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Alabama, Jake Owen announced as Winstock ‘15 headliners

Winsted, Minnesota will be all about Alabama at the Winstock Country Music Festival June 12-13, 2015.

“We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our twenty-second year,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “This year’s lineup ranges from one of the most successful country bands ever to today’s top country stars as well as the new emerging artists.”

The supergroup amassed 21 straight number-one singles – a record likely to never be equaled in any genre. The band is part of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The Alabama legacy, and certainly the hit songs, speaks for itself.

Tickets for the two-day music and camping festival in Winsted went on sale recently, and a large share of the artists who will be appearing were also announced the morning of Oct. 28 on air by K102.

The Winstock ‘15 lineup has been specifically tailored to appeal to a wide range of Winstock fans, Danielson said.

“Artists like Friday headliner Jake Owen, The Band Perry, and Dan + Shay will appeal to our younger demographic, while Gary Allan and, of course Alabama, will appeal to our fans who have been with us since day one,” he said. “We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our twenty-second year and are excited to see the audience it will bring together to enjoy the music.”

Regional favorite Chris Hawkey will kick things off on the main stage Friday night. The frontman to the band Rocket Club, which hit the Billboard charts three times, Hawkey brings a dynamic stage presence that is the perfect fit to get things underway.

“I grew up in the Garth Brooks era of bringing the show to the people,” said the man whose daytime gig is producer and co-host of the Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN Radio. “I love it when I hear someone say my shows are high energy, and they’re like a big party.”

Winstock fans will be quick to fall in “Love” with Jana Kramer, who will take the main stage following Hawkey.

Kramer is one of the most successful new female artists to emerge in the last few years. The Michigan native was named the Academy of Country Music’s 2013 new female vocalist of the year, and her latest single, “Love,” aptly shows her confidence in where she is at in both her life and career.

Southern-California born and raised Gary Allan, with hits like “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain” and “Watching Airplanes” has been exploring the thorns since the beginning of his musical life. However, his latest offering, “Set You Free,” journeys from darkness to light, which has mirrored Allan’s own life.

“I seem to gravitate musically toward wherever I’m at in my life at that time,” Allan said. “And I’m in a real good place.”

Even though Minnesota is heading into those cold months, summertime is seemingly always on Jake Owen’s mind with his latest, and fifth, number-one hit “Beachin’.”

The Florida native has become one of country music’s leading male vocalists, with four consecutive number-one hits.

“When Jake performed at Winstock in 2010, we knew that at some point he would be brought back to the Winstock stage as a headliner,” Danielson said. “He nailed it out of the park for us then and his career has been continuously growing since.”

Saturday afternoon at Winstock will feature one of the hottest acts to recently emerge – Dan + Shay.

Already nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s vocal duo of the year, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are poised to be country music’s next dynamic duo. Debut single “19 You + Me” was the most added debut at country radio in 2013 and, as they transition into 2015, the most exciting chapter of the Dan + Shay story is yet to be written.

The Eli Young Band will provide the perfect transition to keep the music flowing all daySaturday at Winstock ’15. Winstock organizers are excited the “Dust” hitmakers from Texas will bring their signature sound to Winsted.

“The Band Perry is another band we have been looking to book at Winstock for several years,” Danielson said of the band that will take the stage before Alabama. “We really feel they are going to bring something unique and very high-energy to the Winstock stage.”

Since releasing their self-titled debut record in 2010, The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has notched a string of hits including “If I Die Young,” “You Lie,” “All Your Life,” and “Better Dig Two.”

The trio’s latest offering, “Pioneer,” allows them to bring the romantic mystique of bands back to music.

Alabama, featuring Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook, will close the show Saturday night. Literally the band that changed everything, the group brought a youthful energy and rocking edge that broadened country music’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands.

Seventy-three million albums and more than 30 number-one hits later, the band is enjoying its second run in the spotlight.

Also appearing at Winstock ’15 includes “Leave the Night On” hitmaker Sam Hunt, The Railers, Lost Highway, Chris Hawkey, Drop Tailgate, and Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, with more acts still to be announced.

For complete biographies on the bands signed to perform at Winstock ‘15, follow the “Artists” link fromwww.winstockfestival.com.

