Cody Johnson, HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman headline 2024 Country Thunder Bristol
Set against the iconic backdrop of Bristol Motor Speedway, Cody Johnson, HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman, and an all-star lineup will be turning up the volume at Country Thunder Bristol this summer.
Country Thunder Bristol will make its return June 28-29, 2024 and will showcase an array of country music's brightest stars, including headliners Cody Johnson and HARDY who are sure to captivate audiences with their chart-topping hits and dynamic performances. From established icons to rising talents, the lineup is a testament to the festival's commitment to delivering an unforgettable two-day musical experience.
“The diversity of this year’s lineup guarantees something for every country music fan,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer. “whether you’re a fan of traditional country, contemporary sounds, or anything in between, it will be a weekend that Eastern Tennessee will never forget”
Known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence, COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville Platinum recording artist Cody Johnson has established a following of passionately loyal fans who regularly sell out shows across the country. MusicRow predicted Cody “just might be the future of real country music” as his career has skyrocketed with four celebrated albums, Leather, Human The Double Album, A Cody Johnson Christmas and Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live, and an award-winning feature-length documentary “Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story.” He has 46 career RIAA certifications, a Pandora Billionaire Award and over 6 billion global streams. His numerous industry honors include recognition as a CMT Artist of The Year, three CMT Music Awards wins, two CMA Awards and being named “Best New Country Artist” at the iHeart Music Awards. His television appearances have entertained fans on the Today Show, the Kelly Clarkson Show and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in addition to outstanding live tv performances at the iHeart Music Awards, the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Giants honoring Vince Gill, and the CMT Artist of the Year Special.
Big Loud Records' heavy-hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging a new chapter, HARDY soared to new heights with the release of the mockingbird & THE CROW, his critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album, adding to over 2 billion career streams. The dichotomous, 17-track effort debuted top five all genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales. The pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter), “capable of writing the big hits for radio, obstinate enough to do something completely unexpected, and savvy enough to find the throughline for it all” (Rolling Stone). A three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 12 #1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley +BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” He's previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and is headlining a 19-date, nationwide, sold-out run now on the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour.
Bailey Zimmerman surged to the forefront of 21st century country music with the release of Religiously. The Album., which arrived as not only the biggest all-genre streaming debut since 2021, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Deriving its name from his third consecutive #1 single, “Religiously,” the LP entered at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on their all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The “comfortably bruising and appealingly bruised” (The New York Times) album features his current radio single “Where It Ends” alongside his 2x-Platinum, No. 1 debut single, “Fall In Love,” and its follow up, the 2x-Platinum hit, “Rock And A Hard Place,” which spent a whopping six consecutive weeks at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. A recipient of multiple award nominations in 2023, Zimmerman earned nods from the Billboard Music Awards, ACM Awards, People's Choice Country Awards and CMT Music Awards. He has ignited television audiences across the country with show-stopping performances on Good Morning America, TODAY, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, ESPN’s College GameDay, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash and the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. The celebrated singer/songwriter has also incited critical applause from Forbes, Rolling Stone, Variety, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, American Songwriter and many more. Fueled by, He’s on the road now for his completely sold-out international headlining trek, Religiously. The Tour., with ticket sales fueled by fans who have streamed his music more than 3.5 billion times to date. The Illinois native will also join Morgan Wallen once more as part of his monumental One Night At A Time World Tour with dates through 2024.
The fourth installment of the Bristol festival will also include Trace Adkins, Lonestar, Priscilla Block, Shenandoah, Travis Denning, Jake Worthington, Josh Ross, and Emily Ann Roberts, with additional artists to be announced.
Two-day General Admission, Gold Circle, Platinum Experience, Camping, and all the extras on sale now at countrythunder.com or by phone at 1-866-388-0007
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The Country Thunder Music Festivals organization has a 20-year history which boasts five other major multi-day events in North America, including Arizona, Wisconsin, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Florida.
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