Friday, May 26, 2017

Detroit Radio: WDRQ Unveils 'Free For All Country Concert' Line-Up

Cumulus Media’s WDRQ / NASH FM 93.1 will present their 2017 Free for All Country Concert in Detroit’s Campus Martius Park, 6 p.m. on Tuesday May 30th. The show will feature country stars, Granger Smith, Runaway June, Walker McGuire, and Ryan Kinder.

“We are thrilled to again bring free, live country music to Downtown Detroit,” said NASH FM 93.1 Program Director, Robby Bridges. “The tradition of a free downtown summer concert is special in this town. It is our pleasure to bring it back with some of today’s hottest acts on the bill.”

Headlining the show is Wheelhouse Records recording artist, Granger Smith. Through eight albums, Granger has grown a massive base known as “The Yee Yee Nation.” These fans flock to see his performances, which regularly includes an appearance by his alter ego, Earl Dibbs Jr. Recently, The Yee Yee Nation has grown substantially on the strength of Granger’s chart-topping hits, “Backroad Song,” and “If the Boot Fits.” Granger’s ninth studio album is due out this fall, with the debut single “Happens Like That” now at radio.

Also performing are rising stars, Runaway June, featuring vocalists, Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, and Jennifer Wayne. Their chart-topping single, “Lipstick” has positioned Runaway as country music stars to watch. The trio has been described as having a unique sound that hasn’t been heard on country radio in quite some time. Rootsy and brightly-colored, their songs mix bluegrass tradition with dusty desert cool, creating a sound that is sure to make them a runaway hit.

In February, “Rolling Stone Magazine” named Walker McGuire as one of the 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. The duo, consisting of Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire, are offering up radio-ready harmonies that are being compared to the likes of Rascal Flatts and Florida Georgia Line. Their debut single, “Til Tomorrow,” which tells a polished and relatable story of heartache and hangovers, is sure to make this duo a chart-topping smash.

Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ryan Kinder was inspired to his craft after falling in love with John Mayer’s debut album, “Room for Squares.” The album motivated Ryan to get a guitar and learn how to play it. Since then, the Alabama native has refined his playing and songwriting skills to a level that landed him a contract with Warner Brothers Records. His latest single, “Close” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

The NASH FM Free for All Country Concert is presented by Faygo, with support from The Hard Rock Café, Parc Restaurant.

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