Looking ahead to Winstock ‘15

As in the recent past, VIP tickets to Winstock ‘15 sold out at this year’s event. Campgrounds A and B are also sold out, however plenty of options are available to attend and camp at Winstock.

“This is one not to miss,” Danielson said. “We’ve learned a lot, not just last year with the weather issues, but over the last 22 years, and we continue to grow as a festival and are confident this is going to be one of our best yet.”

Tickets are now on sale for the best two-day country music and camping vacation that kicks the summer off right. VIP tickets, along with Campgrounds A and B, sold out at the 2014 event for 2015, however plenty of general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), reserved seating ($165), and camping sites ($100) remain available. CLICK HEREto order online or call 888-946-7865.

“We do anticipate the campgrounds to again sell out, so plan ahead if you are coming to Winstock and purchase your camping pass when you buy your tickets,” Danielson recommended.

Dates for the Winstock Rumble on the Road, which features ticket giveaways, radio station promotions, and great local live music will be announced in the near future, as will the 2015 campsite decorating contest theme.

For additional artist announcements, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, visit www.winstockfestival.com, sign up for the Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival onTwitter, and like Winstock on Facebook. More information and tickets are also available by calling 888-946-7865.

“As always, we can’t thank enough the folks who have volunteered at and continue to attend Winstock year after year,” Danielson said. “We also welcome those new to our festival and will make them feel right at home.”

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In less than one week . . .

Winstock Country Music Festival organizers are excited to announce the 2015 artist lineup will be unveiled the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Chris Carr and Company of K102 and other radio stations across the state. Winstock ’15 will take place in Winsted, MN June 12-13, and the 2015 lineup has been tailored to appeal to a wide range of Winstock fans.

“We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our twenty-second year,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “This year’s lineup ranges from one of the most successful country bands ever to today’s top country stars as well as the new emerging artists.”

Tickets are now on sale for the best two-day country music and camping vacation that kicks the summer off right. VIP tickets, along with Campgrounds A and B, sold out at the 2014 event for 2015, however plenty of general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), reserved seating ($165), and camping sites ($100) remain available. CLICK HERE to order online or call 888-946-7865.

Tune in to K102 the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 28 for the lineup announcement, and follow the countdown to the unveiling at www.winstockfestival.com. Additional updates and information may be found by “liking” Winstock Country Music Festival on Facebook and following @WinstockMN on Twitter.

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A message to our fans

Dear Winstock Fans:

Saturday presented us with many challenges, courtesy of Mother Nature. In our 21-year history, this is the first time we have ever had to cancel multiple performances and deal with ongoing and threatening conditions throughout the day and evening. During our “off season,” we will be discussing how to keep you, the audience, better informed as to the conditions we are fighting and the decisions being made. The conditions and decisions affect you as much as they do us and we will improve our communication with you. Social media, more live announcements, and better use of the big screens will be reviewed. Hopefully future Winstock events will be sun-drenched and all shows will go on as planned. However, in the event of future disruptions, we will take steps to keep you all in the loop. We want to thank you for your continued support, understanding, and patronage over the last 21 years. See you next June 12-13! – Winstock Country Music Festival Committee

WINSTOCK ’14 RECAP:Toby Keith was Winstock’s hero Saturday night, performing more than an hour-and-a-half in the rain at the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted.
Sets from country artists Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, and Katie Armiger were canceled due to lightning, rain, and strong winds that hit the area Saturday. Other performances from Tim Sigler, Roadhouse 6, Ashley Monroe, and Mel Tillis went off as scheduled. The rainy day Saturday was a stark contrast to the picture-perfect Friday night that featured Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Danielle Bradbery, Maiden Dixie, and Roadhouse 6.

PHOTOS: Photos from Winstock 2014 may be found HERE.

WINSTOCK ’15 TICKET NOTE: Call 888-946-7865 until Wednesday, June 25 to reserve your tickets for 2015 now. Tickets for Winstock ’15 will go on-sale again this fall. Winstock 2015 will be June 12-13, 2015.

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Toby Keith saves the night at Winstock ’14

Toby Keith was Winstock’s hero Saturday night, performing more than an hour-and-a-half in the rain at the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted.
Sets from country artists Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, and Katie Armiger were canceled due to lightning, rain, and strong winds that hit the area Saturday. Other performances from Tim Sigler, Roadhouse 6, Ashley Monroe, and Mel Tillis went off as scheduled.
The rainy day Saturday was a stark contrast to the picture-perfect Friday night that featured Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Danielle Bradbery, Maiden Dixie, and Roadhouse 6.

PHOTOS: Photos from Winstock 2014 may be found HERE.

WINSTOCK ’15 TICKET NOTE: Call 888-946-7865 until Wednesday, June 25 to reserve your tickets for 2015 now. Tickets for Winstock ’15 will go on-sale again this fall. Winstock 2015 will be June 12-13, 2015.

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Winstock ’14 Raffle winners announced

This year, the annual Winstock Country Music Festival RAFFLE drawing took place in the backstage tent surrounded by many of our volunteers. We were unable to conduct the drawing on stage due to the weather.
Winners of this year’s raffle are as follows:
* $15,000 grand prize – Neil Schlagel (Howard Lake)
* $1,000 – John Lenzen (Chaska)
* $500 – Sue DeMars (Winsted)
* $100 winners – Tom Stifter (Winsted), Brent Johnson (Waconia), Roger Guennigsman (Winsted), Virgil Scherping (Winsted), Mike Dudley (Fairhope, AL), Clark Morrison (Duluth), Susan Hoheisel (Brainerd), Denny Jeurrissen (Shakopee), Nikki Neu (Brooklyn Park), and Scott Fisher (New Market).

Watch www.winstockfestival.com and on Facebook for information on the 2015 raffle when it becomes available. Congratulations to all who won! Raffle proceeds benefit ongoing maintenance and improvements at the Winstock grounds.

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General admission ticket price for Winstock to increase June 1

A final reminder for those planning on attending the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted June 13-14 and don’t have tickets yet: general admission ticket prices are increasing. If you are camping at Winstock, now is the time to buy your concert tickets. Everyone in the campgrounds must have a concert ticket – absolutely no exceptions.

A limited number of general admission ($105) tickets remain available. General admission ticket prices will increase to $120 June 1, so order yours now before the price increase. VIP, reserved seating, and camping have sold out. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HERE or call 888-946-7865. Don’t forget to renew your 2015 Winstock VIP, camping, and reserved seating tickets during this year’s event at the Winstock Information Booth. The Winstock Information Tent closes each night at 9 p.m.

Winstock 2014 will take place June 13-14 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN and will feature headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, Katie Armiger, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Other notes

• Campgrounds will open for admission beginning Thursday, June 12 at 3 p.m.

• The 15th annual Winsted Fire Department spaghetti dinner will take place from 4-9 p.m. Thursday in the Winstock Food Tent and at the Winsted Fire Hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children (age 6 and under).

• The fourth-annual Winstock Beanbag Tournament will take place Thursday, June 12 on the Winstock grounds. Registration opens on-site at 5 p.m.

• Winstock fans are encouraged to join us in honoring America each day before the concerts begin. Taylor Ziermann, a senior at Lester Prairie High School, will sing the national anthem Friday at approximately 4:20 p.m. Gabby Kutz, 12, of Winsted will sing the national anthem Saturday at approximately 12:20 p.m. The national anthem will be sung from the main stage while members of the Minnesota National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Program presents the colors.

• The theme for this year’s campsite decorating contest is: “Made in America.” The grand prize in this year’s campsite decorating contest will be provided by Midwest Machinery, and will be awarded to the overall most artistic and original, best-decorated campsite. All entrants MUST pre-register by Friday before 9 p.m. at the Winstock Information Tent in order to be eligible. Complete campsite decorating contest rules and details Click here.

• A limited number of tickets are left for the Winstock ’14 raffle, where participants have the opportunity to win $15,000 cash. For more information, Click here.

Also check out the Free Winstock 2014 App for your Android smartphone.

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FINAL early-bird ticket reminder for Winstock ’14

The Winstock Country Music Festival 2014 EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE is this Sunday, April 13. General admission tickets are available for $90 through the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13 by calling 888-946-7865 or at www.winstockfestival.com. General admission tickets will be $105 after this date. VIP and reserved seating tickets, along with camping passes, for Winstock ’14 have sold out.

