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Thursday, March 18th
11 AM – 1:30 PM
2 PM – 6 PM
6:30 PM – 10 PM
About the Artists
Matt Rogers has reached a growing, global audience enamored with his raw, country-at-heart/blues-in-his-soul musical style thanks to weekly performances since 2018 at Ole Red in Nashville and a 200-date tour schedule across the U.S. sharing the stage with country luminaries Chris Stapleton, LoCash, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Clint Black, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, and more. The humorous and humble Georgia native has created a deep bond with his listeners through his emotionally gripping lyrics and unmistakable melodies. The Durango Boot ambassador is known for his energetic stage show, but he is equally at home in the writers’ room penning songs with some of Music City’s best tunesmiths and winning numerous awards including recognition from Nashville Songwriters Association, CMT, American Songwriter, and the Georgia Country Awards, which named him their Overall Artist of the Year. Now Rogers’ self-penned new music is poised to reach an even bigger audience since signing with Nashville-based Vere Music, with national distribution partner ADA. Fans and the music industry are taking notice including country music legend TG Sheppard, who opined that Rogers is “the real deal…the total package. A great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter.”
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.”