Highway 49 Fest set for September 28

On Saturday, September 28, the City of Richland will hold its annual Hwy 49 Fest. The event is held at the Richland soccer fields beside the Richland Community Center.

Organizers have released the music line up for this year’s event, and included are three country music artists.

Capitol Records Nashville’s Adam Hambrick grew up in Corinth, Mississippi, influenced by artists such as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, John Mayer and The Foo Fighters. Growing up, Hambrick’s musical roots were grounded in the church singing hymns with his family, where his dad was a Baptist pastor and his mom played piano. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas, the singer-songwriter made an appearance on Good Morning Arkansas, where fellow Arkansas-native and country star Justin Moore happened to be watching and was impressed by Hambrick’s unique voice and distinctive songs. Soon after, Moore’s producer Jeremy Stover reached out, opening the door for Hambrick to move to Nashville and pursue music full-time.

Since then, Hambrick has written a multitude of songs and had numerous cuts for other artists including Miranda Lambert and Eli Young Band, as well as No. 1 hits for Dan + Shay (“How Not To”) and Justin Moore (“Somebody Else Will.”). Hambrick is currently working on his debut album with producers Andrew DeRoberts (James Blunt, Miley Cyrus) and Paul DiGiovanni (Blake Shelton, Jordan Davis). His first single, Rockin’ All Night Long, is resonating with country music fans everywhere as it recalls the nostalgic late-night memories made throughout life.

Highway 49 Fest set for September 28

Hambrick has been touring with some of Nashville’s top country artists. He will play from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m.

Playing from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be Dillon Carmichael, who writes most of his own music and has an old country sound.

Critics and fans from across the musical spectrum found much to fall in love with this past fall when Dillon Carmichael unleashed his debut, Hell On An Angel. Produced by Dave Cobb, the studio guru behind country radio powerhouses like Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band, the album merged a sonically progressive palette with a tasteful reverence for the past and wrapped it all up with a director’s eye for detail, creating a stunning collection that was at once old-school and modern, traditional and contemporary, timeless and timely. 

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