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Wednesday, July 21
11 AM – 3 PM
Daniel E. Johnson
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
8 PM – 12 AM
About the Artists
Clayton Shay hails from the corn fields of Illinois, but has called Nashville home since 2018. Since then, he has focused on songwriting, crafting a high quality live show, touring with international act Blackjack Billy, and releasing his own music. Clayton has released three studio singles, accumulating millions of streams across all platforms, and one of which broke Top 40 on the iTunes Country Chart. He has also released two music videos that have landed on CMT, and have accumulated millions of views. Having opened for countless national acts, Clayton is no stranger to large crowds. However, he believes that the most important aspect of a live show is to make sure the audience has a good time, whether there’s 20 people or 20,000 in attendance. Come on out and see what Clayton Shay is all about!
Daniel E. Johnson
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.”