MOBILE, Alabama – BayFestorganizers have added a slate of country music to their 2012 lineup, withLuke Bryan to appear on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Bryan will top the day’s lineup on the AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage. The Georgia native’s stardom is relatively fresh: He scored his first No. 1 country hit in 2010, with “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” and his most recent with “Drunk on You” which is currently still at No. 5. “Drunk on You” also has been as high as No. 17 on Billboard’s overall pop singles chart, Bryan’s best crossover showing so far.
His biggest hits also include “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” “Rain is a Good Thing” and “Do I.”
Two other newly announced country acts also will perform on Oct. 7: Chris Cagle, whose top singles include “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out” and “Chicks Dig It,” and Jerrod Neimann, who topped the country chart in 2010 with “Lover, Lover.”
The Sunday lineup on the AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage will start with Mobile-area songwriter and vocalist Elley Duhe. Duhe, 20, was born in Mobile and grew up in Vancleave, Mississippi, and has performed regularly along the Gulf Coast since her mid-teens. In February, she appeared on national TV in an audition round of the NBC show “The Voice.”
BayFest takes place Oct. 5-7 in downtown Mobile. Other acts announced so far include headliners Journey, Al Green, Bush and Pretty Lights, plus Pat Benatar, Loverboy, Buckcherry, My Darkest Days, The Campaign 1984, Mimosa and Rose Royce.
Weekend passes are $45 and are on sale with no service charge at www.bayfest.com. A group rate is available for groups of 20 or more people. Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult ticketholder. For updates and other festival information, visit www.bayfest.com or www.facebook.com/BayFestMusicFestival.