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Country Music Takes Over Port St. Lucie, FL., October 3-7 With “Chillin’ on the Lucie”


More Artists to Be Announced, Will Bring World-Class Performances, “Chill” With Fans and Offer VIP Experiences, Packages Begin at $1,400

Grab your sunscreen and head down south for the Chillin’ on the Lucie music festival in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Oct. 3 - 7. Headlining will be country icon, Wynonna, with her band The Big Noise, and hit-maker Joe Nichols, with two more to be announced. RaeLynn, Thompson Square, Craig Campbell, Restless Heart, Love and Theft, Trent Tomlinson, Scooter Brown Band and Southern Halo are also scheduled to perform at the festival, with more acts to be announced. Tickets can be purchased here.

“Most country music festivals consist of 5 or 6 hours of music a day, but the cool thing about Chillin’ on the Lucie is that it’s not your typical festival. There will be non-stop music and activities from 8AM until 1AM the next morning.  We will have nightly concerts on the main stage as well as daily VIP experiences that include acoustic sets and meet and greets. For the really active guests, there will be live music and dancing after hours, along with all-day activities such as pool parties, adult games, water activities, yoga, golf, tennis and other sports, karaoke, tubing on the river plus all the food and alcohol you can handle. Roll all that up with great accommodations at a beautiful resort on the St. Lucie River and you’ve got one amazing country vacation experience!” - Greg Everhart, Founder/Travel Agent, Sunshine Tour and Travel, LLC, the producers of the event, in association with 117 Live.

Festival attendees can expect the very best accommodations from the all-inclusive Sandpiper Bay resort, Club Med. Room and event packages include four-nights accommodations in resort view or water view rooms with up to four guests, all-day food, drinks and alcohol, performances from top country music artists, daily sporting and water activities, and more. For more information, follow Chillin’ on the Lucie on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website at

About Chillin’ on the Lucie Chillin’ on the Lucie is brand new music festival beautiful Port St. Lucie, Fla., featuring over 20 artists and bands from headliners to discovery acts. Festival attendees can expect the very best accommodations from the all-inclusive resort, Club Med. Festival packages include four-night accommodations in resort view or water view rooms with up to four guests, all-day food, drinks and alcohol, performances from top country music artists, daily sporting and water activities, and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to get up close and interact with some of their favorite country music artists through drawings for VIP exclusive events including pool hangouts and acoustic sessions. For more information, follow Chillin’ on the Lucie on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website

About Wynonna & The Big Noise Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo "The Judds," Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).” Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that, “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”

About Joe Nichols Multi-platinum RED BOW recording artist Joe Nichols is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. His album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multi-week No. 1, gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” Nichols has six No. 1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl," and Top 10 smashes like "The Impossible," "If Nobody Believed In You," "What's A Guy Gotta Do," "Size Matters" and "I'll Wait For You." The 4X Grammy nominee is the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association. Nichols is currently touring the U.S. performing his own headlining dates. For information on Joe Nichols and a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit

About RaeLynn “Queens Don’t” is the first new music from RaeLynn since her debut record WildHorse arrived at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s All-Genre Albums Sales Chart upon release. Directed by Sean Hagwell, the accompanying “Queens Don’t” video, which has tallied over 2.5 million views since release, follows the ACM New Female Vocalist nominee through a full photoshoot, offering fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life. “Queens Don’t” has already been added to multiple playlists including Spotify’s Wild Country and Next from Nashville as well as Apple Music’s Best of the Week and Breaking Country. With over 230 million streams to date, RaeLynn is solidifying herself as a breakout artist. She co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on Wildhorse, which was recognized as one of the 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone and a Best Country Album by UPROXX and Stereogum in addition to being a “People’s Picks” by People. The album’s lead single, “Love Triangle,” tells her personal story in a way that “is a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents” (People), which media and fans immediately gravitated toward. “Queen’s Don’t” ushers in a new era for the singer-songwriter, who signed a new publishing deal with Tree Vibez Music (founded by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley) and released a special track, “Festival,” to coincide with the launch of Too Faced’s “Life’s A Festival” campaign. RaeLynn is the first country artist to be the face of a Too Faced line, which is available in stores worldwide. The breakout star has earned numerous award nominations from the Academy of Country Music, Radio Disney Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. She has performed on several national TV shows including TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers and ELLEN.

About Thompson Square Thompson Square is an internationally renowned Country duo created by the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Since breaking out in 2010 with the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the duo have gone on to score two Top 5 albums and romantic No. 1 hits in the U.S. and Australia (GOLD-certified “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”), while also racking up multiple GRAMMY nominations and three trophies as Vocal Duo of the Year from the ACM and CMA Awards. Beloved by modern Country fans, they have earned five Top 20 hits in total, with streaming numbers surpassing 600 million and a social media following of nearly 2 million. Thompson Square have been featured on mainstream TV franchises including The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and CBS This Morning, and have also earned critical praise from Rolling Stone, People Magazine, Glamour, Elle, USA Today and much more. After welcoming the birth of their first child in 2016 – a son named Rigney Cooper – Thompson Square are gearing up for the release of their third studio album, MASTERPIECE, which was produced by the duo with Grammy winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and perennial hit maker Dann Huff (Keith Urban).

