Lineup set for 2017 Night in the Country festival in Yerington

Hot off the heels of four supporting artist announcements, Night in the Country has announced Friday night headliner Justin Moore plus Drake White and The Big Fire, who will play ahead of Craig Morgan.

The three-day festival returns to the Lyon County Fairgrounds July 27-29.

Rebel yellers and boot stompers will surely recognize the unforgiving bravado pulsing through Justin Moore’s music. A small-town guy who made it big, Moore embodies the hardworking blue-collar culture that country music was built on. Nowhere is this more evident than in his debut self-titled album, which climbed to no. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the help of hit singles like the No. 1 “Small Town USA.”

His follow-up album, “Outlaws Like Me,” is his most successful to-date reaching Gold certification and No. 1 on the Top Country chart bolstered by Moore’s second No. 1 single “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” Since his self-titled debut, Justin Moore has release three albums, “Outlaws Like Me,” “Off the Beaten Path” and his most recent “Kinda Don’t Care,” each peaking at No. 1 on Top Country chart and in the top five on the Billboard 200.

Despite being a newcomer on the scene, Alabama native Drake White and his band The Big Fire have shared the stage with country music’s biggest names, opening for the likes of Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Zac Brown Band. After a handful of self-promoted and organized tours, White caught the attention of Dot Records who signed him in 2014, releasing his first single, “It Feels Good” at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot Country chart.

White’s debut album, “Spark,” released to rave reviews with Chuck Dauphin of saying, “There is nobody — and I do mean nobody — who does what Drake White does. And, if I do say so myself, he does it damn well.”

Fans and critics agree on White, as his debut album raced to the No. 4 spot on the Top Country chart.

In addition to the string of artist announcements, Night in the Country is celebrating the holidays with a limited-time Black Friday sale Nov. 25-28. Festivalgoers can score four general admission credentials for $300 or four Superfan credentials for $560.

Since the 2016 festival, Night in the Country has been steadily announcing new artists, including the announcements of Toree McGee, Chad Bramlet and Brandon Ray on social media channels.

Next year’s Night in the Country artists include: Steve Moakler on Thursday, July 27; Brandon Ray, Toree McGee, Drake White and The Big Fire, Craig Morgan and Justin Moore on Friday, July 28; and Chad Bramlet and Thomas Rhett on Saturday, July 29.

For 15 years Night in the Country has put on an annual music festival, as well as other local concerts, to raise funds for local and regional nonprofit organizations.

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