Dauphin Countryfest Media Release
July 2, 2017 (Dauphin MB) — As the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Main Stage geared up for Saturday night’s headlining concert, Countryfest organizers took the opportunity to make a special announcement to the sold-out amphitheatre.
Florida Georgia Line will play Dauphin’s Countryfest in 2018, with their innovative fusion of country, rock, hip-hop and pop. Since breaking out in 2012 with mega smash Cruise, Hubbard and Kelley have solidified their place as one of country music’s elite acts, earning honors from every major awards body – including three consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year titles from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
They’ve sold almost 26 million tracks and over 3.5 million albums worldwide, and over 1.5 million concert tickets in 2015 alone. They can add a few more concert tickets to their tally next year, when they return to Dauphin in 2018.
“Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country bands today. They’ve had 11 singles reach #1 on the country music charts in recent years, and have become a real force in the country music scene,” says Eric Irwin, president of Dauphin’s Countryfest. “We couldn’t be happier to have them coming back to Dauphin next year.” Florida Georgia Line last played Countryfest in 2013.