About Craig Campbell Country singer-songwriter Craig Campbell’s neo-traditional sensibility and undeniable talent have made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike for nearly a decade. Since launching out of the legendary Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage, and into the Top 15 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with 2010’s heartfelt “Family Man,” Campbell has released two acclaimed studio albums and gathered over 1 billion radio airplay audience impressions. Singles like “Fish” have shown off the Lyons, Georgia, native’s down-home side, while the infectious romance of “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” rose into Country radio’s Top 10. A regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry and widely-praised entertainer, Campbell has been lauded by critical outlets like Rolling Stone Country and tastemakers like Country radio DJ Bobby Bones – who says “Seeing Craig perform live will change your perspective on what a well-rounded artist is.” He has been featured on NBC’s TODAY and Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, and is a frequent supporter of both the USO and Fight CRC, where he serves as a national spokesperson in the campaign against colorectal cancer. Last June, Campbell hosted the 5th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge, and has helped raise over $300,000 for the Fight CRC organization to date. Following the release of his latest hit, the uplifting 2016 ballad “Outskirts of Heaven,” Campbell has revealed a flirtatious new single – “See You Try” – and a brand new, seven-song EP of the same name on Broken Bow Records is set for June 8. He recently wrapped up Luke Bryan’s HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY Tour, and is currently headlining select dates nationwide. For more information on Craig Campbell visit

About Restless Heart Larry Stewart, John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg and Dave Innis, the powerful voices of Restless Heart, have enjoyed one of the most successful group careers in country music history. The band has placed more than 25 singles on the charts with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA and they have scored numerous awards--including the Academy of Country Music's "Top Vocal Group." Hits for Restless Heart include "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right)," "The Bluest Eyes In Texas,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” "That Rock Won't Roll" and more.  This year marks the group's 35th anniversary. For additional information, please visit:

About Love And Theft Love And Theft — Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson — launched with the No. 1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and top 10 hit “Runaway.” The longtime friends and bandmates have gone on to garner more than 3 billion radio impressions, over 300 million plays on Pandora, and are nearing 3 million music video streams for the critically acclaimed “Whiskey On My Breath,” an epic ballad that “returns Love And Theft to the harmony-rich sound that first turned heads when they started out,” (Rolling Stone). The ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo has built a loyal fan base through their high-energy shows, infectious harmonies, and signature songwriting and is poised for the next chapter in their musical journey. The pair is currently putting the final touches on their fourth studio album, produced by legendary music icon Jim Ed Norman, and will release on Curb Records later this year. Join the band’s more than one million fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LoveAndTheft and get tickets to catch them on tour at

About Trent Tomlinson After numerous deals cut short due to labels that went bankrupt or were being taken over, Trent Tomlinson landed a songwriting deal with Cal IV Entertainment. Some of his songs were recorded by Emerson Drive and Blue County on their respective debut albums. Tomlinson’s debut single, “Drunker Than Me,” was released in late 2005, followed by his album Country Is My Rock. Two additional singles were also released from the album: “One Wing in the Fire” and “Just Might Have Her Radio On.” Tomlinson also co-wrote the tracks “Missing Missouri” on Sara Evans’ 2005 album Real Fine Place and “Why Can’t I Leave Her Alone” on George Strait’s 2006 album It Just Comes Natural. In 2008, Tomlinson was the second artist signed to Lyric Street’s subsidiary label, Carolwood Records. His fourth single, “That’s How It Still Oughta Be,” made its chart debut in January 2009. That song fell from the charts in May 2009 and was replaced by “Henry Cartwright’s Produce Stand.” Another single, “Angels Like Her,”, was released on October 26, 2009. All three songs were included on an EP titled A Guy Like Me. Tomlinson released “Man Without a Woman” via Skyville Records in 2011, but did not release an album. In 2014, Parmalee released the single “Close Your Eyes,” co-written by Tomlinson, which went to No. 1. Trent Currently has a publishing deal with Mucho Love Music, and recently dropped his new album That’s What’s Working Right Now. As an artist he has found great success with the first single “When She Goes There,” and is currently anticipating even more with the title track being released as the second single. As a writer, Trent’s song for Brett Young “In Case You Didn’t Know” went No. 1 and has sold Triple Platinum as a single.

About Scooter Brown Band After 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scott Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. The Scooter Brown Band was formed and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. Along with their growing notoriety came their first radio single "Apology." Other regional radio releases were soon to follow and include "Whiskey Talkin", "Soldiers Christmas Eve", "Feels Like Home,", and "Summer Song". The band has released a number of independent albums, strengthening their chops in the studio, however they truly shine in their live show. SBB has toured the country and opened for some of their biggest influences including Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. For the last year the band has been building a new era in their career and are gearing up for the release of their newest project this Fall -- defining modern southern rock. For more information, please . To keep up with the Scooter Brown Band on social media, follow them at @scooterbrownbnd on Twitter & Instagram and on Facebook.

About Southern Halo The Mississippi Delta is revered as the birthplace of the Blues and Rock & Roll.  Soon, it will also be recognized as the home of Southern Halo, a soulful sister trio hailing from the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi.  Growing up in an area so rich in musical history had its benefits for Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris: a close-knit family nurtured the girls love of music and community support helped boost the siblings’ confidence. They have crafted a blend of “new” Country and Classic Country with a dash of Southern Rock to create CPR: Country/Pop/Rock. It’s a youthful, signature sound made immediately recognizable by the sweet sibling harmonies that are fast-becoming their trademark.  The girls have opened for top-tier acts Dionne Warwick, B.B. King, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr, Maren Morris, Love and Theft, Randy Houser, John Michael Montgomery, Parmalee, Old Dominion, Jamie Lynn Spears, American Young, Craig Campbell, Uncle Kracker, and Julie Roberts The trio released their current single, “Anything Is Possible,” January 29, and their new album, Just Like In The Movies, in April. Keep up with Southern Halo on their website at


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