Winstock 2014 will take place June 13-14 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN and will feature headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, Katie Armiger, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Despite this most recent (and hopefully last) round of love from Mother Nature, it is ONLY 70 days until Winstock Country Music Festival 2014!

That means, the EARLYBIRD DEADLINE is fast-approaching. General admission tickets are available for $90 through the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13 by calling 888-946-7865 or at www.winstockfestival.com. General admission tickets will be $105 after this date. VIP and reserved seating tickets, along with camping passes, for Winstock ’14 have sold out.

SPECIAL REMINDERS TO WINSTOCK CAMPERS:
Winstock strongly encourages campers to ensure everyone in their groups to purchase tickets to Winstock prior to the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13. Anyone who is planning on camping at Winstock MUST also have a ticket to the show. As was the case last year, it is not expected any walk-up tickets will be sold at the gate for Winstock ’14. Winstock is not expecting to be able to accommodate persons who arrive at Winstock with only a camping pass and no ticket to the show.

• Unfortunately, Winstock no longer has access to the services that provided the bulk delivery of water for your camper in the campgrounds. Showers will be available at the entrance to Campground A.

RUMBLE ON THE ROAD:
The original Winstock Rumble at the Blue Note of Winsted will by Friday, April 11, featuring great live music from Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band and Maiden Dixie. K102 will also be on-hand giving away plenty of tickets and prizes. Find the complete Rumble on the Road schedule HERE.

WINSTOCK ’14 BEANBAG TOURNAMENT:
The fourth-annual Winstock beanbag tournament will take place Thursday, June 12 at the Winstock festival grounds, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a double-elimination tournament.Find complete beanbag tournament information HERE.

WINSTOCK ’14 CAMPSITE DECORATING CONTEST:
Decorate your campsites according to Winstock ‘14 headliner Toby Keith’s “Made in America” to win cash prizes. See complete campsite decorating contest details HERE

Winstock 2014 will take place June 13-14 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN and will feature headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, Katie Armiger, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Winstock ’14 lineup now complete; tickets selling fast

Tickets to the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival June 13-14 in Winsted, MN are selling fast, and the lineup is now complete with the addition of Texas native Katie Armiger, who will perform Saturday, June 14 on the Winstock Emerging Artist Stage.

Over the last six years, Armiger has been determinedly chipping away at the Nashville music system, making particular headway the last two. She landed a coveted performance slot on the Grand Ole Opry, a gig she calls “such a dream come true.” She also recently completed a 70-date college tour, which she amusingly titled the “Get Smart” tour. Armiger released her latest single, “Safe” earlier this year. The accompanying video for the tune honors first responders, who risk their lives every day to save other people. Fan votes also netted her the number-one spot in Country Weekly’s Hottest Bachelorette issue two years in a row, as well as the number-three slot in the magazine’s most beautiful women in country music list.

Armiger joins already-announced headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

General admission tickets are available for $90 through the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13 by calling 888-946-7865 or at www.winstockfestival.com. General admission tickets will be $105 after this date. VIP and reserved seating tickets, along with camping passes, for Winstock ’14 have sold out. Winstock reminds fans who have purchased camping passes but not yet purchased tickets to do so as soon as possible as this year’s Winstock is projected to sell out and tickets likely will not be available for purchase at the gate.

The Winstock Country Music Festival will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Winstock ’14 camping is SOLD OUT; limited number of reserved tickets available

For the second year in a row, the campgrounds at Winstock for 2014 have SOLD OUT. A limited number of reserved seats remain, and general admission tickets are available. Get yours now before the early-bird price increase April 13 by visiting www.winstockfestival.com or calling 888-946-7865. Thanks to all for the continued support!

Additional camping options in the area include Cokato Lake Campground (320) 286-5779, Baylor Regional Park (952) 466-5250 near Norwood Young America, Piepenberg Park (320) 587-2082 and Lake Marion Park (320) 328-4479, both near Hutchinson, and Codger’s Cove in Howard Lake (320) 543-2218.

Winstock ‘13 was a complete sellout for the first time in its history, and organizers anticipate the same could easily happen in 2014. Fans are encouraged to place ticket orders early to guarantee their tickets and camp sites. General admission tickets cost $90 now through the April 13 earlybird deadline; reserved seating is $160.

