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[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ]
[ Additional Contacts: Annie Kooy, Marketing & Communications, (479) 715-6100 or Annie.Kooy@octagon.com; Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director, (479) 715-6103 or Lenny.Francoeur@octagon.com ]
March 6, 2014
Toyota Texas Bass Classic Brings Texas Sized Entertainment to Lake Fork May 9-11, 2014
Limited tickets available at your local Toyota dealers, Academy Sports +Outdoors, Brookshire's and www.ToyotaTexasBassClassic.com
QUITMAN--The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is returning to Lake Fork in a big way. The Sabine River Authority in Quitman will again host this world-class bass fishing tournament and outdoor country music festival. We are proud to announce our exceptional entertainment this year, featuring country super stars, Pat Green, Little Big Town, and Justin Moore.
"The anticipation and excitement for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic is off the charts this year. TTBC will be bringing premiere country music artists, as well as the world's best anglers to Lake Fork. We hope to break records on and off the water" said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. "Not only do we have family friendly ticket prices, but the sale of tickets will help us in our ongoing effort to support the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department."
Single day, general admission tickets are available for $15 in advance (or $25 at the gate). That ticket includes parking and kids 17 and under get in free with a ticketed adult. Pat Green will be kicking off Friday's country music concert and Little Big Town will take the stage on Saturday, May 10. Rounding out the event's entertainment will be Justin Moore, Sunday, May 11. In addition to the headlining entertainment artists, the TTBC will also feature a variety of regional bands including Tyler and the Tribe, Southern Slang, Backroad Anthem, and Sister C. Tickets are available now at www.ToyotaTexasBassClassic.com, your local Toyota dealerships, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Brookshire's.
A three-time Grammy nominee, Pat Green has become a cultural force across the country selling out venues from Nokia Theater in Times Square to the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Green's explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite and a hot ticket, landing tours with the likes of Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews Band. Named "the Springsteen of the South West" in People Magazine, Green has sold over 2 million albums, released a collection of hits at country radio and has been praised in Esquire, Blender, Billboard and USA Today.
Critically acclaimed country group, Little Big Town -- consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook -- first entered the music scene over 13 years ago with hits such as "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home," "Good As Gone" and Grammy-nominated single "Little White Church." The quartet's fifth studio album Tornado was released on September 11, 2012 and debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart where it stayed in the #1 position for five consecutive weeks. The album recently received platinum certification with sales of over 1 million copies. Tornado, produced by Jay Joyce, includes 2x platinum-selling #1 hit single "Pontoon" and follow-up single and title-track "Tornado" which also peaked in the #1 position. The Grammy-nominated track, "Your Side of the Bed" and current single "Sober" are also featured on the album. Collectively, the group has earned over 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group, CMA Single of the Year ("Pontoon"), CMA Vocal Group of the Year (2012 and 2013), ACM Vocal Group of the Year, ACM Video of the Year ("Tornado"), a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance ("Pontoon") and an Emmy award (Outstanding Original Song-"Good Afternoon"). The foursome recently wrapped up their sold-out headlining tour and is also a tour with Keith Urban.
Little Big Town is currently working on a new album, which is expected for release later this year. The first single off of the new record entitled "Day Drinking" should hit country radio in late spring.
For a second consecutive time, Justin Moore debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #2 on the all-genre chart with OFF THE BEATEN PATH. The project has already produced Justin's fourth #1, "Point At You," and current Top 25-and-rising single "Lettin' The Night Roll," which has sold over 120,000 downloads. Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums - JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME - Justin has sold over 5.3 million digital downloads. While his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama "NASHVILLE," Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind, he has been profiled by publications such as The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today. Justin is currently headlining the OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR with special guests Randy Houser and Josh Thompson. Beginning March 24, fans can vote daily at www.voteacm.com to help Justin bring home the ACM New Artist of the Year trophy during April 2 awards show, airing on CBS. Visit www.moorejustinmusic.com for tour dates and more.
The 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic will host a stellar 50-angler field, assembled from the top professional leagues, including the PAA Tournament Series, Bassmaster Elite Series and the Walmart FLW Tour, creating a true bass fishing world championship. The TTBC is an outdoor festival that includes exceptional entertainment and a variety of family and industry activities.
Current sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shop, Leer Truck Caps, HOLT Cat, Ugly Stik, Republic Services, Tellespen, ATX Wheels, Geico, Yamaha, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Brookshire's, TLC Radio, KMOO Radio, KYKX 105.7, 104.1 The Ranch, the Coca-Cola Company, & the Sabine River Authority.
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