What? Just 8 days "and a few hours"? Yes! I can't wait to get the party started at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

Make sure you're looking for me making the rounds in the crowds. I'll be armed with my audio recorder and talking to you all in the crowd on July 9th at the Altamont Fairgrounds. You can tune back to Country 107.7, WGNA-FM a few days after the show and hear yourself on the radio station. Miranda Lambert is chomping at the bit to rock the crowd along with Randy Houser, John Michael Montgomery, Sunny Sweeney, Brett Eldredge and Joanna Smith! Local favorites The Back 40 Band will start the show at 1pm. Gates open at 11am this year. Full details on rules, parking, and everything else are here.

The online ticket sales have ended so that we can get the orders processed and mailed out. So from now til next Friday night you have to get your tickets at Hannaford Supermarkets, and Sunmark Federal Credit Union branches. Some stores will be selling out soon, so call ahead. Make sure you get your tickets now. They're $35 and will be $5 at the gate the day of the show if there are any, and Countryfest 2011 tickets are selling fast this year! Here's our headliner country superstar Miranda Lambert with one of her big hits to get you ready to rock with WGNA next Saturday!