The Winstock Country Music Festival will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Winstock ’14 will feature Toby Keith (presented by Ford F-series), Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Currington, Chase Rice, and more. Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Special one-day offer for Winstock fans

Lady Antebellum was on their way to the top when the trio performed on the Winstock Emerging Artist Stage in 2008, and now Winstock fans have a special ONE-DAY-ONLY offer to see their “Take Me Downtown” tour Friday, Feb. 7 in downtown Minneapolis! Joining the “Take Me Downtown” hitmakers will be GRAMMY-winning sensation Kacey Musgraves and Winstock ’13 alum Kip Moore.

Winstock fans can purchase an upper level ticket that is normally $44.50 (plus applicable fees) for just $35 (plus applicable fees)!

Tickets must be purchased online FRIDAY, JAN. 31 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.axs.com/events/243698/lady-antebellum-tickets?skin=targetcenter

Participants in this offer should click “discount offers” then enter password: festival

This is a special offer for fans of the Winstock Country Music Festival, which will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Winstock ’14 will feature Toby Keith (presented by Ford F-series), Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Currington, Chase Rice, and many more. Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Justin Moore, Chase Rice and more added to Winstock ’14 lineup

An entertainer whose star is continually on the rise, Justin Moore has been announced as the final national main stage act for Winstock 2014, set for June 13-14 in Winsted, MN. The K102 Wakeup Crew announced Nov. 26 that Moore will perform immediately before Winstock ‘14 headliner Toby Keith Saturday, June 14. Donna and Muss also revealed that hot up-and-comer Chase Rice will perform on Winstock’s emerging Artist Stage Friday, June 13. Keeping it in the family, Krystal Keith, who is Toby’s daughter, will perform on the Emerging Artist Stage Saturday, June 14.

Arkansas native Moore has begun making his mark on the country radio charts with three number-one hits in the anything but big city “Small Town USA,” the sentimental family embracing “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and the fidelity pledge “Til My Last Day,” in addition to the recent hit “Point at You.”

“We have heard some great things about Justin’s live shows, and we’re excited he’ll be part of Winstock ‘14,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “Chase Rice is also becoming increasingly-popular and will be the perfect fit for our Emerging Artist stage.”

Rice, the co-writer of the Florida Georgia Line hit “Cruise,” is also blazing his own trail into the country music world. After moving to Music City in late 2010, Rice recorded an album, Dirt Road Communion, on his own Dack Janiel’s label and quickly beat the odds. He landed it on the Billboard Country Album chart, and launched one of his singles, “How She Rolls,” onto Hot Country Songs. In a world dominated by corporations, that’s no small feat for an artist working on his own. “Cruise” literally re-wrote the country music history books, setting an all-time record by spending more weeks at number one on the country singles chart than any other song, and now Rice is writing his own country music history, one song and one show at a time.

No matter how compelling Krystal Keith’s voice, songwriting, self-titled EP and debut album Whiskey & Lace may be, there’s no getting around the shadow of a musical superstar in the room. Not that she’d want to, of course. Krystal’s father, Winstock Country Music Festival 2014 headliner Toby Keith contributed several songs and co-produced the project with Mark Wright.

“You can’t have a better mentor,” she said. “As a songwriter, as a vocalist – and he’s also my dad, so I get the best of all worlds wrapped up in one person.” Krystal made her national television debut in prime time as a teenager, singing “Mockingbird” with her father on a 2004 awards show.

Also announced were local acts Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and Tim Sigler Band. Shane Martin will perform Thursday night in the beer tent from 7-11 p.m., Maiden Dixie will kick things off on the main stage Friday at 4:30, Roadhouse 6 will perform Friday night on the emerging artist stage at 5:45 p.m. and again Saturday during the always-popular pre-show beer tent party at 10:30 a.m., and Tim Sigler will open the main stage Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday) will be joined at Winstock by Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, and Krystal Keith. One more emerging artist will be announced in the future.

The Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

The Winstock 2014 Rumble on the Road schedule has also been announced and can be found HERE. The Rumble on the Road features stops at area bars for top-notch music, drink specials, and visits from favorite radio personalities as we gear up for Winstock 2014.

Tickets and more information

Tickets to Winstock ‘14 are on sale, and can be purchased online at shop.winstockfestival.com or by calling 888-946-7865. Winstock’s VIP seating, along with campgrounds A and B, are sold out.

