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Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour on June 30

Music Festival to Feature Hot Headliners and Hit-Making Singer/Songwriters

ctdbackgroundWillie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 will make a highly anticipated stop in Mission on June 30 when eight top country acts and six emerging singer/songwriters take the stage at Las Palmas Race Park for a one-of-a-kind-festival experience.

The only tour of its kind in the world of country music, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour 2011 features eight headliners, including Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Recently added to the tour, Drake White, is sure to entertain with his signature freestyle twist on original songs, ad-libs and audience participation antics.

In its second year, Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 is also known for putting up-and-coming singer/songwriters in the limelight all across the country as they are spotlighted on the specially designed Bluebird Cafe stage and also perform during the main stage set changes. Adam Hood, Caitlyn Smith, Austin Lucas, Brent Cobb, Dani Flowers, and Erin Enderlin were specially selected to join the tour and treat fans to the opportunity to hear some of Nashville’s best in the unique and intimate “in-the-round”-style sets made famous at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe.

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The Tour is sponsored by Country Weekly, Harley-Davidson, Dickies, CMT, NAMM, the Bluebird Cafe, BMI, Yallwire, Keep a Breast, Shirts For A Cure, Azunia, Southwest Airlines, Warner Music Nashville and US Marines.

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