Top Three Country Music Festivals in USA

by on February 25, 2011
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Country Music Festivals in USA

It is said that around 2,500 Music Festivals are held in USA alone. The nation enjoys all genres of music but country music is very popular. Nearly in every state Country Music Festivals are held which are attended by music lovers in large numbers.

The WE Fest is one of the leading country music festival held in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The event started in 1983 and lasts for around 3 to 4 days in August. Fans from all over the US gather to attend this event where big names in country music frequently perform. More than 50,000 fans come to watch their favorite stars perform live and also to boost the emerging talents. You can camp or come in your RVs. Bathroom, potable water; showers and hand wash stations are provided for the convenience of the fans. Some big names who will be performing this year are Brad Paisley, Jerrod Niemann and Blake Shelton.

You can watch Martina McBride perform live in the Country Thunder Music Festival this year in Florence Arizona. This 4 day annual event will start from 7th April. This event is more than a festival; it is carnival with scrumptious food, 6 different camping sites to choose from, local arts and crafts and non-stop music. Although campers are advised to bring in their own supplies, food and beverages are also available onsite. Children 12 and under are allowed free of charge.

The humble town of Nebraska plays host to many grand music festivals in the country. Comstock Country Music is one of such events. The event has recently undergone a facelift and now focuses solely on country music; previously it showcased rock and Christian music as well. The three day event takes place in August and besides the big stars, local musicians and stars also perform in the Comstock.

Grammy Music Awards

Grammy Music Awards

The Grammy Awards are held every year to award the singers for their outstanding achievements in the past year. Grammy is the short form of Gramophone and the awards got this name because the awards were shaped as a gramophone. The awards are held in the USA with Los Angeles hosting the event more than other cities.

The Grammy (Gramophone) Award started in 1958 is one of the most prestigious and glamorous music awards of the world. Known as the Oscars of Music, the Grammy Awards honor the talented artistes from all genres of music, country, rock, jazz, rap etc.  The awards were first televised in 1971 and since then the number of audience has been growing with a record number of audience this year (2011).A panel of 150 judges; all experts in the music industry choose the winners in different categories with The Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year being some of the major categories.

The Grammy is a star studded extravaganza featuring the big names of the music industry. The show itself is fueled by outstanding performances from international stars. In 2011, the 53rd Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles and were watched by approximately 26 million people.  This year the country rockers Lady Antebellum won the Song of the Year award for “Need You Know”, while the 26 year old jazzist bagged the Best New Singer award. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire was judged the Album of the Year, Record of the Year Lady Antebellum “Need You Know” also bagged the Record of the Year award while Eminem walked away with the best rapper award and Lady Gaga won the Best Pop Album Vocal.  The stage sizzled with performances by Muse, Eminem, Cee Lo, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Mike Jagger and others.