The hours and minutes and seconds are counting down to the big day: COUNTRYFEST. I've been watching everyone around me running around this building like it's Christmas time. Anxiously preparing for show time and it got me thinking...

CountryFest Crowd (Heather Davis)

'Twas the night before Countryfest and all through the station

The building was hustling in all the preparation

The cars were packed with goodies for all

For Countryfest fans, big and small

T-Shirts, cds and stickers galore

With anticipation growing more and more

The Schaghticoke Fair grounds were quiet as could be

The calm before Saturdays big festivities

A concert experience with memories for years

With thousands of fans shouting with cheers

Sean and Bethany, Marissa and Matty

Lee Brice, Granger Smith and Charles Kelley

Eli Young and Thompson Square

All ready to party at the grounds of the fair

Making the plans and checking them twice

Organizing summers biggest party just right

Knowing whatever the weather will be

The party will be lit with the Cap Regions energy

So as you lay your head to your pillow this Countryfest Eve

Prepare yourself for the fun in all of your dreams

Get ready for GNA to get on the microphone and scream

"Welcome to Countryfest 20-16!"