The Davisson Brothers Band’s WILD & WONDERFUL COUNTRY FEST Gets Even Wilder
Exciting Attractions and Local Artisans Revealed for Festival’s “Holler” Midway, Set for August 23-24 in Morgantown, West Virginia
Hank Williams Jr. and Old Dominion to Headline First-of-its-Kind Event
Nashville, Tenn. (August 9, 2019) – Created by country heroes THE DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND and the team behind the Carolina Country Music Fest, West Virginia’s first annual WILD & WONDERFUL COUNTRY FEST just got even wilder.
Taking place August 23-24 at Mylan Park in Morgantown, West Virginia, an exciting range of attractions, artisans and vendors will fill the festival’s “Holler” midway with local flavor, combining the authentic Appalachian culture of West Virginia with the best in country music.
Along with two full days of music headlined by Hank Williams Jr. and Old Dominion, attendees can explore the area’s Scots-Irish roots with axe throwing; blacksmithing demonstrations by The Wizard Forge; get a tattoo or piercing on site; and help raise money for disabled children with a Saddles for Smiles pony ride.
They can stroll down Vendor Alley and browse leather footwear and custom accessories by Those Shoes; make their own tie dye apparel, unwind at Deep Tissue Massage and support more local vendors including Talbott Frame Shop, Sacred Botanical Co. and more.
All this in addition to previously announced Holler highlights like Native American musician and culture specialist Jim Beer and his Family Band; West Virginia folk legend Mike Morningstar; fly fishing pro and host of Fly Rod Chronicles Curtis Fleming; old-time guitar and mandolin master Johnny Staats; Michael Johnathan Woodsongs Radio Hour of Facebook; archery; turkey-call lessons with two-time NWTF Grand National Turkey-calling champion Chris Walls; moonshine speakeasy; late-night performances at an informal jam site designed to recreate The Davisson Brothers Band’s actual musical upbringing. The festival promises something to fit everyone’s musical niche – including a songwriter’s round led by hit songwriters Wyatt Durette (#1 hits for Zac Brown Band, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan) and Tyler Reeve (Brett Young, Luke Combs).
Meanwhile, country favorites like Diamond Rio, High Valley, Scotty McCreery, Holly Williams, Tucker Beathard, Adam Craig, Seaforth, Filmore. Waterloo Revival, Josh Phillips, Bishop Gunn, CJ Solar, The Josephines, Sam Williams, Gyth Rigdon, Cody Purvis, Kylie Frey, along with The Davisson Brothers Band themselves will perform on the festival’s multiple stages – which include the Main stage and a Whiskey Jam side stage Presented by ZYN.
Ticket packages for the WILD & WONDERFUL COUNTRY FEST are on sale now, and more information can be found at wildandwonderfulcountryfest.com.
ABOUT THE DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND:
Founded in Clarksburg, West Virginia, The Davisson Brothers Band is a contemporary country foursome featuring real life siblings Donnie Davisson (vocals) and Chris Davisson (guitars), plus bass player Russell Rupert and drummer Aaron Regester. Featuring an authentic country sound rooted in time-honored Appalachian tradition and infused with smooth Southern-rock energy, the band made their Top 40 Billboard Country Album debut in 2009 with the self-titled Davisson Brothers Band. After establishing themselves on tour around the nation with acts like Chris Janson, plus a writing credit on the theme song to ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, the band released the reflective single “Jesse James” in 2015, which was played extensively on SiriusXM’s The Highway. Grammy winner Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) produced the band’s 2018 sophomore album, Fighter, which featured the work-hard-play-harder anthem “Po’ Boyz.” The Davisson Brothers Band was invited to perform at Australia’s CMC Rocks Festival in 2018 and made their Grand Ole Opry debut in February of 2019, continuing to rack up both miles and accolades.
ABOUT CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FEST:
Founded by entertainment entrepreneur Bob Durkin in 2015, the Carolina Country Music Fest has grown from a regional celebration into one of the top festivals in the United States. Annually drawing over 30,000 fans to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and generating more than $22 million for the local economy, Billboard lists the Carolina Country Music Fest as the #4 country festival in nation, while Parade named it the #6 festival regardless of genre – the only country festival to make the list. Filled with local flavor and delivering a massive positive impact on an underserved community, the festival helps fund over 200 charities each year, leads outreach to area Veterans and donates directly to music programs in local high schools through its CCMF Be Kind initiative, leading mayor Brenda Bethune to deliver an official proclamation celebrating the festival’s impact in 2019. Recent years have featured dozens of current country hitmakers and legends alike, including Alabama, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay and more, with plans in motion to keep the event growing. “If anybody wants to know what we plan on doing, what we can do and will deliver with the Wild & Wonderful Country Fest, the Carolina Country Music Fest is the litmus test of what we aspire to be in West Virginia,” says Durkin.