It's almost time for another Taste of Country-Lansing show. To get ready for tomorrow night at Cooley Law School Stadium, I've dug up some interesting facts about each one of the artists. You know, in case you get backstage and meet them. Or, in case you want to be the expert in your row at the show.

 

Fact #1 - Eric Paslay has helped write some hit songs. He co-wrote Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart", Love and Thefts' "Angel Eyes" and Jake Owens' huge hit, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night":

Fact #2 - Michael Ray will be appearing as a guest star on CMT's "Nashville" TV show. Don't know when he'll be on, but I know the second half of the present season just started.

Fact #3 - Enjoy watching our buddy Brian Lorente on stage, because, after playing EVERYWHERE in Michigan, he's going to stop touring after this summer, to spend more time with his family. We wish him well and look forward to at least HEARING new stuff from him in the future.

Fact #4 - Randy Houser has also co-written some hit songs. Famously, he helped write Trace Adkins', "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" AND co-wrote the song "Back That Thing Up", which became a hit for Justin Moore back in 2008. Is there a "Back That Thing Up" duet planned for Friday night? We'll see.

And Fact #5 - Justin Moore is REALLY into hunting and fishing and outdoor stuff. He actually wrote "This is NRA Country" - the theme song for the NRA. I'm sure he wouldn't mind getting invited to your deer camp this fall. Plus, his wife Kate is about to give birth. Like, soon. He already has three girls. As a veteran of "girl world" - good luck, Justin.

 

 

 

 

Seeya at the show. And if you need tickets - here's the info.

 

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