Country artist Joe Nichols has a history of success. 14 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, plus 2 consecutive #1 hits from his current album, CRICKETS, prove that Joe is just getting started! Born and raised in Rogers, Ark., Joe is known as one of Country Music’s more traditional artists. Hits like “Yeah,” “Sunny and 75,” “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimme That Girl” resonate with fans around the world. We are thrilled to welcome Joe to EffingHAM Music Fest and our traditional Midwest atmosphere!
Phil Vassar got his start co-writing singles with artists like Tim McGraw, JoDee Messina, Collin Raye and Alan Jackson. His success continued when he stepped behind the microphone and had his first #1 hit, “Just Another Day in Paradise.” With 8 albums, 2 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards, a Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year award and countless hits, Phil strives to give each song a message and make the listener feel something. With hits like “Love is Alive,” “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “In Real Love,” we think he’s right on track!
Singer-songwriter Drew Baldridge grew up in Patoka, Illinois, where he developed a passion for writing, playing and singing his own Country songs. Now he opens shows for Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Alabama and Justin Moore. His first single, “Little Things,” received rave reviews and his latest, “She’s Taken” is gaining new fans on a daily basis. We can’t wait to welcome Drew back to our stage and look forward to a great show!
Matt Poss Band
Mixing elements of country, bluegrass, rock and blues, Matt Poss Band has been doing things their own way, bucking the mainstream and playing by their own rules for more than a decade. Based in the Midwest, the guys are no strangers to the road; zigzagging across the United States, touring Europe twice and hitching rides on all sorts of military aircraft to entertain troops in Saudi Arabia and 'downrange' Afghanistan.
With 5 full-length albums under their belts, MPB’s latest venture, Beans and Bullets, is a tribute to the troops and captures the essence of a road-worn and battle-scarred band of brothers who aren’t afraid to take risks and tell it like it is. That’s Americana. That’s old school. That’s the Matt Poss Band.