Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney Bring Surf, Sand, Sun and Lots of Country Music to Tortuga Music Festival [Photo Gallery]

Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney Bring Surf, Sand, Sun and Lots of Country Music to Tortuga Music Festival [Photo Gallery]

More than 100,000 people hit the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend (April 7-9) for the fifth annual Tortuga Music Festival—breaking previous attendance records of years past.

The 3-day festival featured a multitude of performers, including Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Darius Rucker, LoCash and Maren Morris. 

“It’s a tremendous feeling to see Tortuga grow it’s fifth year in a row,” said Evan Harrison, CEO, Huka Entertainment. “The energy from the artists and fans fueled by our festive beach setting truly create a magical experience.”

Nash Country Daily has a comprehensive photo gallery of all the performances happening at Tortuga, that included Kenny Chesney performing “Save It For A Rainy Day,” Chris Stapleton debuing four new songs from his From A Room: Vol. 1 album, Alan Jackson treating the crowd to “5 O’Clock Somewhere,” Darius Rucker singing Hootie and the Blowfish classics and covering Prince’s “Purple Rain” and the crowd joining Maren Morris for every word of “My Church.” 

Check out photos from country’s biggest beach party, a.k.a., 2017 Tortuga Music Festival.

All photos courtesy Tortuga Music Festival

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs