Tim McGraw headlines the first country show at Usana Amphitheatre on June 14, with Love & Theft and Brantley Gilbert opening.
The latter is a 28-year-old singer-songwriter who has not only charted two No. 1 country songs, ""Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," but wrote fellow Georgian Jason Aldean's chart-toppers "My Kinda Party" and "Dirt Road Anthem" (co-written with Colt Ford).
In a phone interview, Gilbert said his childhood in small-town Jefferson, Georgia was full of hunting, fishing and dirt-bike riding until he picked up the guitar. "It was always therapeutic for me," he said of the guitar. Plus, he added, "it helped with the ladies."