Give Sunfest gift of Urban, Rhett, Hunt, Nichols, Brice

Sunfest Country Music Festival has announced its 2015 headliners.

Led by four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban, the lineup also includes Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt.

The well-attended event at Cowichan Exhibition Park, which has expanded to feature some of country music’s hottest Nashville stars, expands in 2015 to offer four nights of entertainment on the main stage.

Kicking off Sunfest and making his Vancouver Island debut on Thursday, July 30 is Lee Brice, who recently sold out Madison Square Gardens and was awarded Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards following his gold album Hard 2 Love.

On Friday night, the headliner is charttopping Joe Nichols, whose debut album went platinum and who recently launched his own label, Red Bow.

He, too, will be performing on Vancouver Island for the first time at Sunfest, bringing a taste of Nashville to the west coast.

When the huge announcement was made at Sunfest 2014 that four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban was coming to Cowichan in 2015, the cheer rocked the nearby mountains.

Urban, whose accolades include CMA’s Vocalist of the Year, has won eight Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as penning five multi-platinum albums, performing 16 Number One songs and even been nominated for a Golden Globe, takes the stage Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Sunfest Sunday finishes the festival a bang with back-to-back headliners Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt.

Rhett, who won New Artist of the Year during the Academy of Country Music Awards in November 2014, was a big hit with the crowd at Sunfest 2013.

Hunt is a college football star turned country singer with a bright future star who has written hits for the likes of Urban, Kenny Chesney and Billy Currington.

If you want your friends to smile all over their faces at Christmas, why not slip a couple of Sunfest passes in those stockings they’ve hung by the chimney with care Tickets for Sunfest are available for purchase online at www.sunfestconcerts.com

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