Winstock ‘13 was a complete sellout for the first time in its history, and organizers anticipate the same could easily happen in 2014. Fans are encouraged to place ticket orders early to guarantee their tickets and camp sites. General admission tickets cost $90 now through the April 13 earlybird deadline; reserved seating is $160, and camping passes are $95.

Information on Winstock ‘14 contests and promotions, sponsors, additional acts, and more will all be forthcoming over the next months. Stay in the know by signing up for Winstock E-mail news, and watch for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com.

Be sure and “like” the Winstock Country Music Festival on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, sign up for Winstock e-mail news, and watch our website to get the latest news.

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Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts announced as Winstock ‘14 headliners

Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts were announced as the headliners for Winstock Country Music Festival 2014. A majority of the main stage lineup for the two-day country music and camping festival June 13-14 in Winsted was revealed this morning by the K102 Wakeup Crew.

Joining Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday) will be Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Ashley Monroe, Mel Tillis, and Danielle Bradbery. One more main stage national act will be announced in the future, along with the regional acts and national emerging artists who will be appearing.

Toby Keith, presented by Ford F-Series, and Rascal Flatts bring a combined 46 number-one hits to the Winstock stage.

“Having these two top-of-the-line artists headline Winstock in 2014 is going to be a real treat for our fans,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson.

Building an unparalleled musical legacy, a vibrant career at the top levels of entertainment, and a business empire worthy of a Forbes cover isn’t easy, but it’s not complicated either. In Toby Keith’s case, there’s genius in the simplicity. Keith’s formula of continuing focus and musical discipline that has elevated his entertainment career, as well as ancillary businesses to support his efforts, will no doubt have Winstock goers raising their red Solo cups in salute when the Oklahoma native caps off Winstock’s 21st celebration.

Since their musical debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads, and delivered 14 number-one singles to the top of the charts. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting. The trio has been through almost a complete metamorphosis of the business aspects of their career over the past couple years, joining forces with a new record label and management team. What hasn’t changed is the soaring harmonies, superb musicianship, and their ability to write and select songs that speak to the hearts of their fans worldwide.

The Winstock 2014 headliners are complimented with radio mainstays Billy Currington (Friday) and Jerrod Niemann (Saturday), both who presently have songs on the charts and continue paving their way in the country music scene. Currington recently hit the number-one spot on the charts with “Hey Girl” and Niemann is quickly climbing the chart with “Drink to That All Night.” Ashley Monroe, performing Saturday at Winstock, is the real deal. Her songs resonate so profoundly because they reflect the experiences of an artist who, although she is just 27, has already seen both the best and worst that life has to offer.

A treat is in store for fans of the television show “The Voice” with the addition to the lineup of Season Four winner Danielle Bradbery (Friday), who became the highest selling and youngest artist in the show’s history. “The Heart Of Dixie” is following suit and is the first single from her soon to be released debut album on Big Machine Records. Coach Blake Shelton, who headlined Winstock ‘12, called Bradbery, “the most important artist to ever walk across The Voice stage.”

Winstock is honored to bring 2014 Heritage Act Mel Tillis (Saturday) to the stage for the first time. The consummate live performer and comedian is a true entertainer. Tillis has written well over 1,000 songs, and approximately 600 have been recorded by major artists. He has had thirty-six Top Ten singles, with nine of them going to number one. A childhood bout of malaria left him with a chronic stutter, a trait he turned to his advantage as part of his affable, down-home persona. His show is as much comedy as music, and people watching Tillis are guaranteed to be entertained.

The Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE. Watch for more acts to be announced in the coming months.

Tickets and more information
Tickets to Winstock ‘14 are now on sale, and can be purchased online at shop.winstockfestival.com or by calling 888-946-7865. When tickets went on sale Wednesday morning, Winstock’s VIP seating, along with campgrounds A and B, were sold out.

“The demand for tickets for 2014 was so high at the 2013 event that those three areas have already sold out,” Danielson said. “However, we have plenty of campsites, reserved seating, and general admission tickets available for those who want to enjoy Winstock ‘14.”

