Exactly twenty years ago today, on September 16, 1995, Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love it” debut single shot straight to the top of the charts. The song came from his third studio album, All I Want, which was released three days after the song landed at the top of the charts on September 19, 1995. “I Like It, I Love It” stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks. It was included on McGraw’s 2000 Greatest Hits album, his 2008 Greatest Hits: Limited Edition album, and his 2010 #1 Hits album.
Written by Jeb Stuart Anderson, Steve Dukes and Mark Hall, the hit also became an unofficial sports anthem. ABC’s Monday Night Football broadcasts frequently used the country-favorite sing-a-long, and it is also the celebration song for the NHL’s Nashville Predators.
“I didn’t think much about recording it,” McGraw recalls to Huntsville radio station WDRM-FM. “I was kind of cold on it, and I listened to it again, and for some reason, it hit me a whole lot different the second time around. And then when we went in and cut the track, the track just turned out so fun and so cool that it really didn’t matter how much I liked it anymore after we got to the track, because I loved it after that.”
Midwest Country Music fans, buy your tickets to Country Night Lights on Sept. 26th here
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One of country music’s most recognizable names and winner of multiple CMA awards for Best Entertainer and Best Album, Kenny Chesney, has chosen our headliner Sam Hunt to open for his largest performances next tour. When you are as seasoned at making hit records, #1 singles, and throwing widely successful American tours like Kenny Chesney has done since the early 2000’s, fans and music aficionados alike look to these experts to introduce the next best thing in country music. Kenny Chesney choosing Sam Hunt to join him on tour and giving him his certified stamp of approval means Sam Hunt and his country/hip-hop/EDM fusion music are likely to be the future.
“People count on having a great day when they come out to see us,” Chesney said in a prepared statement. “And I think it’s important that we give them the best show we can from the moment they hit the gate until the final encore song’s been played.”
Five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert and newcomers Old Dominion will also join Hunt in opening for Chesney on his 2016 tour. Dates have not yet been released. Follow us for more information.
Come see Sam Hunt before he blows up
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We’re happy to announce tent and RV camping at Country Night Lights! This will be available for the night of Saturday, September 26. Note that these camping passes DO NOT include admission into the festival itself.
You can purchase camping passes on the same page to get tickets – click here to get yours!
See below for all info on both tent and RV camping. Please note that information is subject to change without notice. Questions? Contact us on Facebook (click here) or Twitter (click here).
Saturday night camping will be allowed at Country Night Lights. Each person can purchase a camping pass for $20. Camping passes are NOT tickets into the festival, nor are they parking passes for your vehicle. Tickets to the festival are sold separately.
-Camping passes are PER PERSON, not per campsite. Each person who plans on camping will need their own camping pass, regardless of who or how many people you’ll be camping with.
-Want to camp next to your friends? Make sure you all arrive together. Camping spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Camp sites can NOT be reserved without campers present.
-The camping site has a maximum capacity. We encourage everyone to purchase camping passes prior to arrival at Country Night Lights as we cannot guarantee that camping will still be available for purchase the day of the event. IF camping is still available on Sept. 26, you may purchase a camping pass on-site until we hit capacity.
-There are no electric or water hook ups in the camping area. Generators are not allowed. There will not be showers in the camping area.
-Campers are allowed to leave and re-enter the camping area only. Re-entry into the FESTIVAL is NOT allowed.
-Trailers and other camping units that require to be towed in with a vehicle are prohibited. You may purchase a RV/motorhome camping pass to camp in such units. GA camping is reserved for tents only
-Camping is rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.
-PROHIBITED ITEMS: Open flames (including grills, tiki torches, fire rings), drugs, anything glass (plastic and cans only), generators, pets, or tents LARGER than 15’ x 15’.
Saturday night camping with your RV/motorhome will be allowed at Country Night Lights. RV/motorhome camping will take place at the Athens County Fairgrounds, with complimentary shuttles providing you a ride to/from the festival and Fairgrounds with your RV camping wristband. RV camping passes are NOT tickets into the festival (you must purchase that separately).
-The fairgrounds has a maximum capacity, and RVs will be allowed to camp on a first-come, first-served basis. We HIGHLY recommend pre-purchasing your RV camping pass online to ensure your spot and solidify your plans for the festival!
-One RV/Motorhome per campsite. All people wishing to be included in your RV pass must be present at the same time upon your arrival. There is an 8-person limit on the amount of people who can stay inside your RV/motorhome.
-You may arrive beginning at 11AM on Saturday, Sept. 26, and must be vacated by noon on Sunday, Sept. 27
-No tents are allowed for sleeping next to an RV
-No saving spaces – arrive together, camp together
-No wrapped or sponsored vehicles. You WILL be turned away if your RV/motorhome has any advertising, marketing, sponsoring, or company logos on it.
-All RVs and persons are subject to search upon entry
-There are no in-and-out privileges with your RV/motorhome. Persons with an RV camping pass may re-enter the campground as needed, but if your RV leaves the Fairgrounds, you will NOT be allowed back in.
-RV parking passes are non-transferable. No refunds or exchanges.
-PROHIBITED ITEMS: Open flames (including grills, tiki torches, fire rings), drugs, glass beverage containers (plastic and cans only, please), kegs, generators, or pets.