Miranda Lambert Announced as Third Headliner at Taste of Country Music Festival
Taste of Country Music Festival ended the wait to reveal its third headliner for its 2017 festival on Thursday, announcing that superstar Miranda Lambert will take the stage.
Lambert, the seven-time winner of the Academy of Country Music's Female Vocalist of the Year award, joins Jason Aldean and Sam Hunt as headliners for the fifth-annual festival, which is June 7-9, 2017, in Hunter Mountain, N.Y.
The festival also announced the addition of country stars Chris Young, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr and Maren Morris to its 2017 lineup.
In 2015 Lambert became the first woman to win the Country Music Association's award for Album of the Year twice. Between the CMAs and ACMs, Lambert has 36 total awards, with another two wins at the GRAMMYs.
Lambert's latest album, The Weight of These Wings, was released in November to major critical acclaim. Rolling Stone named the album one of its 50 best of 2016.
Young has been one of country music's fastest-rising stars since he hit the scene in 2009. He has since released seven singles to reach No. 1 on the charts and his latest album, I'm Comin' Over, hit No. 1 on the Top Country Albums and No. 5 on the Top 200 charts on Billboard.
Moore and Farr are two more names who are not strangers in country music. Moore was nominated for New Artist of the Year by the ACMs and CMAs and his 2011 hit, "Somethin' About a Truck," was one of the biggest songs of the year.
Farr broke out in 2013 with the release of his single, "Redneck Crazy," and he followed up with two more hits in "Whiskey in My Water" and "A Guy Walks Into a Bar."
Morris has been one of the hottest names in country music in 2016, recently winning the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year. Her hit, "My Church," launched her into stardom and recently was certified Platinum.
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