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Mud Nationals is not only for people interested ATVs, mud, dirt and fun, it is also a place to kick back and listen to a variety of bands from local favorites to big Nashville names.

Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 feature outdoor concerts in the beautiful East Texas pines with tunes sure to make your foot tap.

The concerts start at 9 p.m. and you don’t have to own an ATV to attend. The music is included in the $60 for the week wrist band price, and is a good deal to see six bands. Bring your lawn chairs, or just sit on the tailgate of your truck and listen to the
best country music has to offer. Coolers are welcome to the party too.

David Nail

This year’s event features chart topping artist David Nail. His song “Let it Rain” hit the number one spot in January 2012.  Nail’s song “Red Light” was a top 10 hit and was listed by Esquire Magazine as one of 50 songs every man should be listening to, his
website states. The song was nominated by the Academy of Country Music for single record of the year. Nail also scored a Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “Turning Home,” his website states.

“We are very excited,” said event coordinator Tracie Engi. “This is our 10th anniversary of Mud Nationals and truthfully I think this is going to be the best one ever, based on feedback from our website, the number of phone calls we have received and the
number of inquiries the park has received. I think this year will probably be the biggest (event) we have ever had.”

Friday’s lineup will kick off with Jason Cassidy from New Caney, Texas.  Cassidy’s voice has been described as a “clear dedication to tradition,” according to his website. “His voice scales from a resonant baritone to a melodic high tenor,” it states.  After being
brought back to Christ, he wrote his hit single “My Redemption” on his way home from a fellowship session, full of gospel and praise for the Lord.

After Cassidy, Palestine’s own The Bigsbys will take stage.  The band’s unique sound blends rock, alt country and blues into a melodic blend everyone can appreciate.

Then, the show’s headliner David Nail will finish out the evening.  “David Nail rounds out the concert,” Engi said. “We have something for everyone, from the more traditional country to redneck rock, he (Nail) rounds out the ticket.”

On Saturday, the evening will start with Louisiana native Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws.  His music carries influences from the founders of country music, including Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Tony Joe White, his site states.

After Cody and the Bayou boys, Tennessee native Big Smo will change the tempo up with his music, which combines the best of country with beats and rhymes.

JB and the Moonshine BandEast Texas Favorite JB and the Moonshine Band will headline the evening.  The band has a raw sound that has become their trademark.  “What I like is that we write our own songs — I sing my own songs, and I think that adds an element of authenticity that country music fans appreciate,” front man JB  Patterson said. “We’re not super polished, we’re not overproduced, we’re raw, we’re real, and we don’t apologize for it.”

After Saturday’s concert, the week long festivities will conclude with a huge fireworks display.


Friday Night, March 30th at 9pm

Ride over to the Oasis area to the Red Dirt Stage to see some of the hottest acts around. Jason Cassidy will kick off the night followed by The Bigsbys. Then the Missouri native with a recent #1 hit takes the stage around 11 pm.

David Nail

David's hits include Red Light and his most recent hit topping the charts at #1 in January 2012, Let it Rain.

Saturday Night, March 31st at 9pm

Cody Cooke and the Bayou OutlawsHigh Lifter and Red Dirt Hurricane have brought you some of today’s hottest new artists. To get the party started on Saturday night, Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws will get the crowd warmed up followed by The Big Smo. Then at 11 pm. East Texas’ own JB and the Moonshine Band will light up the stage with their recent hits Perfect Girl and Whiskey Days.

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