2010 Artist Lineup

Hayes Carll

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Hayes Carll delivers songs born of baptism-by-fire experience, world weary observations and sharp wit. While his songs draw from Texas songwriting heroes such as Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Carll has managed to put a stamp on his music that is truly his own. As a performer, Carll’s clever anecdotes, genuine sincerity and self-deprecating humor invites listeners in to his world. His confidence and charisma are second only to the quality of his songwriting. Audiences relate to his songs because he sings to them as friends, immediately breaking down any barrier that might normally exist between the stage and audience. In May of 2009, Hayes Carll’s Stingaree Music Festival celebrated the return of the Bolivar Peninsula. The area, still recovering from the devastating results of a direct hit from hurricane Ike, also welcomed the return of a hometown hero. To thank the Peninsula for their continued support, all profits from the festival were donated to the Bolivar Peninsula Economic Relief fund. After releasing two albums independently, Flowers And Liquor and the acclaimed sophomore record Little Rock, singer/songwriter Hayes Carll found a home at Lost Highway. On April 8, 2008, his debut for Lost Highway, Trouble In Mind, was released. The album showcased a collection of songs that blend some of the finest elements of folk, country and rock with brainy, quirky lyrics. Since the release of Trouble In Mind, Carll has toured non-stop, both with and without his band. Along the way he’s made many friends and fans who truly appreciate his craft, humor, attitude, opinions and even his compassion. In September of 2008, Carll won SONG OF THE YEAR at the 7th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards for his satirical “She Left Me For Jesus”. He also received a nomination for ARTIST OF THE YEAR. In December of 2008, Hayes Carll appeared and performed on Imus In The Morning where Don Imus called “She Left Me For Jesus” the “greatest country song ever.”

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