Country Summer Is Looking For The Opening Act, Could It Be You?!

Is your country music act ready for a big break? The Fender Contender Challenge is looking for the opening act for Country Summer. The grand prize winner will take the main stage on June 5 to kick off the weekend!

The challenge is open to all country music acts over age 18. Submissions, including a recorded performance no longer than 5 minutes in length, must be received no later than March 31, 2015. Visit for the entry form and guidelines.

In partnership with the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer, the Fender Contender Challenge is a great opportunity for the fans’ favorite country music act to open the show and make it big on the Montgomery Village Stage, Country Summer’s main stage!

The Country Summer judging panel will select the Top 10 qualifiers. Beginning April 2nd through April 15th, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite band narrowing the Top 10 to the Final 4. A second round of voting will be from April 16th through April 29th, to select the grand prize winner which will be announced on May 1st.

In addition to recognition as a Country Summer superstar opening act, the grand prize winner will also receive $5,000!

“We encourage aspiring country music acts from around the globe to participate,” Country Summer Executive Producer Alan Jacoby, said. “With the help of our fans who will determine the winner, we’re looking to discover country music’s next big break-out star.”

So far Country Summer, presented by Lithia RAM of Santa Rosa, has announced 13 of its 14 entertainers. Country Summer 2015 headliners include Jake Owen on June 5th, The Band Perry on June 6th and Brantley Gilbert on June 7th.

In addition to the headliners, the weekend’s lineup will also include Gary Allan, Chris Young, Parmalee, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Frankie Ballard, The Swon Brothers, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin and Cassadee Pope.

Daily tickets start from $69 for general admission, $99 for reserved seats. There is only a limited number of discount three-day packages available so be sure to get yours ASAP!

To purchase tickets, visit or call 800.514.3849 to order by phone.

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