by: Thomas D. Mooney
Abilene’s Outlaws & Legends Music Festival recently finished up announcing who would be headlining the festival in Year Five this upcoming March. This year, country and southern rock icon Charlie Daniels Band and country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will be headlining the two-day festival. Some 20 bands and artists will be playing this year, that officially kicks off on Friday, March 27 and runs through Saturday, March 28.
In a year that’d be incredibly difficult to follow-up–last year featured two of music’s largest and most influential songwriters, Leon Russell and Robert Earl Keen–Outlaws & Legends has delivered two artists that, while fall short to the likes of Russell and Keen, are certainly worth the price of attendance and maybe even importantly, two individuals who don’t trek to West Texas all too often. Undoubtedly, O&L thought further outside the box without abandoning what got them here in the first place.
Joining Daniels and Johnson will be Wade Bowen, Dean Dillon, Charlie Robison, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mark Powell & Lariat, Gary P. Nunn, Jason Eady, Jamie Richards, Walt Wilkins, Max Stalling, Jerrod Medulla, Thom Shepherd, Morgan Reatherford, Trent Willmon, Mark McKinney, Hogg Maulies, No Dry County, Bracken Hale, and Stan Crawford.
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