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Saturday, September 5
11 AM – 2 PM
2 PM – 6 PM
6 PM – 10 PM
About the Artists
Originally from Oklahoma. Zach Ray got his start singing on the stage at his home church in Blanchard. Raised on Country music and Jesus, you’ll find his songs focus on the important things in his life, God, family, and life in general.
Zach started piano lessons at the age of 9, and from then on, there was no stopping. He took guitar lessons under the instruction of Joe Settlemires. From what he learned there, he was able to pick up the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. In high school he started singing and performing at the Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City, OK.
After high school, he was recruited to play football at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK and was also on scholarship singing for the University Chorale. He was also in 3 different bands during that time.
Currently, he is living in Nashville with his wife, Brittney. He released his first EP at the end of 2019, and just released a brand new single “Two Trees” in January of 2022. He plans on releasing one single a month until May, so stay tuned and be sure to follow along on his social media pages and his website!
For most artists trying to break in the entertainment industry, authenticity is the ultimate goal. While many artists search for a certain image or brand, rarely an artist will come along who seemingly doesn’t have to try to create this, he just is. Nick Hickman is such an artist. A modern country act hailing from Knoxville, TN, this now-Nashville-based singer-songwriter doesn’t try to mimic anything out there, and instead delivers a high-energy, genuine performance tempering a passionate show with heartfelt and genuine lyrics that are insanely catchy and singable. “What you see is what you get,” Hickman says. “I do not edit myself, I do not censor myself. I am just me.” It is exactly this unapologetic and real personality that draws so many to nick’s music.
Perhaps most refreshing, aside from Hickman’s talent and ability, is his work ethic. Anyone who knows nick personally knows the extent of his drive and his unwillingness to settle for anything less than top of the game.
“I want to sell out arenas, I want twenty #1s, I want to play 200 dates a year, I want to be a member of the grand ole opry, I want an ACM award and a Grammy. I will not stop or sleep until I have all of them. I do not care what it takes, what sacrifices have to be made, or how long.”