Performers2024 Lineup! MEET THE ARTISTS & SONGWRITERS Rodney ClawsonBorn and raised in Gruver, Texas, Rodney Clawson developed a passion for sowing and cultivating the fruits of his labor from a young age. The farmer-turned-songwriter proudly attended West Texas A&M and was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. Since signing his publishing deal in 2000, Clawson has written an outstanding 24 Number One songs and has had 8 additional songs reach the Top 10. He has had a hand in writing songs recorded by country music’s biggest names including George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Morgan Wallen, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, and many more. His compelling and clever storytelling born from his Texas roots has earned him multiple nominations for Best Country Song at the GRAMMY Awards and multiple Song of the Year nominations at the CMA Awards and the ACM Awards and to date has earned six CMA Triple Play Awards (writing three Number One songs in a calendar year). Tyler Farr“One of the best male vocalists in Country music today” (Taste of Country), Tyler Farr is the first artist signed to Jason Aldean’s Night Train Records/BBR Music Group. The Country-rocker, with three No.1 songs to his credit (“Redneck Crazy,” “Whiskey in My Water,” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”) broke onto the scene with the 2013 release of his debut album, Redneck Crazy, which landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. Farr’s Platinum-selling title-track “Redneck Crazy” projected Farr forward to celebrate back-to-back No. 1 singles, including his first No. 1 as a songwriter, with his Platinum-certified hit “Whiskey in my Water.” His sophomore album, Suffer In Peace, followed suit, also making its debut in the Top 5 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Billboard Country Albums Charts, leading Farr to become the only solo male Country artist in the past decade to have their first two studio albums debut in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Known for his love for our military and his passion for the outdoors, the opera-trained singer quickly earned coveted slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs & more. Lucas HogeWith equal ease and finesse, No. 1 Billboard-charting artist Lucas Hoge can craft a song, cast a line or call in a turkey in front of a film crew, all while holding an audience's attention on stage when performing. As a warm, engaging television host on "Hoge Wild," his own weekly series airing in over 135 million homes on Sportsman Channel and Heartland Network. Lucas takes viewers across the globe as he travels to New Zealand, Bolivia, South Africa and unchartered territory in North America. With a guitar in one hand and a bow in the other, Lucas treks the world to amplify his passion for the outdoors and change the narrative around conservation with each "Hoge Wild" episode. Lucas will be releasing a new album called "Book About Me" with all songs co-written by Lucas. The album will highlight his small town roots. Lucas will collaborate with Forrie Smith (who plays Lloyd on Yellowstone) on his song "When A Cowboy Prays" which will be the first song released from the new album. Lucas' song "Hey Christmas" was the title song to the new Jenna Kramer Christmas movie titled "A Cowboy Christmas Romance", Dec 2023. Jamie PaulinHailing from the small logging and farming community of Adna, Washington, Jamie Paulin’s love of country music started at five years old when his grandmother introduced him to Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs album. He cites Merle Haggard, George Strait, Steve Earle, John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and John Schneider as artists who have inspired him. Paulin first started writing songs at the age of 11 and moved to Nashville in 1998. Paulin has penned No. 1 hits for Chris Janson (“Done”) and Kenny Chesney (“Happy Does”), and has had numerous other successful cuts including Justin Moore‘s hit single “Backwoods” and Tim McGraw’s “How I’ll Always Be” from his 2015 studio album Damn Country Music as well as his latest Greatest Hits collection. Paulin has also had songs recorded by Jordan Davis, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown, Ian Munsick, Shane Proffit, Travis Denning, Scotty McCreery, Jack Ingram and Frank Ray. Phillip LammondsNo matter how you slice it, Phillip Lammonds had a good thing going.Decades after carving out the reputation of a songwriter’s songwriter – a dedicated country tunesmith with as much poetic skill as commercial common sense – he’d settled in to his role as a behind-the-scenes