Ticket sales ramp up for May 14 country music concert featuring Florida Georgia Line at Baptist Health Systems campus in Madison
C Spire Live performance will pair contemporary country act with performers Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and newcomer Kane Brown as part of the group's "Dig Your Roots" Tour
Madison, Miss. (May 10, 2016) - Tickets are going fast for an outdoor live concert this weekend at the Baptist Health Systems campus in Madison featuring Florida Georgia Line (FGL), the mega-popular country music duo.
Dubbed "C Spire Live," the Saturday, May 14 concert sponsored by C Spire and presented by Baptist FastPass also will feature contemporary country music artists Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and newcomer Kane Brown who are supporting acts for the group’s 36-city, three-country "Dig Your Roots" international Tour.
General admission tickets for the 6 p.m. concert, which will be held in a large open field at Baptist Health Systems campus just off Highland Colony Parkway near Highway 463 in Madison, are available for $65 each through Ticketmaster. Tickets also will be available for purchase on Saturday at the concert location. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Concert organizers provided more details on parking and concessions for the mega event. Free parking will be available at the Highlands Medical Arts Building, 106 Highland Way and Broadmoor Baptist Church, 1531 Highland Colony Parkway in Madison. Free shuttle service is available beginning at 3 p.m.
ADA parking is available with a current permit and placard at the Baptist Health Systems building, 401 Baptist Drive, and parking for VIP ticket holders is available at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center, 501 Baptist Drive in Madison.
A variety of vendors also will provide food and beverages to concert goers, including Chick-fil-a, Mazzio's, McAllister's, Burgers and Blues, City Limits Café, Capital City Beverages, Southern Beverage Company, Hershey's Ice Cream and Deep South Pops. Credit and debit cards will be accepted and ATMs will be on site.
Since their debut in 2012, FGL have become one of the biggest success stories in contemporary country music. The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley met in 2008 through a campus worship group at Belmont University. They partnered up in 2010 and released their first full-length album "Here’s to the Good Times" in December 2012. The album was an instant success, launching multiple No. 1 hits, including 'Get Your Shine On,' 'Stay' and 'Round Here.' The lead single, 'Cruise,' was an overnight crossover smash hit and became the best-selling digital country song of all time, launching the duo into superstardom.
FGL released their much-anticipated second album, "Anything Goes," in October 2014 featuring the chart-topping singles 'Dirt' and 'Sun Daze.' Hubbard and Kelley’s music has won multiple industry awards from the Country Music Association, Billboard and the Academy of Country Music.
The duo, one of the hottest groups in the history of country music, took home the Group Duo of the Year honors last month at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards and debuted the first single – "H.O.L.Y." - from their third album, Dig Your Roots, which is scheduled for a summer release on Big Machine Label Group.
This is the third major music concert hosted by C Spire in Madison County. In 2013, Darius Rucker, the former front man for Hootie and the Blowfish, rocked the stage with tracks off his True Believers album. Last year, Miranda Lambert, the reigning queen of country music and its top female performer over the past five years, was the featured headliner artist during a special Memorial Day weekend concert.
City and company officials said they are looking forward to bringing top-caliber entertainment to Madison. "We’re proud to partner with C Spire to host some of the best country music entertainment around and excited to provide these type of premium quality-of-life experiences for our residents and visitors," said Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.
"We're pleased to partner with Baptist Health Systems, the city of Madison and Nokia to bring Florida Georgia Line and some of the best country music performers to our state, which has a long, rich tradition as the birthplace of America’s music," said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire.
Richmond said industry research, including Nielsen's Soundscan, CMA and Billboard, all show that country music continues to be the most popular format in the U.S. today among all age groups and listeners with over 100 million fans. "Folks around here are passionate about their sports and their music - so providing opportunities for them to enjoy some of the best entertainment around is another way for us to engage with music fans throughout the region," he added.
For more details on the C Spire Live concert featuring Florida Georgia Line, visit the C Spire Live website at www.cspire.com/concert.
About Florida Georgia Line
History making country duo, Florida Georgia Line, recently became the first ever country act to achieve RIAA's DIAMOND (10 million) certification for their hit single, "Cruise." In their relatively short career, FGL has achieve 10 #1 hits, with the PLATINUM selling sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville) fueling five scorching consecutive #1 hits – PLATINUM-certified "Anything Goes," "Sippin' On Fire" and "Sun Daze," 2X PLATINUM-certified "Dirt," and the final release from the album, "Confession." The 2016 ACM Awards saw the group take home their third consecutive honor for Vocal Duo of the Year. In addition, they have won three consecutive CMAs for Vocal Duo of the Year and three consecutive CMT Artists of the Year, among numerous other accolades from the ACMs, AMAs, CMT and Billboard. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and having sold over 23 million downloads and over 3.5 million albums worldwide to date. In 2015 alone, the group’s ANYTHING GOES TOUR sold an impressive 1.5 million tickets. Their highly anticipated third studio album, DIG YOUR ROOTS is slated for release later this summer (2016) and they have just embarked on their headlining tour, DIG YOUR ROOTS thru the end of 2016. Taking their undeniable songwriting skills to the next level and discovering new talent, FGL formed publishing company Tree Vibez Music. For more on FGL, visit www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gbps broadband consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of IP Voice, enterprise grade dedicated Internet access, cloud and commercial data services for businesses. For more information, go to www.cspire.com.