The event's organizers sent out a press releases today announcing the dates for the annual hootenanny: April 7-10, in Florence where the festival has been staged at Canyon Moon Ranch since outgrowing Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek a few years back.
The event's spokesman said he will be announcing headliners on Wednesday, but appeared to tip his hand:
"Just a little hint, one of the headliners has the #1 record in the nation ... hmmm!!!"
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Phoenix New Times's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Phoenix's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
The number one single in the country is Rihanna's "What's My Name." Riri would be sort of an odd choice, though.
The number one album, on the other hand, is Taylor Swift's Speak Now.
We'll have to wait for final confirmation next week, but I think it's pretty safe to expect Ms. Swift at Country Thunder.