We are excited to announce that Brantley Gilbert is headlining Mattress Warehouse presents WMZQ Fall Fest on October 12 at Jiffy Lube Live and joining him on the main stage is Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell! Newcomers Matt Stell, Noah Schnacky & Amy Wilcox will perform on the Mattress Warehouse Side Stage!
Brantley Gilbert hails from Jefferson, Georgia & besides being recognized for #1 songs like "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "Bottoms Up," he is also an acclaimed song writer, producer and father to two! If you've ever jammed out to Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem" or "My Kinda Party," you've jammed out to a song that Gilbert was behind! Gilbert's current single is a collaboration with fellow WMZQ Fall Fest performer, Lindsay Ell. If you haven't heard "Break Up In A Small Town," check it out!
Michael Ray first entered the country music scene in 2015 when his debut single "Kiss You In The Morning" shot to number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts. Ray released his sophomore albumAmosin 2018 and his latest single "One That Got Away" (which was co-written by Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey) recently hit number one!
For rising star Lindsay Ell, her debut album has been a long time coming … but you can’t rush personal discovery. Sent on a mission to unleash the vibrant, soul-bearing country artist long predicted by fans and critics alike, Ell’s journey is now complete – and she calls the result simply, The Project. Grooving, diverse, and emotionally charged, it’s easy to hear what Ell means.The Projectreveals every aspect of her abundant talent – from her fiery guitar prowess to her crisp, inviting vocals … and even her new knack for vulnerable song craft.
A renaissance man in modern country, Matt Stell is both an artist and an athlete, a soulful Southern vocalist and a worldly wayfarer. He’s a deep-thinking academic and a live-for-the-moment dreamer. And he’s a writer whose passion for the page is only equaled by his addiction to the stage.
Noah Schnacky self-released his first official single, “Hello Beautiful,” on his 21st birthday – Jan. 27, 2018 –and crossed one million streams in the first eight days.Quickly catching on in the streaming world - he began to amass a grassroots core of over 500,000 fans -which anchored an army of believers. “The power of music is unbelievable,” Schnackysays. “A movie can bring you to tears, it can change your perspective, it can bring you new joy, it can make you laugh –all in two-and-a-half hours. But a song can do that in two-and-a-half minutes. I want to be a part of that kind of influence, to help people through hard times.”
Arlington, VA's own Amy Wilcox has opened for Nashville staples like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler, and Brothers Osborne, while also commanding her own residency at Nashville mainstay, Third & Lindsley. As a principle character on A&E’s reality show, Crazy Hearts, the world got its first glimpse into the life of the burgeoning country music starlet.