Sam Hunt to Curate, Headline Inaugural Nashional Music Festival
Judah & the Lion, Fetty Wap, Kyle, Lany and Quinn XCII are three others announced for the genre-bending music festival, set to take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall on April 20-21. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 9 through Ticketmaster. Single day and two-day tickets will be available.
Hunt helped select the lineup for the Nashional, saying that he wants to create an experience that celebrates music, community and everything they mean to each other and this city. The shows will be his first of 2018, coming five weeks before he joins Luke Bryan for the just-announced stadium portion of the What Makes You Country Tour. The 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival headliner has limited dates on his calendar, but he promises new music sooner than later.
Last year Hunt headlined his 15 in a 30 Tour with opening acts Chris Janson and Maren Morris. He's been mostly quiet since, with no music since the release of "Body Like a Back Road" and a low profile at the 2018 Grammys. In 2017 he married longtime off-and-on girlfriend Hannah Lee Fowler. Since then he's indicated that he'll be slowing down somewhat to focus on their relationship and other interests.
Chelsea Cutler, country duo Muscadine Bloodline and Ernest K will also play the Nashional.
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