Superstar Tim McGraw to Headline “99.5 WYCD Hoedown powered by RAM” at Pine Knob Music Theatre Saturday, May 20
(DETROIT – February 28, 2023) – Audacy’s 99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Country (WYCD-FM) will host its annual “99.5 WYCD Hoedown powered by RAM” at Pine Knob Music Theatre on Saturday, May 20. The event will feature a headlining performance three-time Grammy® winner and superstar Tim McGraw and feature acts across two stages, including main stage performances from Chris Janson and Kassi Ashton. Doors open with access to the Festival Stage grounds at 3 p.m. with artists performing on the Festival Stage to be announced soon. Pine Knob Music Theatre is presented by Proud Partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.
“There’s one artist that we have wanted for Hoedown for years and it’s Tim McGraw!” exclaimed 99.5 WYCD Program Director Tim Roberts. “YCD Nation is ready for this epic show at Pine Knob!”
Tim McGraw is a Grammy® Award-winning entertainer, author and actor who has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 45 number one singles. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, has four New York Times bestselling books to his credit and has acted in such movies as Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. He is the founder and inspiration behind health and fitness brand, TRUMAV. McGraw is considered one of the most successful touring acts in the history of country music. His last solo project spawned one of the biggest hit singles of all time, “Humble and Kind,” whose message continues to impact fans around the world.
Chris Janson, proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and multi-platinum songwriter and artist, is part of country’s new breed. In touch with the lighter side of life with self-penned No. 1s “Fix A Drink,” “Good Vibes,” and the triple platinum “Buy Me A Boat,” as well as the more thoughtful truths of “Done,” “Things You Can’t Live Without,” and the CMA Song of the Year nominee and ACM Video of the Year “Drunk Girl.” Both “Boat” and “Girl” were named to the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s prestigious “Songs I Wish I Wish I’d Written” list, which is why artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), Justin Moore (“Off The Beaten Path”), Cody Johnson (“Let’s Build A Fire”), and the iconic Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”) reach for Janson’s songs for their own projects.
Beyond his artistry are his live shows, where all that heart-on-the-four-wheeler songwriting meets the fans where they come to rock. Rolling Stone proclaimed him “a live legacy in the making,” and Janson is a frequent presence at the nation’s biggest country festivals, tours and unexpected sit-ins. For a man known for his outdoors lifestyle and collaborations with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, making music from his own life has established the harmonica-forward multi-instrumentalist the go-to guy for young country for the last decade.
With a little bit of rock, a hell of a lot of soul, and a throwback R&B groove, Kassi Ashton has crash landed on country radio. “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” her irresistible debut radio single dropped in February, on the eve of her own 28th birthday. The release marks the critical next step for the buzzy young singer. Named to Ones to Watch lists by publications like Huffington Post and The Tennessean, Ashton spent 2019 as one of the openers on Maren Morris’s GIRL World Tour. In 2018, she was featured on Keith Urban’s CMA Album of the Year-nominated LP, Graffiti U.
For more information on the “99.5 WYCD Hoedown,” please visit audacy.com/wycd and follow the WYCD Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.