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5 Must-See Acts at the 2022 Legends of Music Row Key West

5 Must-See Acts at the 2022 Legends of Music Row Key West

September 15th, 2022 | Key West Events & Festivals

Legends of Music Row is coming to the Coffee Butler Amphitheater in Key West, Oct. 13 - 15, 2022. The country music festival is unlike any other, in that it’s an intimate concert experience that allows one to get up-close-and-personal with the artists.

The three-night once-in-a-lifetime event is packed with star-studded country music performers and songwriters, and is hosted by Country Music Hall of Famer Dean Dillon. The legendary songwriter has had an incredible career with numerous hits by artists such as Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, and more.

Legends of Music Row is stacked with legends and rising stars alike - and the format of the show won’t allow you to miss a single one! Here, we’re shining a light on some of those incredible acts who will be performing during the weekend.

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1. Lainey Wilson

Thursday, Oct. 13, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The singer-songwriter reached number one on the American country songs chart with her hit single “Things a Man Oughta Know” and was most recently named the ACM New Female of the Year and iHeartRadio’s Best New Country Artist. Lainey Wilson’s other accolades include one of the “Top Country Albums of 2021” (Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, and American Songwriter) and Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2021.” This October, the most buzzed-about country music star comes to Key West!

2. Marla Cannon-Goodman

Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Legends of Music Row kicks off each night of the festival by featuring hit songwriters, and Marla Cannon-Goodman is one of the best in the business. The daughter of songwriting legend Buddy Cannon, the Tennessee native has become a certifiable hit-maker of her own. Marla has had her songs recorded by a plethora of well-known country musicians, including Blake Shelton’s “Don’t Make Me,” Lee Ann Womack’s number one smash “The Fool,” and Tracy Byrd’s number one “Ten Rounds With José Cuervo.” Marla takes the stage with her father and Casey Beathard.

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3. Blackberry Smoke

Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The Atlanta-based group became the first indie band in country music history to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with their 2015 release ‘Holding All the Roses.’ To date, Blackberry Smoke has released seven studio albums and built a community around the world with their signature sound blending classic rock, blues, country, and folk.

4. Jamey Johnson

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 - 11 p.m.

The award-winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter has worked alongside legends Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., appeared as a guest on David Letterman and Jay Leno, earned himself a Gold Record, and has written hits for Trace Adkins and George Strait, among others. Jamey is one of the biggest names in country music, and come Saturday night, his legendary set will close out Legends of Music Row.

5. George Strait

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 - 11 p.m.

The “King of Country” will join Jamey Johnson on stage for a few songs for the finale of Legends of Music Row. Considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time, George Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades - a record that may never be broken!

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