The show begins at 11am with our Showdown Winner, followed by Olivia Farabaugh. All artists will take the Family Owned Markets stage in reverse order as they are listed on this page, ending with our headliner Chris Janson.
Chris Janson was born to perform music. After graduating high school, Janson moved from Missouri to Nashville, TN to make his dreams come true. Janson released EP’s in 2013 and 2014 before debuting his hit single “Buy Me a Boat” in 2015. Janson’s debut album – also titled Buy Me a Boat – was released later that year, peaking at Number 4 on the US Country Charts and Number 18 on the Billboard 200 Charts. Janson released Everybody, his second studio album in 2017, with singles “Fix a Drink” and “Drunk Girl” rising to prominence on the Billboard Charts.
In February 2018, Janson was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by Keith Urban, and one month later, was inducted by Garth Brooks; becoming the youngest living performer of the prestigious organization. Set to release a new album, Janson released “Good Vibes” as a single in 2019; and those good vibes continued as Janson won Video of the Year for “Drunk Girl” at the 2019 American Country Music (ACM) Awards. Making his first ever appearance at the 2019 I105 Fallfest, Chris Janson will be our headliner on Sunday, October 13th.
When you grow up in the middle-of-nowhere Northeast Louisiana, a 20-minute drive from the nearest town, you learn a few lessons early on. Chief among them is this: If you want something done, you’ve got to make it happen yourself – even if it’s becoming a bona fide Country star. Just ask Dylan Scott.
His father played guitar for stars like Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart, regaling the youngster with stories from the road and encouraging a love for soul-bearing icons like Keith Whitley, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw. Scott was still in high school when he arrived in Nashville to chase his own dreams, but his drive to succeed was obvious from the start.
He began writing songs with anyone who was willing, and hit the road hard for up to 200 shows each year. Then, after a blistering rise through the Country ranks, his bootstrap-pulling work ethic paid off. “My Girl” shot to the top of the radio charts in the summer of 2016, earning Scott his first-ever PLATINUM certification and revealing an artist with a knack for hot-and-heavy sensitivity plus a strong connection to fans. Scott’s self-titled album debut landed at #5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, helping boost his digital totals to over 600 million on-demand streams with sales topping 4 million to date. He was selected among Country Radio Seminar 2019’s New Faces of Country Music® Class of 2019 – a coveted industry honor recognizing him as one of the most promising artists of the coming year. Dylan Scott will be making his first appearance at Fallfest on October 13, 2019.
Tyler Filmore grew up in Wildwood, MO, where he performed in choirs and groups before starting a band at the University of Missouri. He departed for Nashville to pursue a single career, releasing EP’s in 2015 and 2016 under the stage name of “Filmore.” Fusing Country and Pop, Filmore rose to prominence with his 2018 love-song “Slower,” drawing comparisons to Sam Hunt among listeners.
Tyler Filmore is an anything-but-typical country singer/songwriter. The Missouri-native, who now calls Nashville home – and who tallies north of 50 million on-demand streams to date – has been featured by Spotify, The New York Times, SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” The Bobby Bones Show, Apple Music, CMT, and Pandora.
Sacrifice only begins to describe the man, who is unequivocally all-in to expand his reach worldwide. He has honed his electric and engaging live show by touring alongside Sam Hunt, Russell Dickerson, Brett Young, Carrie Underwood, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, and Dan + Shay among others, on the way to headlining sold-out clubs across the country.
Filmore released EP’s in 2015 and 2016, fusing Country and Pop and rose to prominence with his 2018 love-song “Slower,” drawing comparisons to Sam Hunt among listeners. “Heart’s Having a Hard Time,” the latest release from Filmore, was featured by The New York Times on “The Playlist.” In less than a month since its December 14, 2018 release, the song had already amassed millions of on-demand streams. Filmore will be appearing at Fallfest for the first time in 2019.
Brandon Ratcliff is a 24 year old singer-songwriter and artist from Cotton Valley, Louisiana. Son of Suzanne Cox of the legendary Cox Family, he was surrounded by music and began to hone his craft from a very young age. His talents quickly attracted the music business machine in Nashville, but at the age of 20, he decided to turn down a publishing deal and work on his craft…. he would not take the quick and easy route.
In the process of finding great co-writing partners, he befriended Pete Good (producer and co-writer) and AJ Babcock (co-writer) who would go on to become his closest friends outside of the studio. Together, they honed Ratcliff’s musical talent drawing from country, R&B and classic rock to Ratcliff’s personal inspirations such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer. Eventually, Grammy-award winning producer Shane McAnally teamed up with them, and the result is a bold, fresh look at the seasons of relationships delivered by an artist with a clear point of view and a distinctive sound.
Brandon’s debut release, “Rules of Breaking Up” has garnered over 20 million streams to date. He released his second track, “Number In My Phone”, in February. Brandon Ratcliff will make his first career appearance at Fallfest.
Olivia is a singer-songwriter from Central Pennsylvania. She has been writing songs for 14 years. Olivia began her musical career by taking guitar lessons from Steve Creder at the age of 9. He not only taught her how to play guitar, but also how music can have such a powerful impact on someone’s life.
In summer of 2015 Olivia was invited to a private audition for Season 10 of The Voice. Olivia got through that audition plus two more to stay in the running. Out of 45,000 people she was one of the 96 that made it to the blind audition to sing in front of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Christina Aguilera. This experience was one that has helped shape and mold what kind of artist that she wants to be.
Olivia was a 2018 finalist of WIOV’s “Showdown in the Park” and was an opener for Fallfest that October. She returns to the stage on Sunday, October 13 for Fallfest 2019 at Maple Grove Raceway.
Nathan Merovich is a 21 year old singer/song writer from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in a small town, Nathan picked up a guitar at the age of 8 and hasn’t put it down since. He started with a few gigs around town at around 14 years old, then last September 2018, at the age of 20, he made it through the first round at American Idols Philadelphia auditions. Nathan loved the experience and continues to get his songs out for the world to hear as much as he can.
Nathan has since released his very first single called “90 Proof Pour” and is set to release his first EP by this fall. When Nathan isn’t gigging you can find him in the woods during bow season, with his rod at a near by creek, as he is an avid sportsman, or spending time with his family and closest friends.
Nathan is this years winner for WIOV’s Showdown in the Park and couldn’t be more excite to open up for Chris Janson and Dylan Scott on Sunday, October 13 for Fallfest 2019 at Maple Grove Raceway.