Every year I get the privilege of attending and broadcasting from the Country LakeShake Festival in Chicago. Sure, its a thrill to see huge acts like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban. But my favorite part of the Country LakeShake Festival is the Next From Nashville stage.

The Next from Nashville stage was built to propel the hottest up-and-coming Nashville acts, and shine a spot light on the new talent. The performers for this year's NFN stage were announced today. They include:

Friday: Clare Dunn, Rita Wilson, Rachel Wammack, Kassi Ashton

Saturday: Seaforth, Matt Stell, Levi Hummon, Ross Ellis, Waterloo Revival, Jobi Riccio

Sunday: Ryan Hurd, Travis Denning, Hardy, Austin Burke, Caylee Hammack, Elizabeth Lyons

This year's Country LakeShake Festival will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 21-23 on the lakefront in Chicago at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Friday night will mark the first ever major country music festival to host a full day featuring all female artists on both stages.

The complete lineup and ticket information can be found by clicking here. KICK-FM will have armbands to giveaway this spring. Keep listening for your chance to win, so you can join me on the Chicago lakefront.

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