Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Anticipation High for Big E Entertainment Lineup

With several artists sure to deliver the goods, The Big E’s entertainment lineup is promising to be one to remember. Artists are gearing up for the 2009 Fair, and drawing a great deal of anticipation and excitement from fans. With less than 3 weeks until Opening Day, artists are stirring up interest for what will be one of the major tour stops.

The only ticketed concert this year featuring the popular Country music band, Sugarland, sold out quickly. Since receiving the Breakthrough Favorite New Artist award at the American Music Awards in 2005, Sugarland has taken the Country music industry by storm. Radio and fans alike have embraced their singles, “Baby Girl,” “Something More,” “Settlin’,” “All I Want To Do” and “Stay.”

It’s an understatement to say that Sugarland has come a long way fast. They have been honored as the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) 2009 Duo of the Year. They also won the Country Music Association’s 2008 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Country Song for "Stay."

Sugarland has been touring all over the country, and recently performed in front of a sold out crowd at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. With over 80,000 fans coming out to support Sugarland only a month before the band returns to Massachusetts, emotions will run high and excitement and enthusiasm will remain for one of the most popular Country bands in the nation.

Jamey Johnson is touring and will stop at The Big E on Sept. 27 in a free show. Johnson won the ACM song of the year with his hit single “In Color” and his new single, titled “My Way to You,” is climbing the charts. Rolling Stone described the song as “A guilt-scarred tune by Country’s top outlaw that begins like a honky-tonk hangover and ends like a hair-metal power ballad.”

Teen phenomenon Charice has also been generating excitement with a strong fan base located right here five thousand miles away from her native Manila in the Philippines. She is currently working on her first album under the direction of David Foster. Backed by the powerhouse of “The Hitman,” Charice is destined for major stardom.
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