Get prepared Northern Michigan for the country music event of the summer!

The White Stone Project and Jay’s Sporting Goods are pleased to announce the Big Ticket Country Event.  This amazing country music concert will add another rocking night of entertainment to the already spectacular Big Ticket Festival, the premier Christian Music Festival in Northern Michigan.

Big Ticket Country Music Night will be headlined by CMA and ACM award-winning duo Thompson Square, with the internationally renowned special guest speaker, Nick Vujicic. This promises to be a remarkable night for the whole family.  Big Ticket Country will hit the stage on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Gaylord, Michigan, just a short drive from the Traverse City and Petoskey areas.

Combining the musical talents of Kiefer and Shawna Thompson, Thompson Square is the first established married country duo to receive a Country Music Award (CMA) for Vocal Duo of the Year. Their talent and popularity have soared through media exposure by performing on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan, amongst others. Live performances with country superstars such as Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean have also lead to enhanced recognition by the country music scene and the masses in general.  It is no surprise all of this has lead to a meteoric rise in the country music charts and two Grammy nominations.

Special guest speaker Nick Vujicic will also be taking the stage. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs; however, he did not let this bring him down.  Vujicic graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a double major in accounting and financial planning. With his high spirits and immense love for life, he has become one of the world’s most sought after public speakers. In 2005, he was nominated for Young Australian of the Year Award and at his young age he has already addressed over 3 million people in over 44 countries on five continents.

If that wasn’t enough, this amazing evening will be hosted by Jep and Jessica of the Duck Dynasty. Made popular through their reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” which airs on A&E, this dynamic duo achieved great success through the expansive growth of their family-owned business, Duck Commander. Their enjoyable exploits and fun loving attitudes have helped “Duck Dynasty” break several ratings records on A&E and cable television as a whole, including entertaining 11.8 million viewers for the premiere of their fourth season.

Combining the musical talents of Thomson Square with the motivational, awe-inspiring public speaking of Nick Vujicic, and the sure to be entertaining hosts from the Duck Dynasty, this will be an unforgettable evening in Northern Michigan. Doors for the Big Ticket Country event at the Otsego County Fairgrounds in Gaylord, Michigan will open at 5 p.m. and the event will last until 11 p.m.  Whether you are from Gaylord, Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlavoix or anywhere else in Michigan, this is the perfect event for families, friends, and music lovers of all ages!  For tickets, click here.