December 2nd, 2021 7pm Stage 2
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Brittney Spencer is paving her own path in the country music genre and making major waves in the process. A PEOPLE Magazine One to Watch, 2021 Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch, Pandora 2021 Artist to Watch and member of CMT Next Women of Country, the Baltimore native is known for her free spirit and standout ability to mold life, truth and wild imagination into songs. Her recent single “Sober & Skinny” has garnered praise from The New York Times , Rolling Stone , and more, as well as an in - depth interview with CBS Morning s ’ Anthony Mason. Lauded as one of “12 Black Artists Shaping Country Music’s Future” by USA Today and named one of “5 Black Artists Rewriting Country Music” by The Recording Academy , Spencer has grown a robust fan base on the road. She recently headlined Bo ttleRock as a member of The Highwomen, and she’s serving as direct support on tour with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, as well as opening for Brett Eldredge’s “Good Day Tour” and opening for Reba McEntire. Spencer will release additional new music in 2022. For more information, visit brittneyspencer.com.
Sam Williams never met his grandfather, but he feels his blood coursing through his veins every single day.
“There’s a lot of pain burned into my DNA, but pain can be a beautiful thing if you know how to deal with it.”
The grandson of country pioneer Hank Williams and son of outlaw legend Hank Jr., Williams is the latest in a long line of American originals, but he’s not here for the sake of tradition or legacy.
His songs grapple with revelatory introspection that belies their author’s young age. “When you’re coming out of adolescence and into early adulthood, you’re really reconciling where you come from with who you are and who you want to be.”
He sings with his own voice, and writes in his own style, fusing gut-wrenching honesty, poetry, vulnerability and empathy.
“At the end of the day, I wasn’t interested in making something just to say I did it or to pat myself on the back for honoring some kind of family tradition. A legacy doesn’t mean anything if you’re not carrying it on with truth and integrity. I want to make Katie and my grandparents in heaven so proud. I owe it to them.” After all, as Williams so eloquently sings on the album, you can’t fool your own blood.
Captivating, refreshingly progressive, and sultry all perfectly describe one of music’s newest and most exciting voices, Camille Parker. Her debut single “The Flame”, released this spring has amassed over one million on-demand streams. Camille's instantly recognizable voice, earnest lyricism, and undeniably unique take on Pop-Country music has garnered interest from heavy-hitters including Grammy-nominated singer Mickey Guyton, and Shania Twain to name a few.
Camille credits her small-town beginnings and eclectic musical taste as the foundation of her genre-bending sound. “We didn’t have a lot growing up but we always had a radio. It was my window into the rest of the world. I'm so proud of my southern roots and the kaleidoscope of styles that influence my music.” Camille counts Country music icons Shania Twain, The Chicks, and Kacey Musgraves as heroes, while also drawing inspiration from multi-genre stars like Rihanna, D’Angelo, and Linda Ronstadt.
Camille is currently recording her debut EP with collaborations from some of Nashville’s most respected songwriters and producers. Camille is truly a rare find and is emerging as one of the most promising new artists to watch in the coming years.