Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Balloon & Wine Festival Announces Concert Additions of Plain White T's, Gloriana, Love & Theft, and Chase Bryant

TEMECULA, CA -  Catching the Country wave sweeping the U.S. music industry, the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival will feature two days of Country Music on the Main Stage sponsored by Pechanga Resort  & Casino. Country Friday, a traditional Country day will feature Gloriana, Love and Theft, and Chase Bryant. Sunday, a departure from the Freestyle Motocross Show, will feature Chris Young, currently  No. 4 on the Billboard Charts, with  "Lonely Eyes." The hit is No. 2 on Billboard's Country station play list.

Gloriana, currently with the song "Trouble" No. 29 on the Country airplay list, makes a return visit to the Festival stage.  The group's 2009 debut album was No. 3 on the Top 200 Billboard chart and spawned a gold- certified hit single with "Wild At Heart." They won the American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and in 2010 Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Group. Their hit song "(Kissed You) Good Night" made No. 2 on the charts and was certified platinum in the United States. Gloriana has opened for Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown, and in 2012 opened at the Festival for Chris Cagle and Phil Vassar.

Love and Theft first galvanized fans in 2009 with the Top 10 hit "Runaway."  That breakthrough success set the stage for their debut album "World Wide Open,"  which produced the hit single "Dancing In Circles."  After a move from the Carolwood label to RCA, the duo (Stephen

Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson)  scored their first No. 1 single with "Angel Eyes," which was featured on Love and Theft's self-titled second album, along with the hits "Runnin' Out of Air" and "If You Ever Get Lonely."

Relative newcomer, Chase Bryant has quickly made a name for himself on the Country scene. Bryant’s debut single, “Take It On Back,” was a top 10 smash and one of the fastest rising singles of 2014 by a male country artist. It has reached 1-million combined views on YouTube/ VEVO.  Bryant joins  Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour 2015 this summer and toured with Brantley' Gilbert in 2014. 
His video(  “Take It On Back” spent 14 weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, was a Great American Country TV (GAC)  Top 20 Country Countdown hit and a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville.
Plain White T's joins Daughtry for the Rockin' Country  Saturday lineup.  Plain White T's is best known for their mega hit "Hey There Delilah."  The 18th most downloaded song of all time, is just one in a string of hits that includes "1,2,3,4" and "Rhythm of Love."  Currently on a European tour, the group releases  their new Indie album "American Nights"  March 31.  The album includes singles "Pause,"  "Stay"  and "Love Again." Fans can see the "Pause" video at .
Daughtry, a band carrying the name of the lead singer and guitarist Chris Daughtry,  with four No. 1 hits,  four Grammy nominations, four American Music Awards, and over 8 million albums
sold, has sold out concerts around the world. Daughtry will headline the Rocking Wine Country Saturday concert lineup.
Chris Daughtry gained notoriety during "American Idol" Season 5 where he placed fourth and immediately signed with RCA Records.   Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up "Leave This Town" marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s third album "Break The Spell"  was certified gold within four weeks of its release.  "Baptized," Daughtry's fourth album peaked at No. 3 with the singles "Waiting for Superman," and "Long Live Rock & Roll."  The single "Witness" was released February 20, 2015.
Country sensation Chris Young will headline the Pechanga Main Stage on Sunday.  At the age of 29, Young,  was dubbed as "one of country music’s most reliable hit makers” by USA Today.  A Grammy-nominated recording artist, Young plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “The Man I Want To Be,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “You” and “Who I Am With You.” He’s amassed six  No. 1 singles, seven Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from ABC’s “Good Morning America” to Australia and Dublin to “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is held at Lake Skinner Recreation area in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country.  Located just north of San Diego County, the Festival has a successful  history of celebrating Southern California Wine Country’s finest assets of clear skies dotted by hot air balloons, mild temperatures, and rolling vineyards. For Festival information visit or call (951) 676-6713.