hit maker paid to do what he loves … and if he’s honest, that was enough.Combining an insightful creative spirit with a love of Southern sonic tradition (and a bit of meandering good ol’ boy whimsy), his world revolved around the twin poles of penning tunes in Nashville, and then heading home to fish and raise a family. But even so, the results were undeniable. Success came with cuts by Hootie & the Blowfish (“One Love”), Lee Brice (“Best Part of Me,” “My Carolina”), Craig Morgan (“Love Loves a Long Night”) and many others, and over the years, many of those collaborators had turned into close friends. Best of all, he didn’t have any of the hassle that came with being an “artist.” No interviews. No travel. No ego driven power struggles. … No drama.Looking back now, it’s actually kind of impressive he pulled it off for so long. But after more than 4,000 songs and decades of under-the-radar appreciation, Lammonds has been pushed out his shadowy comfort zone. The rootsy-yet-refined Cowboy Things marks his long overdue album debut – and the rare moment an unsung hero steps up to the mic Stephen CovellStephen Covell first began learning piano at 6 years old and picked up a guitar at 17. He has been writing and recording music ever since. A classically trained vocalist, Stephen attended the University of Arizona’s Vocal Performance program and performed with the University Symphonic Choir. He served in the Army from 2006-2010 as a combat medic in the 82nd Airborne. Briefly accepted into the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus, Stephen’s chain of command had other plans, and he instead deployed on two combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Andrew WiscombeA folk musician based out of Utah, Andrew Wiscombe’s style has been referred to as foot-stompin’ street music. He showcases his musical talents in one-man band fashion, playing up to five instruments at once. A Berklee trained award-winning songwriter, Andrew has a unique ability to clothe stories, words, and emotions in American roots music. A married father of two boys and former U.S. Army sniper, he joined Operation Encore with “The River, the Lark, the Pine,” an upbeat song about having the guts to play music in front of people, and being okay with yourself regardless of what others think Americana seems to be a catch-all phrase, a buzzword in the arts scene. There are those that sing the songs and there are those that have lived the tales. Rarely there are those who do both. Andrew Wiscombe is a folk musician from rural America, raised in a blue collar family, educated in her schools, and a soldier in her wars. A laborer for her farms, factories, prisons, rail yards and restaurants. He understands the life of the working class family.2023 Past performers Lucas Hodge PAUL OVERSTREET LINDSAY ELL CRAIG CAMPBELL PHIL BARTON FOREST WHITEHEAD TRENT TOMLINSON CAMERON BEDELL TIM GATES TYREE WOODS JB BROWN Lucas HodgeHoge is a No. 1 Billboard selling country artist and host of "Hoge Wild" TV show airing on Sportsman Channel. Lucas' album "Dirty South" ascended to the #1 Billboard sales chart in 2017 and was the Top 5 Country Album. Lucas has written theme songs for Animal Planet, GAC TV show with Blake Shelton, a Lipton Tea Jingle and appeared on the Hallmark channel performing his original Christmas music.His TV show airs in 55 million homes and Lucas uses his guitar as his passport to hunt, fish, scuba dive and perform around the world. PAUL OVERSTREETPaul Overstreet is a two time Grammy Award winning, country music singer-songwriter. Not only writing hits for himself, Paul has also penned #1 songs for: Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Keith Whitley, Allison Krauss, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, and George Jones.He received the TRMA award in October of 2020 for "Song of the Year" for the title cut. His new single, "Wine, Sunshine, and An Ocean" was just released this fall and will be followed with his 2nd "Beach" CD. As a songwriter, Overstreet has written and co-written 27 top ten songs, his first being George Jones' Same Ole Me. His TV show airs in 55 million homes and Lucas uses his guitar as his passport to hunt, fish, scuba dive and perform around the world. LINDSAY ELLLindsay Ell's, The Project, debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017.”Most recently, she scored her first No. 1 with “What Happens in a Small Town,” her duet with Brantley Gilbert – another milestone moment making her the first Canadian artist to hit No. 1 in the US since 2007.Ell’s nominations do not stop there, she is a 2x 2020 ACM nominee for New Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year. His