The show begins at approximately 11am with our Showdown Winner Fast Lane, followed by Nathan Merovich. Then, Tenille Arts, Nate Barnes, Tyler Farr and ending with our headliner Lee Brice.
When current CMA and CMT Music Award-nominated and Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice isn’t selling out arenas, writing and recording songs, or building new brands like American Born whiskey, you’ll find the family man with his wife Sara, two young boys, and baby daughter. Meanwhile, with over 2.2 billion on-demand streams, and three billion spins on Pandora, Brice continues to enjoy massive success at country radio, digital streaming services, and on the road. He is currently Top 5 at Country Radio with his fastest rising single career to date, “One of Them Girls,” which follows his #1 with Carly Pearce on “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and his #1 just prior to that, “Rumor,” which was nominated in the category Single of The Year at the 55th Annual ACM Awards. One of the most-played country artists of all time on Pandora, he is a member of the company’s “Billionaires Club,” becoming only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque.
Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA and ACM award winner, and he’s taken eight radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” “Rumor,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now (with Carly Pearce),” and “One of Them Girls,” his fastest rising radio single to date. Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs, and he’s performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s Miss USA 2018. Lee performed as part of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Garth Brooks, aired on PBS March of 2020. Brice’s new album, Hey World, releases November 20, 2020. Making his first ever appearance at the 2021 I105 Fallfest, Lee Brice will be our headliner on Sunday, October 10th.
“One of the best male vocalists in Country music today,” (Taste of Country), Tyler Farr is the first artist signed to Jason Aldean’s Night Train Records/BBR Music Group. The Country-rocker, with three No.1 songs to his credit (“Redneck Crazy,” “Whiskey in My Water,” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”) broke onto the scene with the 2013 release of his debut album, Redneck Crazy, which landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200. Farr’s platinum-selling title-track “Redneck Crazy” projected Farr forward to celebrate back-to-back No. 1 singles, including his first No. 1 as a songwriter, with his Platinum-certified hit “Whiskey in my Water.” His sophomore album, Suffer In Peace followed suit, also making its debut in the Top 5 on both the BILLBOARD Top 200 Albums and BILLBOARD Country Albums Charts, leading Farr to become the only solo male Country artist in the past decade to have their first two studio albums debut in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Recognized as a 2014 CRS New Faces of Country Radio and 2014 Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” nominee, the opera-trained singer quickly earned coveted slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Combs and Lee Brice. The Missouri native’s dry wit, silly antics and reputation as “a no-frills musician who pours his drinks as hard as he pours his heart into his songs,” (Rolling Stone), lead to Farr to receiving his own reality series A Little Too Farr (Unscripted) and a social following eager to see his next move. Farr is currently working on new music with longtime friend, Jason Aldean serving as a producer for the forthcoming project. Farr’s new single dropped to radio on February 18th, 2020. Tyler Farr will be making his first appearance at Fallfest on October 10, 2021.
Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at age 13 and has been performing across the US and Canada ever since. She made her first appearance on The Bachelor in January 2018 singing her original song “Moment of Weakness.” The performance resulted in a record deal with powerhouse indie label Reviver Records. She made her second appearance on the show in January of this year performing “I Hate This.” The song hit #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian iTunes Country Charts and #9 U.S. iTunes all-genre following the episode.
Tenille has released an EP and a full-length album, and her music has tallied over 31 million streams. Streaming giant Pandora named her one of their new artists to watch, and CMT included her in their “Ten Must-See Indies You Need to Know,” a video discovery program that spotlights rising independent artists and established artists from independent labels. Rolling Stone named Tenille one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” calling her “An edgy, Fearless-ear Taylor Swift with crystalline vocals; ideal for hopeless romantics who are fire signs.” Tenille made her Grand Ole Opry debut on September 21, 2019.
Tenille’s sophomore album, Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between is out now, featuring already released singles, “Somebody Like That,” “I Hate This,” and “Call You Names.” Tenille has appeared with WIOV at the grand opening of The Shoppes at Belmont in Lancaster, PA and was a guest on a Rich & Casey Happy Hour livestream in 2020. She will be making her Fallfest debut on Sunday, October 10th.
“Country music teaches you about life – about how to live, about how to be and about how to treat people. It made me feel things that I didn’t want to feel and that shifted my whole deal.It changed how I lived, how I thought and my whole perspective on life.”
They say storytellers are at their best when they write about what they know. Quartz Hill Records newcomer Nate Barnes is no exception. The young, blue-collar power plant worker writes and sings about the work and the everyday life he lived in the small town of South Haven, Michigan. Barnes sings about God, family, hard work, heartache, love, the simple life and its simple joys. He sings about getting by – and the blood, sweat and tears that get us there. The sincerity with which he sings the stories of every day, working-class Americans is genuine – because he’s one, too.
Barnes joined the workforce at just 13 years old, assisting at a youth camp. His work ethic was heavily-influenced by his mother who worked three jobs, as well as his stepfather who worked double duty at both the local power plant and on a nearby blueberry farm to make ends meet. By the age of 14, Barnes was working on roofs and building houses with his uncle. By 18, Barnes had followed in his stepfather’s footsteps, landing an entry level job at the power plant cleaning toilets and driving buses. He worked his way up through the ranks of manual labor – building scaffolding, pouring concrete, shoveling and digging trenches, laying pipelines, and performing mechanical maintenance for sometimes 14 hours a day, working in heavy suits and helmets, oftentimes in extreme cold or heat.
Nate Barnes performed with WIOV at a Rich & Casey Pop Up Show at Rutter’s in Leola in Spring 2021, where he was surprised to find out he was added to the Fallfest lineup. He will make his first career appearance at Fallfest on October 10, 2021.
Nathan Merovich is a 23 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 in 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 released his first EP in fall of 2019. 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 was the winner for WIOV’s Showdown in the Park in 2019 and opened up for Chris Janson and Dylan Scott during his first Fallfest performance. He will make his second at Maple Grove Raceway on October 10th.
Fast Lane is a high-energy, award winning modern country/rock band from Lancaster, PA. They are this year’s winner of the WIOV Showdown in the Park, joining Mountain Road as the only bands to repeat as Showdown winners. Fast Lane opened Fallfest for the first time in 2016 for Gary Allan and again in 2017, opening for Trace Adkins.
They couldn’t be more excited to make their third appearance and open the show for Lee Brice on Sunday, October 10th for Fallfest 2021 at Maple Grove Raceway.