Seattle lacks a country music identity, but it certainly doesn't lack country music fans. Evidence of the city's twangy passion can be found in the ticket sales for Watershed Music Festival, the Gorge's annual country music bash. Last year's fest sold out in relively short order, and this year's lineup looks to be even more loaded with country stars.
Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum head to the Gorge August 1–3 to headline Watershed 2014. McGraw can boast about having eleven consectutive albums debut at #1 on the country charts (all of which peaked top 5 on the Billboard 200) and he makes up one-half of country's royal couple (along with his wife, Faith Hill). Lady Antebellum might be the genre's most popular group act, having sold over 10 million albums (country artists can still sell albums!), and cleaned up at the 2011 Grammys winning five trophies including Song and Record of the Year for the hit "Need You Now." The weekend also features the likes of Jake Owen and Billy Currington, with more artists yet to be annouced.
Tickets for Watershed Music Festival 2014 go on sale Thursday, March 13 at 10am on livenation.com. Three-day festival passes cost $175. Oddly, unlike Sasquatch! Festival at the Gorge, camping for Watershed is sold separately, and runs $175–$375.
Initial Watershed Music Festival 2014 Lineup:
Tim McGraw / Lady Antebellum / Jake Owen / Billy Currington / Eli Young Band / Joe Diffie / Randy Houser / Justin Moore / Kip Moore / Cassadee Pope / Eli Young Band / Chase Rice / Dallas Smith
Watershed Music Festival 2014
Aug 1–3, Gorge Amphitheatre (George, WA), $175