OFFSTAGE: Which Artists Would You Choose for Flatts Fest?

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I know Christmas is only five days away. But I have a great last-minute gift idea, in case anyone’s still wondering what to get me. I’d love a ticket to Flatts Fest. I have no idea when or where it will be — or who will be playing — but still. How could you not want to go to something called Flatts Fest? Rascal Flatts member Joe Don Rooney told CMT Radio that Flatts Fest is going to be is something bigger than they’ve ever done before. He said, “Country really hasn’t had a Lollapalooza. … We [thought], ’Let’s do a Flatts Fest. Let’s invite some big name artists out and just have fun and let the fans enjoy a big day of music, a big night.” Since they are still in the planning stages, why don’t we throw some country artists’ names in the suggestion box for Rooney? I’ll start. How about Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Eric Church.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.