Kenny Chesney and Brad
Paisley are just two of the country stars performing at high-profile events on the Fourth of July. Of course, July 4 also
signals Willie Nelson’s annual picnic, and this year’s event in Fort
Worth, Texas, is shaping up to be another stellar event.
Chesney and Katy Perry are the musical performers in New York
City for Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular, a TV special airing at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Chesney will perform “Summertime”
and his current single, “Come Over,” during the special hosted
by Regis Philbin.
As previously reported, Paisley will be in Washington, D.C., to perform a salute to the military
during a USO-sponsored concert on the South Lawn of the White House. The one-hour concert, which also features the U.S. Marine
Band, will be streamed lived on the White House website at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Nelson’s legendary Fourth of July Picnic takes
place at Billy Bob’s Texas with a lineup that includes fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill
Anderson, along with Jamey Johnson, Billy
Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Randy
Rogers Band, Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny
Bush, Lukas Nelson, Corey Smith, Stoney
LaRue, Wade Bowen and others.
Keith and Lionel Richie will appear during a concert at the Greenbrier
Classic golf tournament in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
In Nashville, the Mavericks,
Craig Morgan, Sarah Darling
and the Nashville Symphony will be performing a free concert at Riverfront Park prior to the annual fireworks display near
the Cumberland River.