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  The Hoopeston Jaycees announced this morning that Rising Country Star CHRIS LANE will headline this year on September 1st! Newcomers, SMITHFIELD, have also been added to the line-up. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Trey Hughes. This all takes place during The National Sweetcorn Festival at McFerren Park in Hoopeston, IL on Saturday, September 1st. Tickets start at only $20 and ON SALE NOW! For more information check out the festival online at http://www.nationalsweetcornfestival.com 
 
About Chris Lane After touring in the past year with Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini and Rascal Flatts, Lane's been making a name for himself as one of the genre's most groundbreaking new stars: his first single, "Fix," topped the Country radio charts, has been certified GOLD in both the U.S. and Canada, and surpassed both 25.8 million streams on Spotify and 6 million views on Vevo, making waves for how effortlessly it blends progressive pop and that sultry falsetto with his country roots. It's a record-breaker, too: the song has accumulated the most first week single adds from a debut male artist in Country Aircheck history, all 
 
while drawing praise from the likes of Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Daughtry and more. Now, Lane's ready to share Girl Problems with the world, the debut LP produced by Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and released August 5th by Big Loud Records. Check out Chris online at: http://iamchrislane.com/ 
 
About Smithfield Country music's hottest rising duo, Smithfield is continuing to shatter industry norms and prove that with perseverance, anything is possible. The Texas-bred twosome's breakout hit, "Hey Whiskey" put the independent act on the map in country music and will be impacting country radio airwaves on March 26th. To date, "Hey Whiskey" has sold more than 60,000 downloads, accumulated more than 2.7 million streams on Spotify, topped CMT's 12-Pack Countdown and was in the Top 5 on SiriusXM's Hot 30 Countdown for 6 weeks. Smithfield is out streaming, selling, and playing more shows than most emerging acts signed to major labels. 
Currently playing shows nationwide alongside their debut radio tour, the groundbreaking duo has opened for artists including Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Scotty McCreery, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Sara Evans, Old Dominion and more. Consisting of Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith, Smithfield has already tackled career milestones including making their Grand Ole Opry debut and now regularly performing on the historic stage, Ryman Auditorium debut, being named an Artist to Watch by PEOPLE, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, NASH Country Daily and the Huffington Post and two top 5 singles on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown. 
Keep up to date with Smithfield at https://www.smithfieldmusic.com/ 
 

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