10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

Jul 18, 2017

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 

1. MARTINA MCBRIDE

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Martina McBride made her acting debut on “Baywatch” in 1994! Watch it here!

2. JAKE OWEN

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Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

3. LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a former high school basketball coach, Leonard Skinner, who punished the band members for their long hair.

4. BUDDY GUY

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Singer Buddy Guy performs during a show as part of the Best Blues Festival at WTC Golden Hall on June 12, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Buddy Guy worked as a custodian at Louisiana State University when he lived in Baton Rouge!

5. CHRIS BOTTI

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Chris Botti credits Sting for his career! His big break was performing as a featured soloist on Sting’s 1999 tour!

6. JIM BREUER

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Jim Breuer is a huge metal fan and even records his own hard rock songs!

7. THREE DOG NIGHT

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Three Dog Night got their name from an Australian ritual where indigenous people would sleep with three dingoes on especially cold nights to keep warm!

8. COLIN MOCHRIE

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Colin Mochrie graduated as valedictorian of his secondary school in Vancouver!

9. THE FOUR TOPS

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The Four Tops went 41 years without any member changes!

10. LEE BRICE

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Lee Brice played football for Clemson!

 

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