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Nashville knows how to celebrate Independence Day. The massive July 4th "Let Freedom Sing!" event is a Music Row tradition - and for the second time in three years, Brad Paisley will headline the event. Brad did the honors in 2021, and returns to play the Jack Daniels Broadway Stage downtown that evening. He'll be joined by The War and Treaty, Langhorne Slim and Tierra Kennedy - as well as one of the most massive fireworks displays in the entire country. Later in the evening, the festivities will move from Broadway to Ascend Amphitheater for a live performance by the Nashville Symphony, synchronized to a massive fireworks display. There will also be the Amazon Family Fun Zone, which will take place at Music City Walk of Fame Park from noon until 5PM and will feature inflatables and live musical performances.
The Iowa State Fair announced their concert lineup yesterday, and it is stacked. Multiple genres are represented: rap (Ludacris), comedy (Jeff Dunham), Contemporary Christian (For King & Country) and pop (New Kids On The Block) - but by far the lion's share of the performance schedule definitely leans country. Big names are lined up, including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Tyler Hubbard and The Chicks. Check out the concert schedule for the 2023 Iowa State Fair and plan your road trips accordingly:
- Thursday, August 10th – For King + Country
- Friday, August 11th – Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line
- Saturday, August 12th – New Kids on the Block
- Sunday, August 13th – Eric Church
- Monday, August 14th – The Black Keys
- Tuesday, August 15th – Jeff Dunham
- Wednesday, August 16th – Lindsey Stirling
- Thursday, August 17th – Maren Morris
- Friday, August 18th – Ludacris
- Saturday, August 19th – The Chicks
- Sunday, August 20th – Jason Aldean
Blake Shelton continues to put his adventures in his corn field on social media. The country superstar took a ride on his Kubota tractor where he revealed a new word, combining his love of planting corn with the brand of his tractor. "Instead saying something stupid like 'I’m going to plant corn with my Kubota.' I have created the word "cornota". 'Honey I’ll be back later! I’m going to cornota...' Holy s**t it’s brilliant!!! #kubotacountry,” he captioned a social media post. Along with that, Blake, being the singer he is, made up a little ditty for when he climbs up on the big tractor, singing, "Corn in the truck, corn in the field..." Sounds like a hit to us!