KRTY Hosts “Hot Country Sunday” on July 30 at Gilroy Garlic Festival

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 28, 29 and 30, 2017



KRTY Hosts “Hot Country Sunday” on July 30 at Gilroy Garlic Festival

June 15, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival is bigger, better, and bolder than ever before—and that also goes for the “Hot Country Sunday” lineup of new acts hosted by 95.3 KRTY on the Amphitheater Stage on Sunday, July 30. The trio of exciting up-and-coming country artists includes Aubrey Road, Carly Pearce, and Jacob Davis.

KRTY General Manager Nate Deaton said, “We are very excited to be bringing three new artists to the Garlic Festival again this year. We are thrilled with the line-up and know the success we have had in the past with artists like Rascal Flatts, Brothers Osborne, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Dustin Lynch will be replicated again this year. We hope to see everyone out at Christmas Hill Park on Sunday, July 30!”

Aubrey Road

The duo Aubrey Road will kick off Hot Country Sunday on the Amphitheater Stage at 12:00 noon. Austin Reed and Brianna Padilla formed Aubrey Road after meeting in Central High in Fresno, California. After being introduced by a mutual friend, they brought out their guitars and quickly realized the talent each other had. Over the next year, they began writing original music and preparing to perform live. Brianna was a contestant on American Idol, where she made it to Vegas week in January 2015. In early 2016, Aubrey Road cut their debut EP “Red Light” with Grammy nominated producer Brian Kolb. The EP features Rob McNelley on guitar. Aubrey Road also managed to stir the interest and support of Garth Brooks’ lead player and Trisha Yearwood’s manager Johnny Garcia, who continues to support their efforts. Aubrey Road has opened for The Band Perry, Cassadee Pope, and Michael Ray.

Carly Pearce

Opportunities, heartbreak, second chances—Carly Pearce is thankful for every little thing. The 26-year-old singer/songwriter grew up as a musical marvel in the one-stoplight town of Taylor Mill, Kentucky. She was fronting a bluegrass band at age 11, and by 16 had shipped off to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for a full-time job at the iconic Dollywood theme park. After a gig as backup singer for Pretty Little Liars actress-turned-Country singer Lucy Hale, Pearce teamed up with hit producer busbee and Emily Shackelton on a song that’s uncomfortable, almost, in its vulnerability: the haunting ballad “Every Little Thing.” Currently working on her debut album, Pearce is entering her first radio tour with more than 50,000 downloads and a brand-new record deal with independent powerhouse Big Machine Label Group. “I’m a testament of the underdog who spun her wheels in town for eight years but never gave up,” she says. Pearce will be appearing live on the Amphitheater Stage starting at 1:00 pm.

Jacob Davis

Louisiana native Jacob Davis will wrap up Hot Country Sunday from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. Davis has a hot debut single “What I Wanna Be,” a fresh sound, and a road-tested live show, having already opened for artists including Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Billy Currington, and Kelsea Ballerini. The “feel good” vibe found throughout his music comes naturally. After graduating with an Environmental Science degree and spending a year working for an oil company, Davis decided it was time to create a new future for himself in Nashville. “Music has always been a part of my life,” said Davis. “I knew with everything in me that it was what I had to do, and there was no fighting it.” His decision paid off quickly; after catching the attention of a passionate advocate at ASCAP, he ended up signing a record deal with Black River Entertainment.

In addition to 95.3 KRTY Hot Country Sunday on the Amphitheater Stage, Gilroy Garlic Festival visitors enjoy the sounds of live rock ‘n roll, country, jazz, blues, reggae, swing, and more on three entertainment stages all weekend long (July 28, 29 and 30, 2017). All concerts are free with Festival admission. Discount tickets are available online at and at Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods stores.



About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 39th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held July 28, 29, and 30, 2017, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. Presented by Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, this annual event draws tens of thousands of guests from around the world for a three-day celebration of great garlicky food, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Discount tickets are available online at and at Raley's, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods stores.

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