As I was buying 4 pounds of Italian sausage last night at Hannaford, a Country 107.7, WGNA-FM listener that recognized me made me smile.

She was wheeling her cart and walking with her teenage daughter and said, "I can't wait for Countryfest Jake!"  She then reached in her purse at the front of the cart and pulled out her 4 Countryfest 2011 tickets, waved them and said, "Just got em!". I replied, "God bless you, I'll see you there. Thanks for listening". Her name was Helen.

I asked Helen who she was looking forward to seeing the most and without even pausing for a second she said "Sunny Sweeney". She was a huge Miranda Lambert fan too, but she is convinced that Sunny is going to be a huge star. I told her she was absolutely right and she's already getting it done on the charts. Sunny Sweeney's brand new hit "Stayin's Worse than Leaving" is a powerful song written from a real life level that hits men and women right in the heart. Just like Helen said, she's going to be a huge star.

On top of Sunny Sweeney, we'll all get to hear and see a talented crop of Nashville's finest on july 9th at the Altamont Fairgrounds including Joanna Smith, Brett Eldredge, Randy Houser and Superstar headliner and the newlywed wife of Superstar Blake Shelton, Mrs. Miranda Lambert. Tickets are $35 and available at all Hannaford Supermarkets in the Capital Region, Glens Falls and Queensbury area as well as online here. Tickets are selling fast this year, and will be $45 at the gate on July 9th so save $10 and snag yours now.

Let's get ready for the show with a look and listen of Sunny Sweeney's new hit "Stayin's Worse Than Leaving".