Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist Reba McEntire and three-time Country Music Association (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride will be among 19 top country music artists and groups featured during "Meijer Country Stampede II" June 3-6 at Kentucky Speedway.

The powerful female duo will join CMA and Academy of Country Music (ACM) award nominees Darryl Worley ("Have You Forgotten?," "Tennessee River Run") Terri Clark ("I Just Want To Be Mad," "I Wanna Do It All" )and Dierks Bentley ("What Was I Thinkin'?" "My Last Name"). Fan favorites Chris Cagle ("What A Beautiful Day," "The Chicks Dig It"), Rushlow ("I Can't Be Your Friend") and Clay Walker ("I Can't Sleep," "The Chain of Love," "If I Could Make a Living") also will entertain with veteran artists Chris Ledoux ("What You Gonna Do With A Cowboy," "Don't It Make You Want To Dance," "It Ain't The Years It's The Miles") Mark Chestnutt ("It's A Little Too Late"), Joe Diffie ("In Another World," "A Night To Remember," "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox") and Neal McCoy ("The City Put The Country Back In Me"). Up-and-coming musicians taking the stage include Andy Griggs ("Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man"), Craig Morgan ("Every Friday Afternoon," "I Was Almost Home") and Cowboy Crush ("Cowboy Crush"). The full festival schedule follows.

"We have always said we're going to get more out of this venue than just great racing events," Kentucky Speedway Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said. "'Meijer Country Stampede II' will truly deliver for our venue and country music fans. Four days of fantastic music, food, and fun for the whole family - that's what it's all about. We're proud to host this entertainment event for the second straight year."

McEntire is currently climbing the charts with her most recent single "Somebody" from her 2003 release "Room To Breathe," which also features the hit single "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain." In addition to two Grammy Awards, she has earned musical and performance honors too numerous to mention. During her 23-year recording career, she's charted one quintuple platinum album, "Greatest Hits Vol. 2," a quadruple platinum album, "For My Broken Heart," as well as multiple triple-platinum, double-platinum, platinum and gold albums. McEntire also is the star of hit WB Network television comedy, "Reba," and earned accolades for her Broadway performance as "Annie" in "Annie Get Your Gun."

McBride was crowned 2003 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year for the second consecutive year and the third time in her career this past November. She also is the most nominated female for the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony to be held May 26, 2004. She is nominated for Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year ("Martina"), Video of the Year ("Concrete Angel") and Humanitarian of the Year for her work with a multitude of organizations which help combat domestic violence and curb its effects.

The four-day festival will feature more than 30 hours of country music and is expected to attract nearly 140,000 music fans to the $152-million venue. Title sponsor Meijer is offering a $50 single-day pass for $30 at its Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana locations. Complete tickets and camping package information is available by phone at 800-795-8091 and online at www.countrystampede.com.

Meijer Country Stampede II Tickets

Meijer Discount Offer: Receive a $20 discount off a $50 single-day pass at Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio Meijer locations.

Online: www.countrystampede.com

Phone: 800-795-8091

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