ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Platinum-selling recording artist Billy Currington is set to perform in Thibodaux, LA at Flames on the Bayou Music Festival on October 27, 2012. Billy, who recently celebrated his fifth consecutive #1 single with "Let Me Down Easy" and his seventh overall, has spent most of 2011 with Kenny Chesney's "Goin' Coastal" tour, but will bring his own high-energy show to Flames on the Bayou Music Festival. His latest single "Love Done Gone," from his fourth studio album "Enjoy Yourself," is currently climbing the charts.
Billy's performance will feature songs from "Enjoy Yourself" as well as fan favorites that have gone to #1 including "Don't," "People Are Crazy," "That's How Country Boys Roll," "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," and "Good Directions." Billy Currington burst onto the country music scene in 2003 and has since sold over 11 million units, earned multiple RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications, had seven #1 singles, ten Top 10 singles, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and multiple CMA and ACMA Awards.
For Corey Smith, one of the best things about making music has always been getting the chance to hang out and have a good time with his friends. And it's still that way, more than 10 years after his early days of playing the bars around Athens, Georgia. The big difference now? Well, it seems these days Corey just has a lot more friends to hang with. The crowds at his sold-out live performances frequently number in the thousands-quite a change from the times when he never dreamed of much beyond playing for a handful of his drunk and rowdy college buddies. But, thanks to his astonishing gift for crafting addictively soulful songs and the high-energy reputation of his shows, Corey Smith is one of modern country's hottest young artists, a quintessentially indie performer with a dedicated following most Nashville-fueled hat racks would trade their flashy limos for. Not that he's gotten carried away by all of the adoration, though. "To me success is a matter of staying focused on writing my songs, about being as honest as I can as an artist," says Corey. "I've never been worried about what the 'popular' musicians are doing."'
Thompson Square isn't a real place, exactly. It's the musical territory staked out by the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, an exciting and unpredictable area where country meets rock, rough meets smooth and one vagabond heart finds a harmonious common ground with another. It's the sweet destination where two journeys end and another one begins. "It's the place where we create our thing, a little fantasyland where we live," Keifer says.
And now the rest of us get to discover that magical place, starting with the chart-topping duo's self-titled debut album. Fans began truly getting to know their way around Stoney Creek Records' Thompson Square with the release of their GRAMMY nominated #1 Platinum+ radio smash, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," a fitting introduction to the Thompsons' natural chemistry and spirit of buoyant romance. iTunes' Country Song of the Year (2011) grew meteorically to become the Most Played Song at Country Radio in 2011 (Mediabase) as well as reach the top of the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart. Additionally, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Country Digital Soundscan chart and 12 consecutive weeks as the #1 Country Ringtone.
Every day now, more and more fans are getting a taste of that "real stuff" and deciding they like what they hear-and the Thompsons couldn't be happier or more grateful. "A year ago we were bartending down on Broadway," Keifer says. "To go from behind the bar to the other side of the world, it's been difficult to grasp the magnitude of what's going on. We just try to put out songs that we love, and we hope our fans will like them too. The rest is in God's hands."
90 Degrees West
Somebody once said, "If you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life." 90 Degrees West is evidence of that. 90 Degrees West is a 7 piece, high-energy, modern country band based out of New Orleans Louisiana. 90 Degrees West covers such artists as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and many more. 90 Degrees West also has a library of original music. 90 Degrees West has had the pleasure of playing some great venues including Bayou Country Superfest, and playing with some great artists like Big and Rich, Maroon 5, Chris Caigle, David Allan Coe, and others. 90 Degrees West's goal is for the audience not only to have a great time, but to feel as if they are watching each artist live. To achieve this, 90 Degrees West has brought together 7 talented Musicians, each one bringing many years of experience and knowledge to the stage.