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Bentley and Young to headline Country Spirit USA shows

12/30/2019 01:12PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Country music superstars Dierks Bentley and Chris Young will perform at the third annual Citadel Country Spirit USA, headlining two nights of a spectacular three-day country music festival that is returning to Chester County on Aug. 28 to 30.

The festival will once again be held at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, located in the beautiful Chester County countryside. Tickets are now on sale.

Bentley is a dynamic live performer who has become a dominant voice in the country music genre since he debuted in 2003. He has scored 19 number-one hits, including “What Was I Thinkin,’” “Every Mile a Memory,” “I Hold On,” “Come a Little Closer,” and “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go).” He has garnered 14 Grammy nominations and a slew of ACM and CMA nominations. His music has accounted for more than 6.4 billion overall digital streams, and Bentley has millions of miles headlining tours under his belt. An accomplished singer/songwriter, he wrote 10 of the 13 tracks on his latest album, “The Mountain,” which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. “The Mountain” helped Bentley garner multiple award nominations, including Album of the Year.

Young, also a multi-platinum entertainer, just celebrated a record year on the road playing to more than 400,000 fans in 2019.

Since his debut album was released in 2007, Young’s accomplishments include 2 billion on-demand streams, 12 million singles sold, 11 career No. 1 singles, seven studio albums in 12 years and numerous award nominations.

The announcement that Bentley and Young are two of the headliners for the third annual Citadel Country Spirit USA will start building excitement for a music festival that has been heralded as a great American festival experience. In 2020, Citadel Country Spirit USA will feature 20 country music acts performing nearly 30 hours of live music on two stages—14 nationally recognized artists on the GMC Sierra Stage and popular up-and-comers on the Citadel Rising Star Stage. WXTU is the festival’s media partner. The remainder of the lineup will be announced at a later date.

While music is the main attraction at the festival, attendees are treated to a celebration with like-minded country music fans, an array of activities and fanfare, a wide selection of food vendors, restaurants, and lounges for socializing and having fun.

Hosted by the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau, approximately 20,000 fans from across the country attended the festival in August of 2019.

Citadel, one of the largest credit unions serving the Greater Philadelphia area, is the festival’s title sponsor for the third consecutive year.

Tier 2 three-day passes are now on sale. Tier 2 prices will start from $239, plus fees. Single-day tickets for the event will be available after all entertainers in the lineup are announced.

Purchase reserved, pit and general admission three-day passes and preferred parking online at To charge by phone, call 1-800-514-3849.

Once again in 2020, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Festival sponsors include Citadel, Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau, the Tri-State GMC Dealers, Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine and Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show.  

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