Canada’s Biggest Country Festival Confirms Additional Artists

miranda-lambert-boots-and-hearts-2013Republic Live, organizers of Boots and Hearts Music Festival, are pleased to announce that Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, and Dean Brody are all confirmed to play at the annual event taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, August 2 – 4th 2013.  Three day general admission tickets are on sale now for  $199.99 exclusively at Early bird tickets sold out when the first headliner, Jason Aldean, was announced and the announcement of these additional artists will certainly keep fans happy as Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry were among fans top ten picks for appearing at Boots and Hearts based on last year’s exit polls, along with Aldean, and Dean Brody who was the #1 most desired Canadian artist chosen to perform at the festival.

“Being able to deliver as many of the top country artists that our fans want to see as possible is always our goal,” said Shannon McNevan, Executive Director, Partner, Republic Live.  “We want Boots & Hearts to be a trusted source for providing not only amazing talent but an overall outstanding event and festival experience.  We were humbled to see that after one year so many of our fans put their faith in us and bought early bird tickets based on their previous experience when only one artist was released.   We expect tickets to keep moving at an incredible rate now that we have country superstars Rascal Flatts, who just got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reigning 3 time CMA female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert and one of the hottest breakout groups, The Band Perry, and CCMA Album of the Year winner Dean Brody confirmed.  There are lots more artists to be announced, but we’re already stoked to be able to bring so many of country music’s heaviest hitters to Bowmanville for another epic weekend!”

Rascal+Flatts+Boots+and+HeartsWith more than seven million records sold and 10 No. one hits under his belt, Jason Aldean just released one of 2012’s most buzzed about new albums, NIGHT TRAIN, which sold over 409,000 copies its first week.  The album’s first single, “Take A Little Ride”, had a three-week reign at No. one and set multiple sales and radio airplay records.  The second single, “The Only Way I Know” feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, is currently climbing up the Top 20.  Aldean just wrapped his MY KINDA PARTY TOUR, which sold out every show and sold more than 1.9 million tickets.  He recently announced that he will play at least three stadiums in 2013 including a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park on his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR that begins Feb. 21.

Rascal Flatts is the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and the #1 debut of their new release, CHANGED,earned them the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era. Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. 

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning three-time CMA and reigning three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her current album, Four The Record, made history when it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. Four The Record won the ACM Album of the Year Award and garnered rave reviews. Her headlining ‘On Fire’ Tour played to more than one million fans this year. Miranda dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation which has raised almost $1,000,000 to fund no-kill animal shelters, pet adoption, spay and neutering of pets and much more.

The Band Perry’s “modern throwback” style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. The self-titled debut album, THE BAND PERRY, was released in October 2010. They have garnered numerous accolades including, “New Artist of the Year” for both the ACM and CMA Awards, CMA “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year” for “If I Die Young” and several CMT Music Awards.  They are Grammy nominated and also hold nominations from the AMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMA Awards and Teen Choice Awards, among others. The Band Perry has garnered two #1 songs, “If I Die Young” and “All Your Life.”   Other singles have achieved Top 5 radio chart status and sales have been certified GOLD by the RIAA with “If I Die Young” garnering RIAA Quadruple Platinum status. The debut full length CD THE BAND PERRY has sold more than one million copies and is RIAA certified Platinum.  Currently, The Band Perry is performing their own headlining dates and will be touring as special guests on Rascal Flatts’ 2013 CHANGED Tour.  The sibling trio is also completing the  recording of their sophomore album which has already garnered the HIT single “Better Dig Two,” which went to #1 on iTunes Country chart  and to #3 on the iTunes overall chart in just its first week. The single also boasted the highest single debut on the country radio charts.

Honoured with the 2012 CCMA Award for Male Artist of the Year, Canada’s Dean Brody has consecutively received the award for Album of the Year (Trail In Life and Dirt) at the CCMA Awards in 2011 and 2012. His third album, Dirt debuted at #1 on the iTunes Canadian Country Chart and its first single, “Canadian Girls,” dominated Country radio becoming a certified Gold and #1 hit. Named as 2011’s #1 Most Played Canadian Country Artist at radio, Brody has received two SOCAN Country Music Awards for “Trail In Life” and “People Know You By Your First Name” for achieving the greatest number of performances on domestic radio. To date, he has charted ten Top 10 singles, has earned 17 CCMA Award nominations, two JUNO Award nominations and has been featured on CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, CBC’s Stampede 100 Years, CFL Friday Night, CBC’s Season Preview Launch and CITY-TV’s Bachelor Canada.

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