden won the state of Georgia in the election, he would write a charity album.

4. Michael Ray

JUNE 30 AT 10 PM | US CELLULAR CONNECTION STEP

Country pop star Michael Ray has performed at the Grand Ol Opry more than 60 times – and he plans to become a member one day. After releasing two successful albums, Ray released High educationa collection of songs that includes “Whiskey and Rain”, a retro country song that looks like it was pulled straight from the 90s. Ray’s sound has been described as a marriage of vintage and modern country soundscapes, combining the best of both worlds.

5. indigo girls

JUNE 30 AT 10 PM | BRIGGS & STRATTON LARGE BACKYARD SCENE

Folk duo Indigo Girls have been around since the 80s and have released a total of 15 studio albums over the years. Both Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are members of the LBTQIA+ community and have been active in political and environmental issues. The latest version of Indigo Girls, Look longwas released in 2020 and is inspired by the driving force behind the younger generation’s call to action when it comes to grassroots work in their respective communities.






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