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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Collective Soul, Little Big Town and more to Magic Springs

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Collective Soul plays at Magic Springs May 25 pic
  • Collective Soul plays at Magic Springs May 25.

Magic Springs unveiled its 2013 concert lineup recently. It's a mix of established acts and newer ones, with pop, rock, country and gospel represented. The Aug. 3 slot is still TBA. As in years past, the concerts at Timberwood Amphitheater are free with a season pass or GA ticket, though for $5-$10 extra you can reserve a seat.

Kicking off the season is bubble-grunge favorite Collective Soul on May 25. Take a look under the passenger seat in your '92 Accord and you might just find a cassingle copy of the band's megahit "Shine." On June 1, you can get a dose of '80s nostalgia with Night Ranger and Firehouse.

"A Little More Country Than That" singer Easton Corbin is on the slate for June 8, while June 14-15 will be a praise-filled weekend, with Dove Award winners Building 429 and DC Talk alum and Christian rap pioneer TobyMac.

Country quartet Little Big Town brings their vocal harmonies and slick pop-informed hits on June 22, followed by the Fogerty-less sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revisited June 29. On July 6, Lynyrd Skynyrd rolls into town, though our own Jim Harris was less than impressed with the band's performance last year at Riverfest. Maybe it was just an off night.

Other highlights include Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman on July 27, CCM up-and-comers Needtobreathe on Aug. 10 and Radio Disney star Coco Jones. The full press release is available after the jump.

(Hot Springs, Ark., March 11, 2013) Magic Springs Water and Theme Park released its
highly anticipated concert series for the 2013 season at a live “Concert Reveal” event at
the park.

“We’ve got an incredible lineup of artists,” said park general manager, Steve Honeycutt.
“The concert series is a major piece of the entertainment package here at the park.”

The concert series will run most Saturdays May 25 through August 31. All concerts
are included with a Season Pass or general admission ticket with free lawn seating on
a first-come, first-served basis at Timberwood Ampthitheater. In addition, reserved
seating may be purchased for $10 or $5 at beginning March 26. The
park opens April 13.

The concert lineup for the 2013 season:

Saturday, May 25 - Collective Soul

Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity with their first hit mega No. 1
single, "Shine", which came from their debut album “Hints, Allegations, and Things
Left Unsaid.” They have recorded seven No. 1 mainstream rock hits. (More info at

Saturday, June 1 — Night Ranger with Firehouse

Night Ranger is from San Francisco and gained popularity during the 1980s with a
series of albums and singles. The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million
copies worldwide. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad "Sister
Christian." (More info at

Firehouse reached stardom with hit singles like "Don't Treat Me Bad" "Reach For
The Sky" and "All She Wrote,” as well as their signature ballads "I Live My Life
for You,” "Love of a Lifetime,” and "When I Look Into Your Eyes". (More info at

Saturday, June 8 — Easton Corbin

In a six-month period, Easton Corbin received 13 country music award nominations
and won three country music trophies. Most recently, he received three nominations
from the Academy of Country Music Awards — Top New Solo Vocalist as well as Single
and Song of the Year for his debut hit, “A Little More Country Than That.” (more info at

Celebrate the Word — Friday, June 14 — Building 429 and Saturday, June 15 —

Building 429 were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year (Dove
Award). (More at

Toby McKeehan, better known as TobyMac, was one of the first and best-known
Christian rappers. He was first known for being a member of the Christian vocal trio DC
Talk. Five of his singles have gone to No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Songs chart, tying
him with Third Day for fourth on the list of artists with the most No. 1 hits on that chart.
More info at

Saturday, June 22 — Little Big Town

Little Big Town was founded in 1998. The quartet's musical style relies heavily on four-
part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead singers. They have
racked up multiple Grammys, CMA and ACM nominations and crafted several Top 10
country hits. Their album, “The Road to Here” was certified platinum in the U.S. and
produced consecutive Top 10 singles on the country charts in "Boondocks" and "Bring It
On Home." (More info at

Saturday, June 29 — Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford may not have intended it, but their band,
Creedence Clearwater Revisited, has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the legendary
group Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited
project in 1995 to once again perform live Creedence Clearwater Revival hits -
touchstones of a generation. (More info at

Saturday, July 6 — Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd is best known for popularizing the Southern hard-rock genre during
the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as the "Noble Five" in Jacksonville, Fla., the band
rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live performances and signature
tunes "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird." (more info at

Saturday, July 13 — Gary Allan

Gary Allan made his debut on the United States country music scene with the release of
his single "Her Man", the lead-off to his gold-certified debut album “Used Heart for Sale.”
Seven more of his singles have reached the Top 10 on this chart as well: "Her Man,” "It
Would Be You,” "Right Where I Need to Be", "The One,” "Best I Ever Had,” "Life Ain't
Always Beautiful" and "Watching Airplanes." (More at

Celebrate the Word — Friday, July 19 — Heaven is For Real Ministries and Saturday,
July 20 — MercyMe

Heaven is for Real Ministries brings an evening of inspiration and song to the Celebrate
the Word Event weekend featuring Todd Burpo, his son Colton and the band, Read You
and Me. Burpo wrote the million seller, Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding
Story of His Trip to Heaven.

The book documents a near-death experience by Burpo's then-4-year-old-son, Colton,
after which he began saying he had visited Heaven. By April 2012 over a million ebooks
had been sold. (More at

MercyMe is one of America’s most popular Christian rock bands. The group first gained
mainstream recognition with the crossover single, "I Can Only Imagine," which elevated
their debut album, “Almost There,” to double platinum certification. MercyMe has won
8 Dove Awards and has had numerous Grammy Award nominations. (More info at

Saturday, July 27 — Theory of a Deadman

Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band formed in 2001. They have a
total of seven Top 10 hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. (More into at

Saturday, Aug 3 — TBA

Celebrate the Word — Friday, August 9 — Peter Furler and Saturday, August 10 —

Peter Andrew Furler is an Australian musician, songwriter, producer, and record
executive and is best known as the former lead singer for the Christian rock band
Newsboys. He has sold over 7 million albums and had 27 number one hits. (more info

Needtobreathe has charted on mainstream rock/pop charts, but have had their
greatest number of singles on Christian music charts. The group opened for Taylor
Swift on the North American leg of her Speak Now World Tour in 2011. (more info at

Saturday, August 17 - Coco Jones

Courtney "Coco" Jones is an American teen actress, pop singer, rapper, and dancer.
She was featured on Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing", or "N.B.T.", starred in the Disney
Channel movie Let It Shine, and just released her debut single "Holla at the DJ."(more
info at

Sunday, August 31 — Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle made his debut on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts with
the single "My Love Goes On and On", the first single from his debut album Play It Loud.
The album, which was certified gold in the United States, also produced the Top 10
hit "Laredo" and "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out", his No. 1 hit. (more info at

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