Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton & More Join Hometown Rising Lineup

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Hometown Rising 2020?

Written by Drew Pearce
Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton & More Join Hometown Rising Lineup
THE VOICE -- Season: 18 -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

Following a sold-out debut in 2019, the Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival is coming back to Louisville, Kentucky, with another star-studded lineup in September.

Taking place at the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, country superstars Blake Shelton and Old Dominion will headline on Saturday, Sept. 12, while Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley lead the lineup on Sunday, Sept. 13, closing out the festival with a bang.

“We’ve had the pleasure of playing shows in Kentucky, and the crowds always have so much energy,” Old Dominion shared. “We’re looking forward to returning and getting back on that stage!”

Rounding out the Saturday lineup are Jon Pardi, Clint Black, Russell Dickerson, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shenandoah, Caylee Hammack, Jon Langston, Aubrie Sellers, Noah Schnacky, The Josephines, Ross Ellis, Emily Ann Roberts, Stephanie Quayle, Lakeview and Kaitlyn Kohler. Joining Underwood and Bentley on Sunday are Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mitchell Tenpenny, Cam, Matt Stell, Blanco Brown, Kassi Ashton, King Calaway, Tennessee Jet, Lainey Wilson, Adam Doleac, Chris Bandi, Sean Stemaly, Tyler Booth, Madison Kozak and Alex Hall.

“I’ve always said I’m a singer-songwriter from Flatwoods, Kentucky, so I’m looking forward to coming back to my home plate and playing Hometown Rising,” Cyrus said.

Hometown Rising is the first event of the “Louisville Trifesta” series, as two more consecutive weekends of festivals follow it. As part of the series, Danny Wimmer Presents, producer of Hometown Rising, announced a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to celebrate the state’s farmers.

“It all begins with the farmer,” shared Danny Wimmer, founder of DWP. “Our festivals feature the end products, bourbon and food, and I am excited to use our events as a platform to celebrate and recognize the farming community.”

The 2020 Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept.  12 and 13, and event passes go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. For details on tickets, camping and lodging and more, visit