For the 22nd edition of its annual country and Americana festival, local and independently-owned KHYI 95.3 "The Range" has introduced a line-up for its Toyota Texas Music Revolution that's guaranteed to satisfy longtime listeners.
Oscar-winning country rock troubadour Ryan Bingham, critically adored honky tonk queen Margo Price, and Lone Star legends Ray Wylie Hubbard and Gary P. Nunn will headline the March 23-24 event at Oak Point Park in Plano.
It's the third year this event will go down in Plano's spacious park, where a mammoth stage will go up near the amphitheater stage already in place.
The fest used to be hosted indoors, at the famed Southfork Ranch, but crowds have grown as has the marquee talent: Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack and Stoney LaRue have headlined in the past.
Rounding out the 2018 bill so far are Two Tons of Steel and Austin Cunningham on Fri., March 23, and then the Bird Dogs, Drew Kennedy, Buffalo Ruckus, Jesse Dayton, the O's and maybe the most feverishly-discussed country group to emerge from North Texas in recent years, the Texas Gentlemen, on Sat., March 24. The March 24 lineup has yet to be finalized, as for the first time, the festival is accepting applications from ambitious local artists hoping to get in on the action. One acoustic performer and one full-band slot will be awarded to one of the acts who apply, via the festival's website.
Tickets for Toyota Texas Music Revolution are now on sale. It's $15 for Friday only, $32.50 for a two-day pass. The price will increase by $10 at the beginning of February and then again at the beginning of March.
Tickets, information and band applications can be found at ToyotaTMR.com.