The Thursday night RE/MAX Kick-Off Party will be welcoming one of the newest stars to the country scene, Dallas Smith, but this lone ranger is no stranger to the stage. Before his debut solo album in 2012, Dallas was lead singer to the group Default. Now heâ€™s using his gritty, powerhouse voice for something a little more honky-tonk, but every bit as right for a party..
Gracing the BVJ stage will be the Oklahoma queen of country herself, Reba McEntire. With twenty-six albums under her belt and an active career in country music since 1975, it's no wonder she's one of country's greatest selling artists of all time. Along with her music she's proven herself as an accomplished actress, but it's on stage with a microphone in hand where this star shines the brightest.
Brad Paisley's been in the spotlight for the last 15 years, and with 5 platinum albums under his belt there's no doubt he's earned it along with a truckload of Grammys and Country Music Awards. His humble but often hard-hitting style of songwriting is a testament to his dedication to making every song personal and every moment count.
BVJ attendants can look forward to jamming with one of our favourite crews of chart-topping Nashville natives-Lady Antebellum. This powerhouse trio will finally be taking their rightful place amongst the BVJ alumni after they flex the musical muscles they've earned from stacking awards and platinum records. But fame and reputation aside, these three will be ready to play some real country-rock.
The Band Perry is one group we've been waiting to party with for a long time. In a little less than a decade, the Band Perry has become one of the biggest groups in modern country, and these star-destined siblings have cultivated their own boot-stomping brand of southern country-rock.
BVJ first-timer Justin Moore will be taking his place under the spotlight to show BVJ fans and country connoisseurs what a straightforward country boy can do. His humble style and attitude reflect the roots of country music, though his appeal is anything but old-fashioned.
He might not dance, but his fans sure will when Lee Brice takes the stage. This undeniably skilled songwriter holds the country Billboard record for longest time on the charts, and though he's only released three albums he's shown more diversity and capability in his craft than most artists achieve over the course of their entire careers.