Winstock ‘13 was a complete sellout for the first time in its history, and organizers anticipate the same could easily happen in 2014. Fans are encouraged to place ticket orders early to guarantee their tickets and camp sites. General admission tickets cost $90 now through the April 13 earlybird deadline; reserved seating is $160, and camping passes are $100.

The Winstock committee and each Holy Trinity student expresses appreciation to all for the continuous support over the past 20 years.

Information on Winstock ‘14 contests and promotions, sponsors, additional acts, the Winstock 2014 Rumble on the Road, and more will all be forthcoming over the next months. Stay in the know by signing up for Winstock E-mail news, and watch for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com.

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It’s coming: Winstock ’14 lineup announcement Wednesday, Oct. 23

In just two short days, a majority of the main stage lineup for Winstock Country Music Festival 2014 will be announced. Tickets for the two-day country music and camping festival will also go on sale the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 23. Last year’s Winstock sold out for the first time in its history, and organizers anticipate the same could easily happen in 2014. Fans are encouraged to place ticket orders early to guarantee their tickets and camp sites.

The 21st annual Winstock will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Tune in to K102 during the morning hours Oct. 23 to hear the lineup as it is revealed for the first time, and also watch for another Winstock E-mail news blast, and updates to be made on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com.

The Winstock committee and each Holy Trinity student expresses appreciation to all for the continuous support over the past 20 years and is excited to share what is in store for Winstock 2014.

• Be sure and “like” the Winstock Country Music Festival on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, sign up for Winstock e-mail news, and watch our website to get the latest news.

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Celebrating 20 years of Winstock: WINSTOCK ’13 RECAP

Winstock’s 20th anniversary celebration is history as reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert took the stage for the first-ever Winstock sellout crowd of approximately 18,000 people.

“Our 20th anniversary will go down as the best ever,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “It’s a no-brainer for anyone who was at Winstock why Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year.”

Bryan performed a 90-minute set to close down the two-day show that also featured Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, 38 Special, Sawyer Brown, Neal McCoy, The Farm, Joel Crouse, Drake White, Charlie Worsham, the Greg Michaels Band, Maiden Dixie, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and DiamondBack.

Lambert was a last-minute addition to the schedule, replacing the group Pistol Annies, of which Lambert is part of.

“We’re sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to the Pistol Annies, but I don’t think the female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert let us down at all,” Danielson said. “We also brought back a couple tried-and-true favorites in Neal McCoy and Sawyer Brown, and they certainly lived up to their reputations as top-notch entertainers.”

The last three years of Winstock festivals have been locally dubbed the “triple crown of country music,” with popular artists Jason Aldean having performed in 2011, Blake Shelton in 2012, and now Luke Bryan this year.

The Winstock weekend weather overall stayed in line, despite a bit of rain Saturday evening and then again later into Sunday morning.

“As soon as the event was over, it started to rain,” Danielson said. “The Good Lord was with us again.”

With the sellout crowd also came a number of other sellouts – including things like food, mugs, and other merchandise items.

“We ran out of just about everything but beer,” Danielson said with a laugh. “We want to thank everybody for realizing this and bearing with us. It’s never happened before.”

Danielson said he’s glad the festival sold out at the 18,000 mark. Other than typical calls associated with an event of this nature, Danielson said there were no major incidents.

“We feel it was still a very safe and secure festival for all country fans who were there,” he said, adding “that even though space is limited, we’ll always strive to bring first-class entertainment to Winstock.”

Along with the first-class entertainment, Danielson is also quick to point out the first-class volunteer effort that more than 700 people offer to make Winstock happen.

“It’s impossible to put into words the gratitude we have for the entire Winsted community,” Danielson said. “The committee and all the students of Holy Trinity thank everyone who volunteers in any way and everyone who attends Winstock.”

WINSTOCK 2014

Next year’s dates for Winstock will be Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014.  If concert goers were unable to place their 2014 ticket order for Winstock at this year’s event, call 888-946-7865 by Monday, June 24 to renew or to place a new ticket order.
After June 24, watch www.winstockfestival.com to order 2014 Winstock tickets this fall.

Winstock Country Music Festival will take place in 2014 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN, centrally-located about a half hour west of the Twin Cities metro area. Find additional Winstock 2013 information at winstockfestival.com, on Facebook and Twitter, or by calling 888-946-7865.