Ten years after signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., arena-packing superstar Thomas Rhett has 21 No. 1 singles, 15 billion streams, and the longest current active streak of consecutive No. 1’s in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart). His most recent sixth studio album, WHERE WE STARTED “practically demands an open field, tens-of-thousands-strong throng of fans in front of it” (Esquire. Declared “a prince in the genre” USA Today), he has been honored with eight ACM Awards including Entertainer of the Year, two CMA Awards, five GRAMMY® Awards nominations, plus trophies from the CMT Music Awards, Billboard Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, in addition to being recognized with four CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. The hitmaker has also launched a tequila brand, Dos Primos, now offering Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo variants. ThomasRhett.com
As the leading female nominee and winner at the 2023 ACM Awards with Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Visual Media and Musical Event of the Year, and reigning CMA 2022 Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry. Critically acclaimed and touted as a top “artist to watch” to being crowned the most nominated artist at both the 2023 CMA Awards with a record-breaking nine nominations and CMT Music Awards, the Louisiana native has made a name for herself in the industry as one of music’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter - having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs and Flatland Calvary - Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice in Nashville, delivering CMA-nominated album of the year with her label debut, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin.’ With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the United States, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Jason Aldean, and Ashley McBryde. After topping the country radio charts for a second time with the two-week No. 1 hit “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, she recently achieved her third and fourth No. 1 song with “Heart Like a Truck” and HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck.” Her current single, “Watermelon Moonshine,” is currently in the top 2 on the Country charts and climbing. Her critically acclaimed album, Bell Bottom Country, reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, quickly rose to No. 1 on iTunes charts, and has amassed over 650 million streams to date. Wilson made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series “Yellowstone” as a musician character named Abby, where she premiered her original “Smell Like Smoke” as well as showcased other hits off her recent album, including “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Hold My Halo.” Adding to her growing list of endeavors, Wilson was recently named “Tractor Supply Brand Ambassador,” was honored at Billboard’s Women in Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award, and most recently joined forces with Wrangler as the face of their 2023 fall/winter women’s collection. laineywilson.com
As Lynyrd Skynyrd approaches the 50th anniversary of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd in 2023, they resonate as deeply with their multi-generational fan base today as when they first emerged out of Jacksonville, Florida in 1973. Few ensembles have had the deep impact in creating a lifestyle as Skynyrd has. The band travels forward with a primary mission of celebrating a legacy that honors all who have had a resonating contribution to the lives of hundreds of millions of fans globally. Former members Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Bob Burns, Leon Wilkeson, and Hughie Thomasson, alongside others, will forever remain significant contributors to this indelible repertoire and the band’s colorful history. Today, Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with a current line-up featuring Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Carol Chase, and Stacy Michelle. The rock and roll powerhouse continually tours, and as Van Zant shares, “It’s about the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about. There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music. “With a catalog of over 60 albums, billions of streams, and tens of millions of records sold, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. lynyrdskynyrd.com
Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Elle King has amassed nearly two billion streams worldwide, including over 275 million for her Platinum-certified smash hit “Drunk (And I don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert. The award-winning song reached #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts, marking the first woman-woman collaboration to reach the top slot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since Reba McEntire and Linda Davis’ “Does He Love You.” In addition, King is the first female artist to earn #1 singles in four different formats, with her debut album Love Stuff that featured her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two GRAMMY nominations and is certified 4x times platinum. In 2023, King released her new album, Come Get Your Wife, to rave reviews and a Top 10 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart. Co-producing the album and writing eight of tracks, the record includes her Gold Certified single “Worth A Shot,” featuring Dierks Bentley. This is the second time King and Bentley have teamed up, following their Grammy-nominated, CMA Award-winning, RIAA Platinum-certified #1 hit “Different for Girls.” With King’s unique blend of music and multi-genre fanbase, her tour schedule has her appearing with artists like Jelly Roll, Tyler Childers, Dierks Bentley, Melissa Etheridge and The Chicks. ElleKing.com
The Nashville Farmers’ Market was founded in the early 1800s and is located in the urban core of downtown Nashville adjacent to the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The year-round market, featured in The New York Times, Southern Living, and Food Network, provides retail space to farmers, artisans, and small businesses. The facility includes two covered open-air sheds, a 24,000-square-foot garden center, a culinary incubation center, and an international food hall that includes more than 20 restaurants and shops. The mission of Nashville Farmers’ Market is to curate an inclusive destination marketplace that fosters a connection between the community and the farmers, foods, and artisans who contribute to the region’s food system. For more information, visit nashvillefarmersmarket.org.