If big shows by Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean have not been enough for Bluegrass-area country fans this fall, WBUL-FM 98.1 is ending the year with a lineup that echoes its big July festival.
Call it Red, White & Boom unplugged.
The Bull calls it Acoustic Jam 2014, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, and the crowd at the Lexington Opera House will be a fraction of the size of the Boom audience at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. But that is part of the appeal of seeing shows by national artists at the 940-seat Opera House: being up close and personal with the stars.
Topping the lineup for this show will be Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Joe Nichols, American Idol champion Scotty McCreery, and both parts of Jessamine County’s country-star Montgomery family: John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry — John Michael’s older brother, Eddie Montgomery, and their friend Troy Gentry.
Also in the lineup is Sam Hunt, whose debut album dropped this week to rave reviews; Voice competitor RaeLynn, whose current song is God Made Girls; Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame and Maddie & Tae, whose hit is Girl in a Country Song.
Also, as with WBUL’s RW&B, there will two acts to be named later. But tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 7) for $107.50, including fees. Proceeds benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital.