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Scotty McCreery will perform at the Pink Shell Pool Party on Sept. 29 on Fort Myers Beach. Jeffrey Steele will take the stage with with Gulf Coast Symphony at the Florida Rep in downtown Fort Myers on Sept. 26. Tickets will be available soon!
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2024 Lineup

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Bryan Ruby is a rising country music artist and current John Lennon International Songwriting Contest Finalist based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a songwriter, Bryan has written over 30 songs that have been recorded by country and pop music singers. Bryan won Season 7 of the talent-search competition Nashville Rising Song, and released his debut single, “Left Field” in 2022. The song was featured on The TODAY Show and added to rotation on SiriusXM’s Country Pride and the Academy of Country Music's Ultimate Pride Playlist. With an “expressive baritone,” (Music Row Magazine) and “introspective and relatable storytelling” (The Nash News), Bryan’s music combines raw, deeply vulnerable truth with “a honey-bourbon voice that was destined for country music” (The Nashville Scene).
Genre bending, Alternative Outlaw, Southern Rock artist Cage Willis breaks all the rules with his debut album, “Who I Am.” Released in April 2023, the album has over 640,000 streams on Spotify alone. “Who I Am” was produced by hit songwriter Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry. Cage Willis took to the road in 2023 with 2 national tours supporting Foreigner and Jared James Nichols. Cage’s “Way Out Here” music video shows life on the road for the artist on the rise. When Cage Willis isn’t headlining he is playing shows with John 5, Brother Cane, Black Stone Cherry, Larry McCray, Creed Fisher, Hairball, Demun Jones, Framing The Red, Josey Scott’s Saliva and more. Follow Cage Willis on social media for updates on new music, tour dates, and more!
Mix the vivid storytelling ability of a Nashville songwriter with the passion of a New England sports fan and the energy of an engaging performer, and you’ve got singer-songwriter Carly Tefft. Originally from Cape Cod, the 2015 Berklee College of Music grad’s influences range from Keith Urban, Carly Simon, Ed Sheeran and Julia Michaels; making Tefft’s sound multi-genre. Carolyn Kruse of Boston’s Country 102.5 puts it this way: “When she opens her mouth to sing, her lyrics draw you in and her power knocks you out. When she riffs, jaws drop. Carly Tefft and her red-headed moxie are a force … here to stay.“ Since calling Music City her home for the past five years, Carly has played the city’s famed Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room, Whiskey Jam and opened for artists such as Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Jimmie Allen and Devin Dawson. Ty Bentli, host of The Ty Bentli Show on Apple Music, says Carly has “an incredible, unique tone and timber to [her] voice that is immediately identifiable,” which is easy to hear when you listen to her singles “When” and “Better Off at a Bar.” If her honest lyrics, full voice and rhythmic guitar skills don't grab your attention, her red hair just might.
Chris “(@SweetNurmusic)” Nurthen is a Singer/Songwriter based out of Memphis, TN. His Americana style of music explores the joy found in spirituality and the beautiful struggle of life. His music has been recognized and featured by Americana Highways(@americanahighways), Ditty TV(@DittyTV), and the Nashville Songwriters Association Int’l (@nashvillesongwritersassociationinternational NSAI). Chris is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and served active duty as an officer at sea, before pursuing his career as a singer/songwriter. He will be attending Belmont in the Fall of 2024 for a degree in Music Business.
A little bit muddy water Mississippi, a little bit California beach bum, Danny grew up playing, singing and writing for his family gospel band in south Mississippi. He achieved his first #1 gospel song as a songwriter at the age of 17 before moving to Nashville and founding and fronting the country rock band, Western Flyer, with whom he made two albums and had numerous Top 40 singles. Danny went on to sing background vocals on many hit records by the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson and Blake Shelton before focusing on songwriting. As a writer, Danny has had cuts on a diverse range of artists from Montgomery Gentry to Joe Cocker and has celebrated many hits, such as Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester, Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”, LoCash’s “I Love This Life” and 2009’s most played country smash, “She’s Country”.
Earl Bud Lee has been writing songs for over 30 years in Nashville. You know his songs! “Friends in Low Places” was recorded by Garth Brooks (1991) and Co-written with Dewayne Blackwell. It was one of the top five country songs of all time! It is still enjoying regular radio play over twenty years later. “One Night at a Time” was also recorded by George Strait (1998) and Co-written with Roger Cook and Eddie Kilgallon. “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” was recorded by Blake Shelton (2011) (co-written with John Wiggins) and became another number one hit in March of 2011. Numerous other cuts, beautiful story songs, and funny anecdotes. You will enjoy your time with Earl Bud as much as he will with you.
