Report: Sara Evans, Billy Currington Playing July 4 Fest

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Billy Currington and Sara Evans set off more fireworks in some people's heads than others, we guess.
Culturemap, the Houston Web site that loves rubbing shoulders with celebrities and other "insiders" but is generally content to limit its music coverage to the kind of artists familiar to the average People magazine reader, has unleashed a scoop that will surely have the rest of Houston talking until at least their lunch breaks are over.

The article, whose headline starts "The secret is out," says safe-as-milk pop-country singers Billy Currington and Sara Evans are the headliners at this year's Freedom Over Texas festival in Eleanor Tinsley Park on July 4. The City of Houston had planned to announce that information Monday in a 10 a.m. press conference at City Hall; Rocks Off got the same press release and everything. The only source cited in the article is "Culturemap has learned."

Well okay, then. To be fair, Freedom Over Texas draws the kind of crowds that perk up Culturemap's interest. The article says gated attendance will be limited to 100,000 people, which we'll admit is a lot. (They also covered Free Press Summer Press last year, finally, and they're all over the rodeo.) The city usually puts a couple of interesting and/or popular local artists further down the bill, but we guess Culturemap wasn't interested in that particular scoop.

Still, we don't know what they're all excited about. This is Billy Currington and Sara Evans we're talking about here, not George Strait at Reliant Stadium. Seriously, does anybody even go to this thing for the music?

July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year. Please continue with your Friday afternoon.


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KING
KING

I, for one, do not have a single fuck to give about Billy Currington.

Samantha K
Samantha K

You Obviously have never been to a Billy Currington concert before he is a big deal! Incase you didnt know. He has sung with Lionel Richie, most recently with Kenny Rogers oh and not to mention sang with Shania Twain and has been on tour with Kenny Chesney. His concerts are amazing bringing out lots of people! He has so much energy loves what he does and loves his fans! Maybe you should check him out. Before you say something even more hurtful and not right!

Betsycamp1
Betsycamp1

This is really such a hateful article.  Billy Currington is someone to get very excited about.  I like George but I'd much rather see Billy Currington.  He is so amazing in concert.  His voice is unbelievable and his energy and enthusiasm are unmatched.  Maybe you need to go see him before you start talking.

Teresa
Teresa

It's obvious that whoever wrote this is not a country music fan lol. BC has been ALL over the place, on TV talk shows singing w/Lionel Richie, headlining his own tour, selling out everywhere, and I hear him on both of Houston's major country stations (93Q and KILT) at least 3 times a day.  And he DID play Reliant stadium at last years rodeo and I believe there was a respectable 55,000 that showed up, so I'm pretty sure he's going to fill the Freedom Fest up!

Debbie0418
Debbie0418

Obviously you have never seen Billy Curringtong live before. If you had, you would know what an awesome, energetic show he puts on. He is headlining his own tour this year, and treats his audience to old songs, new songs and cover songs. His band is just as energetic and entertaining as Billy is, and his fans love him!!!

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

I'm sure the feeling is mutual, hipster DB.

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