AXS TV Celebrates Independence Day Weekend with a Country Music Marathon July 5



Los Angeles – June 29, 2015 – AXS TV celebrates Independence Day weekend with over 15 hours of country music in a special concert marathon July 5 beginning at 2 p.m. ET. The line-up features unforgettable performances some of country’s most beloved artists, including Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson and more.

The marathon kicks off at 2 p.m. ET with outlaw country legend Merle Haggard as he takes the stage at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas, followed by country superstar Tim McGraw (4 p.m. ET), who performs out a mix of his new songs and classic hits, and the star-studded tribute concert “George Jones: 50 Years of Hits” (5 p.m. ET) where a line-up including Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd and many more celebrate legendary artist’s music.

Then, AXS TV presents Luke Bryan’s iconic spring break concert from Panama City, Florida at (7:05 p.m. ET), Kenny Chesney’s blockbuster “Summer in 3D” concert film (8:05 p.m. ET), Shania Twain’s Las Vegas show “Still The One” (9:25 p.m. ET), and Martina McBride’s Everlasting Tour performance from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (11:05 p.m. ET).

The night continues as Willie Nelson performs Billy Bob’s Texas (12:35 a.m. ET), Sugarland plays hits from “Incredible Machine” and other favorites (2:30 a.m. ET), chart-topper Travis Tritt performs classics such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Great Day” (3:30 a.m. ET) and Trace Adkins caps off the marathon in “Live Country!” (4:20 a.m. ET).

The full schedule is as follows (all times eastern):

2 p.m. – Merle Haggard: Live at Billy Bob’s Texas

4 p.m. – Tim McGraw

5 p.m. – George Jones: 50 Years of Hits

7:05 p.m. – Luke Bryan: Spring Break… Checkin’ Out

8:05 p.m. – Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D

9:25 p.m. – Shania Twain: Still The One

11:05 p.m. – Martina McBride: Everlasting Tour Live from the Ryman Auditorium

12:35 a.m. – Willie Nelson Live at Billy Bob’s Texas

2:30 a.m. – Sugarland 2009

3:30 a.m. – Travis Tritt

4:20 a.m. – Trace Adkins: Live Country!


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