Originality has never been a problem for Cuban-New York singer-songwriter Elsten Torres. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” is his favorite phrase from Oscar Wilde and his personal motto. A musical pioneer recognized as one of the creators of the 90's alternative Latin rock sound and movement in the United States, this unconventional eclectic musician has firmly left his artistic footprints in the music industry for over 3 decades. Elsten is a bilingual multicultural artist who has performed live internationally as well as a composer awarded for his international successes. With two GRAMMY nominations, two BMI Awards and six Billboard Top Ten songs including a #1 for 5 weeks, Elsten has earned the well-deserved respect of everyone in the music business. Starting in 1994, with his first Afro-Cuban/rock style hit “Revolucion” under the nickname, “Fulano De Tal,” Elsten begins his career as an artist in spectacular fashion. Later, he created the group, “Fulano” and was signed by BMG/Sony Discs and the international publishing house Warner Chappell where his career jumped at an unstoppable speed. He is often considered one of the few genuine composers of his time for his special ability to compose songs that become instant classics in Spanish as well as English. In 2020 he released the tenth album of his career titled, “At the end of love” all in English. In 2022 the Spanish Language album “Nocturno” was released. An album that marked a new stage in his career in terms of sound and production. And in 2023, he released the single “Bendita Cuba,” a song and remix that is a tribute to his homeland and his recently deceased beloved mother. In 2024, Elsten will finish two new projects, one of which will premiere this year and, like last year, he will continue to do live performances internationally and nationally. Special Highlights In 2023, he tours Mexico, Argentina, New York, Ohio and Japan in promotion of his song “Bendita Cuba” and the album “Nocturno”. “La Vida Cambia” song and video in collaboration with the great Spanish singer-songwriter Antonio Carmona is a great success on all networks and digital platforms. In charge of translating into Spanish the greatest hits of legendary rock artist Elvis Costello for a tribute album “Spanish Model” honoring his career. DREAMWORKS/UNIVERSAL PICTURES commissions him to write and adapt the theme song “Fearless” for the animated film “SPIRIT-Untamed.” Invited as “special artist” for the 30th edition of the “Folk Alliance International” festival in Kansas City, MO. The National Geographic channel presents Elsten and his music exclusively for the documentary “La Cuba De Hoy”. The international singer David Bisbal records the song, “Closer Tonight” in English and Spanish, the English version is chosen for the commercial for the 100th anniversary of champagne - Freixenet in Europe. Guest artist to be part of the USA tour with the legendary groups, “The Family Stone” and “The Spinners”. Grammy Award nomination for the album; “Individual”, in the category “Best Latin Pop Album of the Year”. Latin Grammy Award nomination for the song; “Todo El Año” in the “Best Song of the Year” category. “Todo El Año” reaches #1 and remains for five consecutive weeks among the national and international Billboard charts (2005). BMI awards Elsten an award in the category; “One of the 50 Most Popular Songs on Hispanic Radio”, for the songs, “Todo El Año” and “Los Demás” (2005 and 2004).
In a time when many artists are striving to find their identity, Erick Willis is slowly leaving his mark on the scene, with a personality that is true and not just a stage persona. Taking cues from the music he was raised on Erick is blending soulful melodic lyrics, with the deep groove of roots-rock and as his lyric says, "with some of the harder stuff." Showcasing a smooth voice with an excellent upper register, uniquely gravely at times, and always pleasant to the ear, Erick is bringing lots of soul to the mix, along with undeniably Texas inspired lyrics.
British brother trio Essex County is known for their fusion of gritty, masculine, vocals, pristine, family harmony, and irreverent guitar. The exclusive mix earned the“So Good” singers millions of streams, spot a top multiple Spotify playlists, including New Boots playlist and invitations to perform at some country music‘s most prestigious venues and festivals. The Band – Nate Bass, Mark Bass and Kieran Bass – have been performing together since they were children. Mark won UK Guitarist of the Year when he was 11 years old, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges, Brian May (Queen), Steve Vai, and Eric Clapton. The brothers formed a group called Next of Kin, signed their first record deal, and toured Europe with some of the world’s most known pop stars. They were a finalist on the X Factor U.K. before coming to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. In 2020, Essex County released their debut country single “So Good”, which not only did they accumulate over 2 million streams, the song’s video stayed in the Top 10 on CMT for months. Propelled by that success, their EP, also called “So Good” is the first and only video EP to debut on CMT. Later that year, their Christmas song “Last Christmas” was No.1 on Spotify’s Country Christmas playlist for the entire holiday season. Essex County released their follow up self titled EP in the fall of 2020 while they were in England to play multiple sold out theater shows and festivals. With an assortment of dates and genre, jumping music slated for the coming months, Essex County is posied to lead country music’s first Britain invasion.