Summer is finally here!
103.5 WEZL has just announced the 2018 lineup and artist schedule for the summers hottest FREE concert series, Party in the Park presented by Southern Lumber & Millwork! Every Tuesday in June, the WEZL and the Town of Mount Pleasant brings in country stars from all over the country and puts on 4 free concerts at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.
Scroll on to learn more about the artists on the bill!
Before Chase Rice was a country artist, he worked in NASCAR! He was not a driver, but was in the pit crew for Hendrick Motorsports and worked under big name drivers like Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.
Chase Rice has a pre-show ritual, him and the band take a shot (preferably of Jack Daniels) and say a group prayer before going out on stage.
Not long after moving to Nashville breakthrough country artist Jimmie Allen found himself living out of his car because the landlord of the trailer he was renting sold it without letting him know.
Jimmie Allen wears a bracelet that says "explore", and was given to him by a fan. Allen says “To me it means to explore every part of your heart that desires to do something. No matter what it is. Take a chance and never stop until you figure out where you’re supposed to be.”
When Travis Denning was seven years old his father picked him up from school and played the AC/DC Live CD for him. Travis was hooked and it was from then on he knew he wanted to pursue music for a living.
When Travis Denning was 10 years old he wanted a Les Paul guitar as he continued to excel during his guitar lessons. His parents told him they would get him a Les Paul if he could play "Stairway to Heaven" all the way through. In just three months, the 10 year old mastered the well known song and STILL uses the guitar on stage today!
Brad Rempel of country duo High Valley had a pretend radio show when he was 5 years old. He would record on a cassette recorder given to him by his parents and this is where the name "High Valley" originated. “I had weather, sports, commercials,” Brad recalls. “I introduced the band and the song, and the band was always High Valley.”
Curtis Rempel is known as the fun goofy guy within the duo, as Brad takes on the serious businessman role. One of Curtis's magical hidden talents? Juggling as shown on the duos “Make You Mine” video.
Mitchell Tenpenny's grandmother, Donna Hilley, spent 31 years working at Sony/ATV Nashville and eventually worked her way to become President and CEO.
Mitchell Tenpenny was born and raised in Nashville unlike most country artists who move to Music City to get recognized as signer-songwriters.
Maddie & Tae
Maddie & Tae partnered up with Bloomingdale's in-house brand AQUA in the fall of 2016 and started there own line named "AQUA x Maddie and Tae".
Maddie & Tae made history with their debut single “Girl In A Country Song” being recognized as the 3rd female duo in 70 years to have a debut single reach the #1 spot.
Trent Harmon developed a passion for music at five years old after being taught by his mother to sing "Amazing Grace".
Trent Harmon was a contestant on NBC's The Voice before winning the 15th season of American Idol in 2016.
She may seem new to us, but Carly Pearce has already played the Grand Ole Opry more than 30 times.
Carly Pearce talked her parents into letting her quit high school at age 16 and took her first job as apart of the country show at Dollywood where she performed in six shows a day!
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