TV show airs in 55 million homes and Lucas uses his guitar as his passport to hunt, fish, scuba dive and perform around the world. CRAIG CAMPBELLHis first single, the sentimental ballad “Family Man”, hit the top 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart in 2011. “Outta My Head” also cracked the top 15, while the catchy tune “Fish” garnered more than 10 million on demand streams. His 2014 breakout hit “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” was on its way up the charts which landed the single well inside the Top 10. Another door opened for Campbell in the form of Red Bow Records, a division of the Broken Bow umbrella. “Tomorrow Tonight” made it into the top 40, followed by perhaps his most poignant and well known work to date, “Outskirts of Heaven.” PHIL BARTONPhil Barton is an Australian songwriter living in Nashville, TN. He had his first No. 1 with the Lee Brice smash, A Woman Like You. His songs have been recorded by Lee Brice, Rachel Wammack, Trea Landon, Brad Cox, Amy Shephard, Sara Evans, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lynch, Morgan Evans, LOCASH, and many more.Along with his success in American Country Music, Phil has had multiple Top Ten singles in Canada with artists like Tim Hicks, Chad Brownlee, The Washboard Union, Jojo Mason, and Meghan Patrick FOREST WHITEHEADWhitehead has produced 5 number one country songs (including Peter Pan, Legends, Yeah Boy, and Love Me Like You Mean It) and is most recognized for being the founding producer of country superstar Kelsea Ballerini.Forest has had several grammy nominations for his work including a 2018 Grammy nomination for Kelsea Ballerini’s sophomore project and in 2021 & 2022 received Grammy Nominations for his work with country artist Mickey Guyton.He's written songs for: Dylan Scott, Brantley Gilbert, Maddie And Taye, and many others. TRENT TOMLINSONTrent Tomlinson has written songs for Brett Young, Aaron Lewis, Parmalee, Gretchen Wilson, Chris Young, Love and Theft, William Michael Morgan and Colt Ford plus the Certified Gold single: "Damn Strait" by Scotty McCreery. Trent was signed to Lyric Street Records in 2005, with his debut album Country Is My Rock, released in early 2006. This album produced three Top 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Drunker Than Me" at No. 19, "One Wing in the Fire" at No. 11, and "Just Might Have Her Radio On" at No. 21. CAMERON BEDELLSince signing his first publishing deal with Liz Rose Music and Warner Chappell music, he penned his first two-week number one on country radio with Jimmie Allen’s, down home. He also had Sony Music Nashville duo, Seaforth’s first radio single Breakups. Bedell has notable cuts on artists such as Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Jimmie Allen, Ryan Griffin, Lauren Alaina, etc. TIM GATESTim is a singer, songwriter, and member of the country group Due West. He is also a member of The Nashville Tribute Band.Gates formed Due West with Matt Lopez and Brad Hull in 2004 andcame close to signing a contract with RCA Records Nashville, self-released its first single, “I Get That All the Time,” and created a music video that premiered on Great American Country (GAC). “I Get That All the Time” was the highest-ranking single from a self-released act on the Music Row Country Break Out chart in 2009. The video made it to the #3 spot on the GAC Top 20 Countdown. The group’s second single, “When the Smoke Clears,” was released as a music video in 2011. Both of the singles made it into the top 20 of Great American Country. TYREE WOODSTyree Woods is an award winning singer songwriter as well as founder and frontman of the Steamboat Springs based soulgrass band Buffalo Commons. Born and raised in Muskegon Heights MI, he transplanted to Colorado by way of the US Army in 2006. As a highly decorated combat soldier Tyree is a veteran of both love and war with 8 years of service including 2 combat tours.Upon being injured during his last tour in 2012 Tyree was medically retired, and moved to the Yampa Valley, where he reconnected with his life long passion of music, specifically songwriting. JB BROWNAfter years of being a front man in rock bands, JB ultimately wanted to become a country artist as that was always in his heart since he was a young boy. He finally got the chance in 2017 when he released his first single “Love Don’t Live Here” and never looked back.JB has over 80 million streams worldwide with songs such as “Church Pew”, “Tonight”, and “Oceans”.JB served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and was ultimately medically retired from injuries sustained in combat operations in Iraq.