Weston Burt Says Taste of Country Festival Will Take Him Back to His College Days
Newcomer Weston Burt's debut single 'Lucky Sometimes' has cracked country radio in a big way, especially on Sirius XM's the Highway channel. The uptempo cut finds a new way to say "I love you," and fans enjoy singing it back to him during live shows. They'll get another chance after Willie Nelson performs on opening night of the Taste of Country Music Festival.
Burt's June 13 gig will be the first of the late night performances that end each day of the Fest. Parmalee and the LoCash Cowboys are also playing that day. Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and Hunter Hayes are a few of the other stars to take the stage during the three-day festival in Hunter, N.Y.
"Everyone will be in a great mood once Willie finishes playing, how can you not be?" Burt tells Taste of Country. "I look forward to having everyone ease over to my stage ready to rock and be loud. My set will be wide open and full of energy. Playing this late is taking me back to my college days, so this is where I'm strongest!"
The 27-year-old Fort. Payne, Ala. native is the first of two late-night performers on June 13. He will be followed by the Hop City Hellcats. Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols and Billy Currington will also play the festival, which is nestled in the Catskills Mountains, just two hours from New York City.