WGNA's rich history of Countryfest dates all the way back to 1994.  As we get set for another incredible show with Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson and more at SPAC on July 12th, it was fun to go back in time and watch some older YouTube videos from the event. Over the years, venues and artists have changed, but one thing remains the same; this is a show where anything and everything can happen.  From interesting people watching to seeing a superstar artist in their infancy stages (and just about everything in between) here are 8 awesome Countryfest moments caught on video.  Take a good look, one or two of these videos may include you or people you know!

This man was caught doing the "Porta-Potty Two Step" at Countryfest 2017 

Countryfest 2015: "Some Beer Bonding" How cool is this? 

His career really blossomed in the next few years but you could tell that early 20's something Brett Eldredge was going to be a country force to be reckon with. This is video taken from WGNA's Countryfest 2011, Altamont Fairgrounds. 

Her child would be around 11 at Countryfest 2020.  Wonder if they have as much love for country music as mom does!  This is video taken from Countryfest 2009 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. 


By the time Dan + Shay opened up for Rascal Flatts at Countryfest 2018, their song was "Tequila" was already a hit, but this moment seemed to symbolically launch them into super stardom.  "Tequila" would go on to win numerous awards and was arguably one of the biggest crossover hits of 2018-2019.   Check out the crowd reaction from Countryfest 2018 at SPAC.

*WARNING* The audio of this video clip is atrocious, but the clarity is outstanding.  At the 2:08 mark, badass Miranda Lambert tears into a balloon, popping it with her bare teeth whipping the crowd into a frenzy with "Kerosene". This video was taken at Countryfest 2011 in Altamont. 

Fresh off her incredible run and a 3rd place finish on American Idol, Latham's Madison VanDenburg smashed the National Anthem to kick off Countryfest 2019 at SPAC. 

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