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Detroit Downtown Hoedown lineup announced

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Jason Aldean, Joe Nichols, Michigan native Josh Gracin, Gloriana, Steel Magnolia and rock band Staind's Aaron Lewis are among the top names playing this year's 29th annual WYCD Downtown Hoedown.

The free festival will take place May 13-15 at Hart Plaza in Detroit, with more than 50 national and local bands playing on three stages. Last year's Hoedown drew an estimated 1.1 million to see headliners the Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley and Uncle Kracker.

In addition to the national headliners, the 2011 Hoedown will feature local favorites such as Annabelle Road, Ty Stone, the Forbes Brothers, Justine Blazer and JoCaine.

The full Hoedown lineup includes:

Friday, May 13: Justine Blazer, Due West, Chuck Wicks, Thompson Square, Sunny Sweeney, Aaron Lewis (who will be playing with a band rather than the solo shows he's done to this point), Jerrod Niemann, Joe Nichols.

Saturday, May 14: Derringer, John Maison, Buffy Lawson, the Forbes Brothers, Locash Cowboys, Frankie Ballard, Ty Stone, Gloriana, Josh Gracin and one more act to be named later.

Sunday, May 15: Stephen Cochran, JoCaine, Annabelle Road, Harters, Adam Brand, Steve Holy, JaneDear Girls, Steel Magnolia, Jason Aldean.

Information and updates will be available at www.wycd.com.

Web Site: www.wycd.com

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